Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

See a horror punk show, donate to a good cause


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 24, 2021

The local horror punk outfit Grave Robber will be lending a hand this holiday season with a special toy drive at The Muse on Main on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. The Nightmare Before Christmas Toy Drive will see Grave Robber performing a full set of punk rock Christmas tunes as well as performances by First Jason and B Movie Monsters

Those of you that do not know, First Jason is a punk-metal project based in Chicago that features Ari Lehman who played the original Jason Vorhees in the 1980 classic Friday the 13th. Lehman will be doing a special meet-and-greet that evening as well. 

This all-ages show will run you $10 at the door plus a new unopened toy. The toy drive will benefit Toys for Tots. 

Another chance to donate to Toys for Tots

A couple of weeks later, another Toys for Tots drive will take place at the Rockstar Lounge on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. 

This too will be open to the whole family and will have tasty food available for purchase and live music by Reload. If you like AC/DC, Motley Crue, Autograph, and so on, you must check out Reload. 

You can donate a new unopened toy or cash at the door to enter. Come rock out and help a family in need right here in our community. 

School of Rock to showcase talent at Piere’s

Remember what it was like when your band got the opportunity to perform on the “million dollar stage” of Piere’s? It was a pretty big deal. 

Now, thanks to the School of Rock, some youngsters are going to embrace that same experience on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. 

The SOR Fall Show will feature the school’s Performance Program students putting on three great shows on the big stage: punk rock, glam rock, and prog rock. Those will be followed by their Adult Group performing a pop rock show. 

As always, their Rock 101 students will perform throughout the day as well. 

The schedule is as follows: punk rock at 1 p.m., glam rock at 3 p.m., prog rock at 5 p.m., and pop rock at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support the students! 

Experience blues-rock at Rockstar Lounge

Frankfort, Indiana, is a town about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis and home to the blues-rock touring machine called the Jason Wells Band

The band features Jason on guitar, his son Gibson Wells on bass, and George Sheppard on drums. Together, they have shared stages with Candlebox, Jimmie Van Zant, The Kentucky Headhunters, Jackyl, and Tantric. 

Jason’s guitar wizardry is influenced by the likes of Ted Nugent, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix. 

Sheppard, on the other hand, is a lifelong percussionist who has won Grammys for his work with Eric Johnson and The Talking Heads, among others. 

Anyhow, The Jason Wells Blues Band will make a stop at the Rockstar Lounge on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Opening the show will be the local father and son duo The Snyders (Tim and Tom Snyder). 

General admission and VIP tickets are available now through TicketWeb. VIP includes a BBQ dinner, early entry, and floor seating.

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