Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

El Camino Hot Tub’s trombonist slides to Austin


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published July 22, 2020

El Camino Hot Tub has a bittersweet show coming up at O’Sullivans on Friday, July 31. As they celebrate  their two-year anniversary as a band, they will  also bid farewell to trombone player Sawyer Green who is moving to Austin, Texas. 

The band released a statement on their Facebook page regarding the departure: “We know we’re going to miss him, and while the band will still continue to work hard to bring you some real bangers regardless of our lineup, we know that things won’t ever be the same without ole Sawbone laying down the trombone.” 

Green has been with the band from the start performing a number of memorable shows along the way. He plans to give Austin a taste of his trombone when he gets there and already has an EDM duo in the works. 

“I love the Fort Wayne music scene,” Green said. “It’s been great to meet so many awesome people and it’s such a welcoming environment.”

The show that evening will begin at 10 p.m. and will  include Nifty Skullet

Before the big shindig, ECHT will perform at 2 Toms Brewing Company’s Anniversary Luau Party on Saturday, July 25. Good luck, Sawyer! 

Riverside Relaxing

In addition to their Monday lunch concerts, Trubble Riverside hosts Friday night concerts in their beer garden. After working all week, there’s not a better way to unwind than relax outside, listen to music, and enjoy a tasty beverage. 

The concerts run from 8-9:30 p.m. Upcoming shows include Adam Baker on July 24, Dan Smyth on July 31, and Lindsey Becker on Aug. 7. 

Ruin-ous Metal

The Ruin will host a day of black metal on Friday, July 24, beginning at 3 p.m. The Fort Wayne Desecration Ritual III Black Metal Music Fest was originally scheduled to take place inside The Ruin, but in order to provide guests with the most comfortable experience, the event will be held next to the venue on Cherry Street. 

The lineup consists of local and regional black metal acts including Karkosa, Throne, Well of Night, Burial Oath, Into Pandemonium, The Green Leaves, Death on Fire, Putrid Liquid, and Moloch. Tickets for the event can be purchased through Ticketstripe.com. 

Get schooled by the school of rock

School of Rock Fort Wayne is set for its final kid-friendly block party of the summer at Harley Davidson of Fort Wayne on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5-8 p.m. Stop by and check out the young local talent. JB’s Cuisine Machine will be on site to serve up tasty goods and Curly’s Village Inn will serve up the drinks.

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