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The Clyde welcomes Etheridge for June show

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published April 25, 2019

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Earlier this month, rock artist Melissa Etheridge released a new album, The Medicine Show, which will see her hitting the road in support. One of her stops will include The Clyde on Wednesday, June 19.

One of rock music’s great female icons, Etheridge has maintained quite the career with multiple platinum albums, numerous Grammy nominations, and even performing on Broadway as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot. Her Clyde performance will include some new numbers in addition to classics such as “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window.”

Reserved seating tickets are currently on sale. It’s not every day that Melissa Etheridge comes to town, so don’t miss this one!

Pavilion Snags Pink Floyd Tribute band

Pink Droyd have added their name to the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion’s ever-growing concert lineup.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the band will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s The Wall with a performance of the masterpiece complete and uncut. For 40 years, the epic album has resonated across genres and generations and it is Droyd’s mission to keep the spirit alive. The all-ages show will also feature a full laser light show.

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the Sweetwater campus, Neat Neat Neat Records, all Wooden Nickel locations, and via and

Welcome the sun at Sol Fest

One of the first festivals every year is Fox Island’s Sol Fest. This two-day event brings folks out of hibernation to celebrate the sun (sol is Spanish for sun). This year’s event will be held on May 4 and 5 from noon-7 p.m. and feature live music, food, beer garden, kids area, hayrides, and more. There’s even opportunity to take the youngsters out on a kayak or canoe.

Most of the proceeds for the festival are designated for scholarships for schools that can’t afford to visit Allen County Parks on field trips, for kids who can’t afford day camps, and for environmental educational programming to organizations that assist disadvantaged children.

Taking the stage will be The Wailhounds, Sunny Taylor, Grateful Groove, KelsiCote, Distractions, Elle/the Remnant, The Rev, Dirty Comp’ny, The Mild Sensation, Ramon Volz, Sarah Ellsworth-Hoffman, Shelly Dixon & Jeff McRae, Heady Times, Basketcase, Greg Bender Band, Chilly Addams, and The Kyle Haller Band. Beside getting out and enjoying Mother Nature, the best thing about Sol Fest is the price: Only $5.

Smyth Releases album

Local stalwart Dan Smyth has released his latest effort I Can’t Wait. The singer-songwriter recorded the nine-track gem at Off The Cuff Studios and features a handful of guest musicians including Andrea Atwood, Jason Davis, Casey Stansifer, and more.

To coincide with the release, Smyth released a clever music video for the title track which can be found through his social media sites.

Get a copy of I Can’t Wait at or at one of his upcoming performance.

Smyth is one of the hardest-working artists on the scene so there’s plenty of opportunities to find him. In fact, he will be at Auburn Brewing Company on May 3 and Pedal City on May 11.

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