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Two-EE’s Pours Out Festival

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 16, 2018

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Two-EE’s Winery in Huntington has become the go-to destination for delicious wine, socializing with friends, and live music now and again. Those of you who have attended their Uncorked music series can attest. If you haven’t made it to the winery yet, a perfect opportunity will come on Saturday, August 25, for their Pre-Harvest Festival. Things will get under way at 4 p.m. and will feature delicious food, your favorite wines, fireworks, and awesome live music. Set to perform will be O’Sister, Brother, Todd Harrold and Nick Bobay, Colin Boyd, Love Hustler, and headliner Cory Wong. You may recognize Cory Wong from his guitar playing with the American funk group Vulfpeck as well as with singer/songwriter Ben Rector. Two-EE’s also is aiming for the best in food at the event with an array of food trucks including Affine, Head2Hock, Sol Kitchen, Bravas, and JB’s Cuisine Machine. The Pre-Harvest Festival is open to ages 18 and older with tickets available through Eventbrite.

Have you had the chance to check out the new music video by the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra? “Work Hard in the USA” is the band’s first-ever video and is a clear representation of what the band is all about: fun and funk. Directed by Watch Jimmyball, the video captures a FWFO live performance at one of Jefferson Pointe’s Friday Nites Live events and features footage of headman Aaron King rapping with what appears to be this year’s Three Rivers Festival fireworks display as his backdrop. If you were at Friday Nites Live when they performed last month, you might find yourself on the video, especially if you were up shaking your tail. You can find the song on their release, Funk Band for the Common Man. Get your hands on a copy on Saturday, August 18, when they hit the stage at Wrigley Field Bar. Meanwhile, hop onto the band’s Facebook page to check out the new video.

The Legendary Trainhoppers have a special performance coming up on Saturday, September 8, at the Artlink Contemporary Gallery, on its 40th Anniversary. To celebrate four decades of supporting emerging artists and art forms in Fort Wayne, they are throwing an all-ages birthday bash. From 7-10 p.m., you can enjoy live music by the Trainhoppers, a cash bar, and free desserts from local favorites Cookie Cottage, The Bagel Station, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Hall’s Takes the Cake, Pembroke Bakery & Café, Poptique Gourmet Popcorn, and Zinnia’s Bakehouse. While at the event, you can learn more about Artlink’s incredible history with their exhibition, Encore: 40 Years of Artlink, featuring artwork by 40 influential artists of Artlink’s history. Best part: it’s free to attend!

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