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Rock returning to Plaza


Anthony Gadson

Associate Editor

Published May 3, 2022

The Allen County Public Library has announced the return of Rock the Plaza, featuring 13 free concerts and a total of 51 local bands.

Taking place at the downtown library’s plaza from 6-10 p.m. every Saturday from June 4-Aug. 27, things get started with U.R.B., Gregg Bender Band, Basketcase, and Zen BBQ

Each night will feature four acts, outside of June 25 when Grateful Groove, Phil Schurger, and Pink Droyd will perform.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring food, chairs or blankets, but pets are discouraged. And if you don’t bring food, Pint & Slice will be on hand serving up pizza and drinks.

If you’re unable to attend a show, it will be aired on ACPL’s Access Fort Wayne on Comcast channel 55 and Verizon channel 25. Concerts will also be livestreamed on the library’s YouTube channel and replayed on its radio station WELT 95.7 FM.

This will be the first complete lineup for Rock the Plaza since 2019 after the 2020 season was canceled, and 2021 was abbreviated.

This year’s lineup is as follows:

June 4: Gregg Bender Band, Basketcase, Zen BBQ, URB

June 11: Here Nor There, Two Many People, The Humanity, Moser Woods

June 18: Private Education, Justin Bailey, Pete Dio & The Old & Dirty, Alicia Pyle & The Locals

June 25: Grateful Groove, Phil Schurger, Pink Droyd

July 2: Tuesday Atlas, Susan Mae & The New Yesterday, Light Steps, The Illegals

July 9: Disco Curls, Jared Schneider, Bucket List, Taj Maholics

July 16: Pop N Fresh, The Piques, Matthew Sturm Band, Los Galaxy

July 23: Calloused, Lysaght & McRae, The Kickbacks, Craig Guy Band

July 30: Loveseat!, Book of Chill, Sunglasses at Night, Kid Gloves

Aug. 6: JD3 & The Jondo Trio, Jill Jugloff, Aphrodite, Dumpy’s Cuzzins

Aug. 13: David Todoran & The Blind Riders, Clinton Kelly, Morning After, Whoa, Man!

Aug. 20: Orion’s Belt, Cami Haller Band, Brian Lemert, Phil’s Family Lizard

Aug. 27: 906 Band, Open Strings, Sum Mors, AFU

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