Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Trombone Shorty slides into The Clyde

Bandleader bringing exhilarating grooves to town

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published June 1, 2022

On Friday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m., The Clyde will open its stage to New Orleans’ trombonist, composer, bandleader, author, and philanthropist Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Fueled by a bottom-heavy rhythm section, buoyant keys, and bright flashes of brass, Trombone Shorty channels exhilarating grooves and raw power into a series of tight, explosive performances, blurring the lines between funk, soul, R&B, and psychedelic rock. Perfect for The Clyde! 

You may have caught him a couple weeks ago on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performing “Lifted,” the title track off his new album released in April. 

General admission tickets can be purchased online at, by calling (800) 514-3849, or visiting The Clyde box office, all Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater Sound. 

This will be a good one, and it’s even a Friday night for crying out loud. 

Local musicians ready for Crooked Lake fest

DJ Double K, Mike Dougherty, School of Rock Fort Wayne, The 906 Band, Cherry Bomb, Rekt, DJ Ruckus, Jason Paul, Aleena York, Clayton Anderson, The Brothers Footman, and The Y’s Guys: What do these artists have in common? Come July, they will be lathering in sunscreen, plugging in their instruments, and performing in front of hundreds at the ninth annual Crooked Lake Sandbar Music Festival. 

The two-day event will be July 22-23 on Crooked Lake and will provide family fun with live local and regional artists performing on the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage. 

The event benefits local charities like the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County. 

Check out for more information. 

Harness to perform at 2Toms Luau

2Toms Brewing Company will host its fourth anniversary luau on Saturday, July 23, from 3-8 p.m. 

Round up the troops and get ready to take part in this one-of-a-kind tropical beer festival, featuring an outdoor tiki bar serving up samples of beer, cider, and mead from breweries all over Indiana and beyond. 

There will also be food trucks and live music from The Voice Top 20 finalist Samuel Harness

Designated driver, general admission, and VIP tickets are available via 

In case you’re wondering, the $75 VIP tickets include a souvenir glass, access to the Barrel Room VIP Lounge, 2Toms Anniversary Brew 4-pack, sunglasses, and a lei. Now, that’s a steal! 

In any event, it’s a good opportunity to put on those Hawaiian threads that have been hanging in your closet the last decade and throw back a couple tasty brews.  

Elm Street actress visiting Monster Pizza

Famous Monster Pizza in Decatur has another spooky event lined up for Sunday, June 19, at 7 p.m.

Not only will they be doing a screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, but actress Lisa Wilcox, who plays Alice in the film, will be in attendance. 

Following the Freddy film, Wilcox will be doing a question-and-answer and autograph/photo session. 

Tickets are available at  

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