Mayor Tom Henry joinedFort WayneParks and Recreation Director Al Moll today to announce the 2017 summer concert lineup at Foellinger Theatre.
The concert season, which begins May 18, will feature several acts making their first appearance at Foellinger Theatre, including Christopher Cross with Very Special Guest Stephen Bishop and Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri. Many favorites such as Chicago, Kansas, The Lettermen, The Beach Boys and ZZ Top will return as well.
“I continue to be encouraged by the quality of life amenities that we’re able to provide in Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Henry. “The Foellinger Theatre Concert Series assists us in our efforts as a point of destination for individuals and families to enjoy activities and experience the momentum and investments we’re seeing in our community.”
Tickets for the following concerts will go on sale at 8 am, March 10:
· Chicago, May 18
· Kansas, May 19
· ZZ Top, May 30
· Christopher Cross with Very Special Guest Stephen Bishop, June 10
· Science Central Presents Pink Droyd, June 16
· Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri, June 17
· The Stranger (Billy Joel Tribute), July 1
· The Lettermen, July 8
· Stayin’ Alive, (Bee Gees Tribute) July 22
· Hotel California, July 29
· The Beach Boys, August 3
· The Spinners, August 12
· BritBeat, (Beatles Tribute) August 19
· Happy Together, August 23
Blue Oyster Cult with Guest Mark Farner will perform on July 7, but the ticket sale date for that concert has not been finalized. Blue Oyster Cult will be presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.
“This concert season promises to be outstanding. We are currently in negotiations with up to four more acts including the Barenaked Ladies,” said Director Moll. “We are grateful for our sponsors who help us make it possible to offer such competitive ticket prices. And with Pacific Coast Concerts bringing in some great acts, we are going to have a tremendous summer!”
To prevent overpaying for Foellinger Theatre tickets on a ticket scalping site, the Parks & Recreation Department recommends that patrons go directly to www.foellingertheatre.org and click on “Purchase Theatre Tickets.” That link will lead patrons to a list of concerts with their correct ticket prices and a seating chart, as well as an option to purchase directly from the Parks & Recreation Department. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Parks & Recreation office at 260-427-6000 or by visiting 705 East State Blvd., Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.
Several free concerts will be held at Foellinger Theatre this season as well, including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony, the 38th Infantry Division Band, the Fort Wayne Area Community Band and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir.
Foellinger Theatre will also feature eight FREE, family-friendly Harry Potter movies this summer. We’re excited to be able to show the movies at 7:30 pm, a much earlier time, often requested by families with young children. Free movies are sponsored by 97.3 WMEE.
- June 14, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- June 21, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- June 28, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- July 5, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- July 12, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- July 19, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
- July 26, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- August 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows 2
The 2017 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Old National, Fun 101.7, PBS39 WFWA TV and Whatzup. Holiday Inn at IPFW is the official sponsoring hotel and has special rates for Parks & Recreation participants. For more information about each concert, please visit www.foellingertheatre.org.