June 23, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:           Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

Botanical Roots Concert Series

Botanical Conservatory, Fridays, July 25 – August 29

Fort Wayne, IN: The Botanical Roots Concert Series will begin on Friday, July 25 with rock band JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers. This eclectic downtown concert series featuring music from a wide diversity of regional heritages and cultural backgrounds is in its ninth year and promises to be more entertaining than ever before. 


Fort Wayne, Ind—The July 12th Foreigner concert at Foellinger Theatre is sold out.

Tickets for the remaining concerts have been selling at record rates as well and customers are urged to reserve their seats soon. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org, by calling 260-427-6000, or by visiting the Parks & Recreation Department office at 705 E. State Blvd., Mon – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.


Fort Wayne residents and business leaders joined Mayor Tom Henry, City Councilman Glynn Hines and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll to dedicate the McMillen Park Community Center today. The new and improved 82,000 square foot multipurpose facility is a Legacy Fort Wayne Project. Today’s event showcased Phase 1 of the renovation, a $2 million project, with future phases to come.

Wednesday, September 3, 7:30 pm 

THE BEACH BOYS, one of America's greatest rock bands, return to Fort Wayne for the first time in over 10 years on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm.

Formed in Hawthorne, California in suburban Los Angeles, by brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine, their songs about surfing, cars and romance led to 36 Top 40 songs. The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, have sold over 100 million records around the world, and are listed at Number 12 in Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 Artists of All Time.

Mayor Tom Henry and Parks and Recreation Director Al Moll kicked off the 36th anniversary of the Senior Games today with the ceremonial lighting of the torch at Courthouse Green. The Senior Games is open to adults 50 and older and over 300 are expected to participate this year. Events are held at locations around Fort Wayne and the cost to participate is only $2 per event.

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