April 9, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)

                        Public Information Officer

Foellinger Theatre Concert and Movie Series Announced

Tickets on Sale Tuesday, April 14 at 8 am

Fort Wayne, Ind--Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Al Moll was joined today by Mayor Tom Henry, sponsors from local corporations and media outlets as he announced the 2015 summer concert lineup at Foellinger Theatre: “Listen to the Music.” 

 

The concert season, which begins May 15, will feature nationally acclaimed musicians such as The Doobie Brothers, Tommy James & The Shondells, Willie Nelson, the Steve Miller Band, The Beach Boys and The Temptations.


Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 14 at 8 am. To guard against overpaying for Foellinger Theatre tickets on a ticket scalping site, the 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.


“This concert season promises to be bigger and better than ever,” said Director Moll. “We are grateful for our sponsors, without which we couldn’t offer such competitive ticket prices. And with Pacific Coast Concerts bringing in some great acts, we are going to have a fabulous summer!”


2015 Signature Concerts include:

Stayin’ Alive

Friday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.

From traditional Bee Gee’s songs like “To Love Somebody” to disco

era songs like “Stayin’ Alive,” the authentic look and falsetto voices

of this Toronto based group will get you in the mood to re-live the

1970s. Tickets: $15


Willie Nelson

Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Foellinger Theatre welcomes legendary country singer, songwriter,

guitarist, actor, writer and poet, Willie Nelson. His long list of hits

includes “On the Road Again,” “Always On My Mind,” and “Mamas

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” Presented by Pacific

Coast Concerts. Tickets: $49, $79, $99, $5 ticket processing fee


Tommy James & The Shondells

with Herman’s Hermits, featuring Peter Noone

Friday, May 29, 8:00 p.m.

Tommy James & The Shondells recorded the hit song “Hanky Panky”

in 1964 and followed up with “Mony Mony,” “I Think We’re Alone

Now” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion” among others. Peter Noone

and the legendary 60’s pop band Herman’s Hermits shares the stage

tonight with classic hits such as “I’m Into Something Good,” and “I’m

Henry VIII, I Am.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.

Tickets: $39, $49, $59, $79, $5 ticket processing fee


Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

Saturday, June 6, 8:00 p.m.

This wildly popular and extremely talented Eagles tribute band

perform their faithful and accurate renditions of the timeless songs of

the Eagles: “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and the Eagles more

recent songs “Get Over It,” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.”

Tickets: $15


The Doobie Brothers

Wednesday, July 1, 7:30 p.m.

Formed in San Jose, California in 1969, The Doobie Brothers remain

one of America’s top touring and recording bands. The Doobie

Brothers’ hits include “Black Water,” “Jesus is Just Alright,” “China

Grove,” ‘Listen to the Music,” “South City Midnight Lady,” and “Takin’

it to the Streets.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.

Tickets: $49, $79, $99, $5 ticket processing fee


Steve Miller Band

Sunday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.

Formed in San Francisco in 1966, the Steve Miller Band has had a

prolific music career touring and recording, with hits that include “Fly

Like an Eagle,” “Big Ol’ Jet Airliner,” “Abracadabra,” “Rockin’ Me”

and “Space Cowboy.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.

Tickets: $49, $79, $99, $5 ticket processing fee


The Sounds of Touch

Saturday, July 25, 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy the best in “Old School” and The Motown Sound as TOUCH

sings smash hits from artists such as The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye,

The O’Jays, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The

Jackson 5 and many more! Tickets: $15


The Beach Boys and The Temptations

Sunday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Beach Boys are considered one of America’s greatest rock bands

with their songs about surfing, cars and girls -- “Good Vibrations,”

“Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Surfin’ USA.” They share the stage this evening with


The Temptations
whose smooth moves on stage and great harmonies

made them Motown legends in the 1960s. “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination”

and “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone” are cornerstones of their era.

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Ticket holders with vintage cars

manufactured before 1980 are invited to display their vehicles near the main entrance

of Foellinger Theatre, and may arrive starting at 5:00 p.m. the night of the show.

Tickets: $49, $79, $99, $5 ticket processing fee


The Hit Men

Friday, August 7, 8:00 p.m.

These former members of mega acts like Frankie Valli and the Four

Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jim Croce, and Carly

Simon made their Foellinger debut last season and are back by

popular demand. They take us on a trip through rock and roll history

as they sing hits like “Sherry,” “Let’s Hang On,” “Peace Train” and

medleys from all of their famous groups. Tickets: $20, $30


Happy Together Tour

Sunday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring The Turtles with Flo & Eddie (who also toured with Frank

Zappa & The Mothers of Invention), this concert includes The Grass

Roots, The Buckinghams, The Association, the Cowsills and Mark

Lindsay of Paul Revere & The Raiders. Combined, the artists on this

show recorded close to 50 hits including “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “Happy

Together,” “Temptation Eyes,” “Susan,” “Along Comes Mary,” “Cherish”

and “Steppin’ Out.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.

Tickets: $39, $49, $59, $79, $5 ticket processing fee


Foellinger Theatre has eight free, family-friendly movies on the schedule that will start at 9 pm.

Into the Woods will kick off the movie season on Wednesday, June 17.
We will also feature Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Boxtrolls, Paddington, Big Hero 6, Frozen and Cinderella.

Free movies are sponsored by 97.3 WMEE.


The 2015 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Foundation, Old National Bank and MedPartners. Media sponsors are: Fun101.7, PBS 39 WFWI TV and Whatzup. Holiday Inn at IPFW Coliseum is our official lodging sponsor.

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