March 20, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne, Ind—Mayor Tom Henry joined Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Al Moll today, along with corporate and media sponsors, to announce the 2018 Foellinger Theatre summer concert lineup: “Some Kind of Wonderful!”
The concert season, which begins May 4, features Grand Funk Railroad, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and the Little River Band.
“I continue to be impressed with the quality and variety of performers that the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department provides for our community and visitors each year at the Foellinger Theatre,” said Mayor Henry. “Entertainment offerings and quality of life amenities are critical in our ability to retain and attract businesses and jobs, build on our downtown revitalization efforts and strengthen neighborhoods.”
Tickets for the following concerts will go on sale at 10 am, March 23:
- Dogs of Society, Elton John Tribute, June 16
- Little River Band, June 22
- Let’s Hang On!, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute, June 30
- Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA, July 7
- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, July 11
- Grand Funk Railroad, July 14
- The Beach Boys, July 15
- Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees Tribute, July 21
- Ted Nugent, July 25
- The Lettermen, July 28
- Jay Leno, August 4
- Herman’s Hermits, Starring Peter Noone, August 11
- Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty Tribute, August 17
- The Guess Who, August 24
- Spend the Night with Alice Cooper, September 1
- Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles, September 3
- REO Speedwagon, September 26|
“We anticipate announcing several more concerts and will update the foellingertheatre.org website as those concerts become available,” said Director Moll. “We appreciate our generous sponsors who help us keep our ticket prices low. And we thank Pacific Coast Concerts for continuing to bring exciting acts to our venue, where every seat in the house is a great one.”
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 and Recreation Department. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Parks and 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, Old Crown Brass Band, the Fort Wayne Area Community Band and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir.
Foellinger Theatre will also feature six FREE, family-friendly movies: Despicable Me, Despicable Me2 and Despicable Me3, Minions, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Movies will run on Thursdays this year, beginning July 5 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Free movies are sponsored by 97.3 WMEE and Fort Wayne’s NBC.
The 2018 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Old National, Fun 101.7 WLDE, PBS39, ABC21, 104.3 Good Time Oldies and Whatzup. For more information about each concert, please visit www.foellingertheatre.org.