2020 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series
Join us for a summer of great music at Foellinger Theatre in Franke Park. Our concert line-up will include nationally acclaimed musicians and "The Songs You Grew Up With- The Music You Know By Heart", as well as free performances by local groups.
Foellinger Theatre Season Postponed to August 1st
The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is postponing the opening of the 2020 Foellinger Theatre Concert Season until August 1. New dates for shows scheduled in June and July are currently being discussed with bands and promoters, and once those dates are available, they will be published online at FoellingerTheatre.org and on the Foellinger Theatre Facebook page.
The Theatre has already confirmed that Rumours, the Atlanta based Fleetwood Mac tribute, will now be taking the stage on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. The concert was originally scheduled for June 20. In addition, Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience, which was scheduled for July 18, has been moved to August 29, 8 p.m.
Customers are encouraged to follow these shows to their new dates, but if that is not possible, full refunds will be available. Once a change of date for a concert is announced, ticketholders will be able to request a full refund at the point of purchase. If tickets were purchased at Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, customers can call the business office at (260) 427-6000. Ticketmaster will be able to help refund all tickets purchased online. In the event of concert cancellation, refunds will automatically be issued to the customers’ credit cards. Tickets purchased with cash will be refunded via mail in the form of a paper check by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation.
Dire Straits Legacy Tour 2020
Friday, August 21, 8 pm
DSL* Dire Straits Legacy brings the music of Dire Straits played by the musicians who made it. Since its inception in 2008, the following 7 members of Dire Straits have joined this band: Dire Straits Hall of Fame members John Illsley, Alan Clark and Pick Withers, and Dire Straits legends Phil Palmer, Mel Collins, Jack Sonni and Danny Cummings. We’ve attracted some musicians from other bands including Steve Ferrone drummer from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Average White Band, and Sir Trevor Horn bass player from the Buggles, ABC, and Yes. They will be playing all of their hits including “Money for Nothing,” “Sultans of Swing,” “Walk of Life,” “So Far Away,” and so many others.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at the Parks and Recreation office, 260-427-6000. Phone sales begin Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. then will be available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Link to Ticketmaster: (On-sale starts April 10 at 10 am)
The Songs You Grew Up With – The Music You Know By Heart
Enjoy the songs that you grew up with – the music you know by heart -- this summer at the Foellinger Theatre. Nothing beats the thrill of a live performance under a starry summer sky. All seats have are sheltered from the rain and parking is convenient and FREE.
In response to the Covid 19 crisis, the Board of Park Commissioners has suspended fees for customers who call in to 260/427-6000 (phone sales continue Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) to purchase tickets while our office remains closed to protect public health.
A Salute to the Eagles
Friday, August 7, 8:00 pm
This extremely popular concert returns for another great evening of Eagles music. Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles is the ONLY show with official authorization to perform the Eagles catalog of music. With authentic instrumentation and world class acapella this legendary Southern California group is as unique as it is powerful. So join us on a trip down a dark desert highway and feel the cool wind in your hair.
Anything else is just a tribute.
Link to purchase Hotel California tickets starting April 3 at 10 am:
Rumours - the Music of Fleetwood Mac
Friday, September 18, 8:00 pm (Note: New Date)
This Atlanta based Fleetwood Mac tribute returns to Foellinger Theatre to recreate the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career. Their perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show will prove Rumours is the premiere Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the entire country.
Link to purchase Rumours tribute tickets starting April 3 at 10 am:
Stayin’ Alive-the sound of the Bee Gees
Saturday, August 8, 8:00 pm
The boys from Canada return to Foellinger Theatre to offer the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as "Night Fever", "Jive Talkin'", "How Deep Is Your Love", "You Should Be Dancing", "Nights on Broadway", and "Stayin' Alive". In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as "I Started a Joke", "Massachusetts", "Fanny Be Tender", "Words", and "To Love Somebody" among other great hits.
Link to purchase Stayin' Alive tribute tickets starting April 3 at 10 am:
Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience
Saturday, August 29, 8:00 pm (Note: New Date)
In 1984, Kenny added his unmistakable tenor vocals to several songs on Chicago 17, the biggest selling Chicago album in history , including the chart- topping "You're the Inspiration," "Stay The Night," "Along Comes A Woman" and "Prima Donna" and was quickly recruited by the band to hit the road for one of the most memorable tours in their history. Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience features a full complement of live musicians that make it feel and sound like a true Chicago Experience.
Link to purchase Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience tickets starting April 3 at 10 am:
Air Supply will be coming to Foellinger Theatre New DATE TBA
Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, via phone at 800-982-2787, or in the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 705 E. State Blvd., Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.
They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, "Love and Other Bruises" and "If You Knew Me" and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style.
They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada playing all of the famous huge venues before Rod would take the stage. They found new fans, but did not break the U.S. market.
Back in Australia they had to start again and made a record called Life Support. On this record were some treasures of songs, including "Lost in Love" which went Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York.
Clive immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. The second single was "All Out of Love," and that went up the charts even quicker.
Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies.
They were the first Western group to tour China, Taiwan, and countless other countries that before would not allow pop music across their borders. In 1983 they recorded "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" by Jim Steinman which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music. This song was released on The Greatest Hits album which soared past 7 million copies.
"Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Sweet Dreams", and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio.
In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame. Air Supply celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2015 and they continue to delight audiences all over the world.
REO Speedwagon will come to Foellinger Theatre on Saturday, August 1, and tickets on sale now!
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States.
Today, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites such as “In Your Letter,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” the aforementioned “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run,” and many, many more.
Saturday, August 1, 8 p.m.
Doors Open at 7 p.m.
3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana|
Tickets on-sale Friday, January 24
Pre-sale Thursday, January 23, 10 a.m., at Ticketmaster.com
(Presale code: LIVEITUP)
Concert brought to you by: Exception Artists and Mammoth
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. The Beach Boys will pull into town to perform at Fort Wayne’s reserved seat outdoor performing arts center, Foellinger Theatre, on Saturday, July 25, at 8:00 p.m..
Since lead-singer man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”
The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
The Beach Boys
Show Date: New Date TBA
Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Presale: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020; 10 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., – On-Line Only at Ticketmaster.com
Presale Password: California
Concert brought to you by: Exception Artists and Mammoth
Ticket Sale Date & Purchasing Information
Ticket sale dates for the 2020 Summer Concert Series are posted as each concert is announced. Pre-sale information will be posted on our Theatre Facebook page!
Ticketmaster.com (Click on the heart to favorite Foellinger Theatre and stay up to date with new events)
In person at the Parks & Recreation Dept. (705 E. State Blvd.)
At the Foellinger Theatre Box Office (3411 Sherman Blvd.) from 6-10 pm on concert days.
Tickets purchased in person will include no additional fees.
By phone through Ticketmaster. Please call 1-800-982-2787.
Accessible seats are available for purchase on-line.
uestions about purchasing tickets on-line? Call TicketMaster customer service: 1-800-653-8000
Customers will receive full refunds for any concerts cancelled. If a concert is rescheduled, customers can either keep their tickets for the new date or collect a full refund
The 2020 concert series of Foellinger Theatre was made possible with the support of the following:
2020 Lodging Sponsor
Information TBD very soon.
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Events are held rain or shine as our open air theatre is covered. Be sure to bring your bug spray as well as extra layers of clothing and/or blankets depending on the weather. Outside food and beverage is not permitted. FREE parking is available at all concerts!
No Passes Out
Effective March 9, 2017 customers of the Foellinger Theatre will no longer be permitted to re-enter the Theatre after leaving the gated area. There will be no passes out issued. For customer convenience a defined area inside of the Theatre gates will be designated for smoking. There will be no smoking permitted in any other Theatre areas.
Parking for Ticketed Customer Only
Effective March 9, 2017 on show nights parking in the Foellinger Theatre parking lot in Franke Park as well as the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Theatre is reserved for customers who are ticketed for the show. Violators may be ticketed or towed.
Alcohol is only allowed to be consumed within the Theatre facility (not in the parking lot). Portable grills are not allowed in designated parking lot areas. Tickets purchased on-line will be mailed to you the next business day. Tickets may also be purchased over the telephone by calling 260.427.6000 or 260.427.6715 after 6 pm day of show.
Please note: Wheelchair accessible tickets and companion tickets are not available for purchase online. Please call 260-427-6000 in advance or 260-427-6715 (after 6 pm day of show) to purchase. A map of the parking lot including designated ADA spots is now available.
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