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Foellinger Theatre

2017 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert/
Movie Series

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will present a whole summer of entertainment again in 2017. 

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The 2017 Foellinger Theatre brochureis NOW available.


Our 2017 Concert Season

 ZZ Top

May 30, 7:30 pm

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ZZ TOP, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas," have toured and recorded together with their original lineup since 1969, more than 45 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. Known for songs including "La Grange," "Tush," "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man," ZZ Top was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.


Purchase tickets starting March 10

Christopher Cross Featuring Very Special Guest Stephen Bishop

June 10, 8 pm

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Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.  Nearly four decades after his break out success Cross continues to record new work and expand his musical horizons without ever giving up being a romantic at heart.  Christopher Cross will be sharing an evening with us singing among others “Sailing,” “Ride like The Wind,” “Arthur’s Theme” (Best That You Can Do), “Never Be The Same,” and “Think of Laura.” 

Singer, songwriter, and actor Stephen Bishop has written songs for scores of industry giants and wrote the theme songs for 14 movies including Animal House, Tootsie, and White Knights.  Mr. Bishop will be singing the songs from his 50 years in the music business including “Save it for a Rainy Day,” “On and On,” It Might Be You,” and “Separate Lives.”  


Purchase tickets starting March 10

Science Central presents Pink Droyd 

June 16, 9 pm

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Pink Droyd is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the incredible progressive Pink Floyd album Animals and will be performing the album complete and uncut (in addition to other Pink Floyd favorites).  Additionally, Pink Droyd is celebrating their 10th you know this will be a show like no other Pink Droyd concert you've seen before!!
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A portion of the proceeds from the show benefit Science Central. Tonight's concert is brought to you by 96.3 WXKE Fort Wayne's Classic Rock.

$35.00 VIP $20.00 GA

VIP tickets include premium seating and a  commemorative T shirt.  The T-shirt will be available on-site only at the merchandise booth (simply show your VIP ticket and receive your T-shirt).

Purchase VIP tickets starting March 10
Purchase General Admission tickets starting March 10

Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri 

June 17, 8 pm 


Since 1973, Journey has sold nearly 90 million albums worldwide.  In 1998, Steve Augeri debuted on the seven-times platinum Armageddon Soundtrack continuing the legacy as the Super-Groups lead vocalist. 

For nearly a decade Steve recorded three albums and performed on multiple world tours to millions of adoring fans.  Known for his soaring vocals, gritty tenor, and powerful stage presence, Steve Augeri brings his signature blend of Rock and Soul singing the greatest Journey hits like "Faithfully," "Anyway You Want It," "Wheel In the Sky," "Open Arms," "Stone In Love," and "Don’t Stop Believing!"


Purchase tickets starting March 10

The Spinners   

June 24, 8 pm 
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Original member Henry Fambrough is leading this legendary group he has been part of since 1954 in mega hits "Working My Way Back to You,"  "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" and dozens of other chart crossing tunes.

Purchase tickets starting March 10

The Stranger, featuring Mike Santoro (Billy Joel Tribute)

July 1, 8 pm


The Stranger is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the world’s most beloved performers, Billy Joel. This 6 piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy's timeless music, crowning it with the type of soulful, spot on vocals that make listening to a Billy Joel song so special.


Purchase tickets starting March 10

Blue Oyster Cult with Guest Mark Farner 

July 7, 7:30 pm

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Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. $39-$79 

Purchase tickets starting March 24  

The Lettermen

July 8, 8 pm

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The All-American family friendly trio The Lettermen consists of Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton, and founding Member Tony Butala. In the 1960s and 1970 The Lettermen scored over 25 chart hit singles including “Theme from “A Summer Place,’” ‘Goin’ Out of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “Hurt So Bad.” The Lettermen have recorded in fourteen languages, and received eighteen gold records.   


Purchase tickets starting March 10

 Diana Ross

July 16, 7 pm

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Known for her chart-busting hits including, “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Ms. Diana Ross is a consummate entertainer and a major influence on today’s popular music.

As an award-winning actress, singer and performer Diana Ross was named “Most Successful Female Vocalist of All Time” and received the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Diana Ross was the lead singer of The Supremes, in the 60s and has earned the respect of her peers in many genres. She helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paved way for contemporary music.  Her love of life, never-ending wonder, the appreciation of goals and achievements and sheer human spirit define the artist that is Diana Ross and continue to make her one of the most identifiable, unique, beloved and influential singers of successive pop generations.

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.


Purchase tickets starting March 31

Stayin' Alive

July 22, 8 pm

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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 1970’s.


Purchase tickets starting March 10

Barenaked Ladies  
July 23, 8 pm


Barenaked Ladies is still together after nearly three decades, producing 14 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies. The band has won eight Juno Awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single, “One Week,” and the theme song to one of TV’s most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory


Purchase tickets starting March 24  

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles 

July 29, 8 pm 

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This wildly popular and extremely talented Eagles tribute band returns to Foellinger Theatre to perform their faithful and accurate renditions of the timeless songs of the Eagles, including: “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and the more recent “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.”


Purchase tickets starting March 10

Gordon Lightfoot   

August 1  


Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.


Purchase tickets starting June 2

The Beach Boys   

August 3, 7 pm  

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,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “Surfin’ USA” are good examples. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.


Purchase tickets starting March 10

Aretha Franklin 

August 12, 7:30 pm

Aretha Franklin has been called one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel. She has earned countless international and national awards as well as accolades and global recognition on an unprecedented scale.  In recent interviews, Aretha announced this may be her last tour, so don’t miss your chance to hear the Queen of Soul live, singing favorites like “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and many, many more.

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.


Purchase tickets starting March 24 


August 19, 8 pm 

BritBeat - 'A Multimedia Concert Journey Through Beatles Music History'  tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, their dynamic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the attendance busting concert at Shea Stadium and onward to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era and finally the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album. The entire concert plays to the backdrop of immersive and captivating moving multimedia that intertwines with the moods and emotions of the Beatles’ iconic music catalog.

Purchase tickets starting March 10

Happy Together Tour   

August 23, 7 pm


The Happy Together Tour of 2017 is back by popular demand, once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. Their debut single, Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” went Top Ten in 1965 and launched the band on a brief string of hits: “Let Me Be,” “You Baby,” “Grim Reaper of Love,” and “Can I Get to Know You Better.” The Turtles weren’t content, however, and were about to break up, but first they released “Happy Together,” which proved to be their biggest hit, and one of 1967’s Top Ten records. With their career reinvigorated, “She’d Rather Be with Me,” “You Know What I Mean,” “Elenore,” and “You Showed Me” were their last single releases. This year’s tour also includes Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, The Association, The Cowsills, The Box Tops and The Archies Ron Dante.

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.


Purchase tickets starting March 10 

Ted Nugent   

August 24

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Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts.


Purchase tickets starting June 2


Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home
Love & Comedy Tour

Tuesday, September 5th, 7:30 pm


Garrison Keillor went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. His many books include Lake Wobegan Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader. He is host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places.

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts and Outback Concerts.


Purchase tickets today!

The Steve Miller Band 

September 20

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts 


Purchase tickets starting June 2


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The 2017 concert series of Foellinger Theatre was made possible with the support of the following:

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Additional support provided by:

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General Information

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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Holiday Inn at IPFW Coliseum is our official lodging sponsor and has special rates for Parks & Recreation participants! Click the Holiday Inn link and you will be directed to the Holiday Inn's reservation page that already has the special rate loaded. Call 1-844-304-1950 today to book your room! (Ask for the Park & Recreation Rate). For group rates, make reservations by calling the sales team at 260-579-9136.

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Additional Information

Contact: Tim Byers, Theatre Manager, 260.427.6018 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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