2018 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert/Movie Series

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will present a whole summer of entertainment again in 2018.

We will announce our Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert line-up on March 20th and tickets will go on sale March 23rd! 


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Gene Simmons
May 4, 2018 at 8 PM

Ticket on-sale date: February 16 at 8 am

Gene Simmons is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. Simmons co-founded KISS, America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA).

• KISS have sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
• KISS also boast over 3,000 licensed / merchandise items and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony. The band has also been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.
• Top KISS hits include Rock and Roll All Night, Shout It Out Loud, Beth, Calling Dr. Love, I Was Made For Loving You, Detroit Rock City, God Of Thunder, and I Love It Loud.

Ticket prices: $59-$99

Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS starting February 16 for Gene Simmons


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The 2018 concert series of Foellinger Theatre was made possible with the support of the following: 

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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.


Official Lodging Sponsor

1-BigHolidayInn 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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