2019 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series

Join us for a summer of great music at Foellinger Theatre in Franke Park. Our concert line-up includes nationally acclaimed musicians and tribute bands, as well as free performances by local groups. Tickets for all Tribute acts are now on SALE.  Check out individual performer information below for on-sale dates. Get your tickets at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd. during regular office hours or at the Foellinger Theatre Box Office 6:00-10:00 p.m. on concert days. Please be aware that ticket sales are in progress and many seats have already been sold. Foellinger Theatre is located in Franke Park next to the Children’s Zoo on Sherman Blvd.

Concert Tickets Available NOW for all Tribute Bands at:

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.) Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 5-7 pm beginning May 1 through Friday June 28th. 

The Box Office will also be open from  6:00-10:00 p.m. on concert days as well

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. 

Questions about purchasing tickets on-line? Call TicketMaster customer service: 1-800-653-8000

Check out the Theatre Seating Chart 

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Just Announced for the 2019 Season!! 

Ticket Sale Date Information
Ticket sale dates for the 2019 Summer Concert Series are below.  Pre-sale information will be posted on our Theatre Facebook page!

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Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels w/Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio
A FREE Community Event 

Friday, June 7, 8:00 pm

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels hail from Detroit Michigan since 1964. By late 1966 the band had exploded over the airwaves with “Good Golly Miss Molly,” and “Devil With The Blue Dress On.” www.mitchryder.net 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Duke Tumatoe. Duke came directly from being a founding member along with Neal Doughty and Alan Gratzer of REO Speedwagon who was in those days a soul inspired Chicago based rock band.  www.duketumatoe.com

Customers who have already purchased tickets can still enjoy their reserved seats, and in addition, on the night of the Mitch Ryder concert, they can redeem one ticket per Mitch Ryder ticket for one of Foellinger's tribute band performances this summer.  See the Mitch Ryder press release for additional details.

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Collective Soul

Friday, July 12, 8:00 pm

Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multi-platinum quintet has a catalog of #1 hits under their belts. Collective Soul helped shape and define alternative rock with lots of guitars and attitude.


Link to purchase Collective Soul tickets starting May 3:


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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Friday, July 19, 8:00 pm

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard- rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." joanjett.com

Link to purchase Joan Jett starting May 3:


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Saturday, July 27, 8:00 pm

For more than 30 years, LOVERBOY has been “Working for the Weekend” forming in 1978, when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to guitar hot shot Paul Dean. Their hits include “Working for the Weekend,” “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.” loverboyband.com

Link to purchase Loverboy tickets starting May 2:


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Tribute Acts
Sale dates for all Tribute Acts are Tuesday, April 30 starting at 10 am.  Pre-sale information will be posted on our Theatre Facebook page!

Hotel California:

A Salute to the Eagles

Friday, June 14, 8:00 pm

This popular Eagles tribute is back to present an exciting showcase of The Eagles’ mega-hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “Hotel California.” www.hotelcal.com

Link to purchase Hotel California tickets starting April 30:


Gabriel Sanchez presents the

Prince Experience

Saturday, July 6, 8:00 pm

Playing all of the greatest hits from the Purple One like “When Doves Cry,” ”Kiss,” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” www.theprinceexperience.com

Link to purchase the Prince Experience tickets starting April 30:


Leonid & Friends tribute to the band Chicago

Thursday, July 11, 8:00 pm

Moscow-based LEONID & FRIENDS have blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality, and fire of American super group Chicago note for note. www.leonidandf.com

Link to purchase the Leonid & Friends tribute tickets starting April 30:


Just Imagine (The John Lennon Experience) Starring Tim Piper

Saturday, July 13, 8:00 pm

Just Imagine is the celebration of the life and music of John Lennon starring look-and-sing-alike artist Tim Piper. Tim intertwines Lennon’s songs with the stories behind them to create an electrifying multimedia concert experience. Mr. Piper is backed by rock band Working Class Hero.


Link to purchase Just Imagine tribute tickets starting April 30:



Stayin’ Alive The World’s Best Tribute to the Bee Gees

Saturday, July 20, 8:00 pm

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 help you to re-live the 1970’s. www.stayinalivetribute.com

Link to purchase Stayin' Alive tribute tickets starting April 30:


Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Experience

Saturday, August 3, 8:00 pm

Atlanta based Rumours (also known as Rumours ATL) recreates the Fleetwood Mac experience performing all of the top hits of Fleetwood Mac like “Rhiannon,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Go your Own Way.” rumoursatl.com

Link to purchase Rumours tribute tickets starting April 30:


Billy the Kid - The Definitive Billy Joel Tribute

Saturday, August 10, 8:00 pm

Billy the Kid performs classic early Billy Joel in an authentic, all-live rock show featuring big hits like Piano Man, Uptown Girl to deeper cuts like Goodnight Saigon and Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. www.dogsofsociety.com/billy-the-kid-billy-joel-tribute

Link to purchase Billy the Kid tribute tickets starting April 30:


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An Evening with


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.


Link to Ticketmaster to purchase tickets  (On-sale purchase date: May 10 at 10 am)

This concert is presented by Exceptional Artists.

Boz Scaggs


Out of the Blues Tour

Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.


Purchase tickets starting April 19.  

This concert is presented by Exceptional Artists.

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Weird Al Yankovic 
July 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

“Weird Al” Yankovic has just announced a July 2, 2019 performance of his 2019 Strings Attached tour - a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and - for the first time - a full orchestra. Weird Al will perform at the Foellinger Theatre, a facility of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation department.

For his 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, Weird Al wanted to reward his hardcore fans with an intimate, scaled-down show that showcased a rotating setlist of semi-obscure deep-cut non-parody album tracks, many of which he and his band had never performed live before.  For his 2019 Strings Attached tour, he’s back to playing the hits and classics – but this time his band will be supported every night by background singers and an entire symphony orchestra.

According to Al: “I wanted to follow up my most bare-bones tour ever with my most elaborate and extravagant tour ever. We’re pulling out all the stops for this one.”

The concert is presented by Sue McLean and Associates

Purchase tickets 

Meet & Greet admission package also available.


PBS 39 Presents
40 Years of the Wall

Sunday, July 21, 7:00 pm


Link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/050056AC4BB24940 Purchase tickets starting at 10 am on May 17

This concert is presented by Exceptional Artists


The 2019 concert series of Foellinger Theatre was made possible with the support of the following: 

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2019 Lodging Sponsor

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The Hilton Hotel is the Official Lodging Sponsor for the Foellinger Theatre.  Find out more about the Hilton Hotel and how to receive the guest discount when booking your room.


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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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