WROI Entertainment Archives for 2021-06

Indiana State Fair announces Free Stage performance lineup For 2021

The Indiana State Fair today unveiled the 2021 list of all scheduled performers who will appear on the Indiana State Fair Free Stage July 30 through August 22 (Fair is closed Mondays and Tuesdays).


All shows at the Indiana State Fair Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is first-come, first-served.


The 2021 Indiana State Fair Free Stage lineup includes:

All artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice

  • State Fair Yacht Rock Night with Atlanta Rhythm Section, Firefall & Orleans presented by Yacht Rock Radio - Friday, July 30
  • John Waite and Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty, presented by IndianaRockHistory.com - Saturday, July 31
  • Mary Mary, presented by WTLC FM - Sunday, August 1
  • Josh Turner - Wednesday, August 4
  • Run Forrest Run, Ultimate 90s Party Band - Thursday, August 5
  • Noah Cyrus - Friday, August 6
  • Blanco Brown - Saturday, August 7
  • Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, presented by WTLC FM - Sunday, August 8
  • for KING & COUNTRY - Wednesday, August 11
  • TBA – Thursday, August 12
  • Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe - Friday, August 13
  • Home Free - Saturday, August 14
  • Casting Crowns - Sunday, August 15
  • Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Classics IV, The Vogues, The Cowsills - Wednesday, August 18
  • Barracuda - America’s Heart Tribute - Thursday, August 19
  • The Beach Boys - Friday, August 20
  • Latino-Fest at the Indiana State Fair, presented by Radio Latina – featuring AK7, Banda Blanca and La sonora Dinamita de Colombia - Saturday, August 21
  • Gospel Music Festival with headliner Hezekiah Walker, presented by WTLC AM & FM - Sunday, August 22


The 2021 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open on Friday, July 30 and runs through August 22, when you can enjoy The Greatest 18 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition.


The Fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


The safety of our guests, staff, and community is our number one priority. Please follow CDC guidelines regarding wearing masks. There are no capacity restrictions for Free Stage concerts and no reserved seating.

Sweetwater Performance Pavilion in Fort Wayne announces complete 2021 Summer Concert Series details

Sweetwater presents its 2021 summer concert series at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion located in Fort Wayne.


The 1,800 capacity outdoor performance facility is located on the campus of Sweetwater Sound and plans to host a wide variety of talent this summer representing multiple genres of music ranging from classic rock and country to R&B, funk, blues and more.


The series kicks off Thursday, July 22 with STYX and will continue through late September.  


2021 Concerts at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion Include:

  • An Evening with STYX— Thursday, July 22
  • The Music of Queen with Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Sunday, July 25
  • Whiskey Myers with special guest Bones Owens — Friday, July 30
  •  Warrant with special guests Eric Martin of Mr. Big and PJ Farley of Trixter (hosted by Eddie Trunk) — Saturday, July 31
  • An Evening with Gladys Knight — Saturday, Aug. 21
  • Samantha Fish with special guests Southern Avenue — Friday, Aug. 27
  • An Evening with The Fab Four (The Ultimate Tribute to The Beatles) — Sunday, Aug. 29
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band — Wednesday, Sept. 1
  • Kool & The Gang with special guests The Sweetwater All Stars — Friday, Sept. 3
  • Pure Prairie League with special guests The Why Store — Saturday, Sept. 18
  • Tower of Power with special guests The Sweetwater All Stars — Sunday, Sept. 19
  • Pink Droyd presents Signs of Life, a live performance of the legendary Pink Floyd album Delicate Sound of Thunder — Saturday, Sept. 25
  • Fort Wayne Jazz Celebration powered by Sweetwater featuring Rick Braun with special guests Grace Kelly, Adam Hawley and Jacob Dupree Trio  – Sunday, Sept. 26


Tickets for all concerts are on sale now and can be purchased online via sweetwaterpavilion.com or in-person at the Sweetwater campus located at 5501 US Highway 30 West in Fort Wayne.


Health and Safety Precautions: All Sweetwater Performance Pavilion shows will follow recommendations and adhere to federal, state and local health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.


About Sweetwater Performance Pavilion: The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is a covered outdoor music venue, located on the south end of the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, Ind. Features of the venue include: custom-designed, state-of-the-art sound system, free on-site parking, air-conditioned on-site restrooms, and food, soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase.


The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is located in the Southwest corner of the Sweetwater campus at 5501 US Highway 30 West in Fort Wayne, Ind.


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