News release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:
What’s Happening at Foellinger Theatre August 16 – September 17
Fort Wayne Area Community Band, Tuesday, August 16, 8 pm, FREE
This third concert in the series, a Calliope of Color, will please you with a summer evening of excellent music performed by musicians from Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana.
Movie: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Friday, August 19, 8:30 pm, FREE
Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protÃ©gÃ©. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. PG. Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE.
The Bel Airs, Saturday, August 20, 8 pm, $5
The Bel Airs, a local band formed in the 80’s, has been charming area patrons for years with their rockabilly musicâ€”a mix between rock â€˜n roll and country. Sponsored by WGL 1250 The River.
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, Friday, August 26, 8 pm, $15
The acclaimed singer and songwriter, known for his sizzling, quicksilver guitar playing, will showcase his amazing talent. Knowles’ soulful guitar work that has drawn comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, will prove that this is the “must see” blues-rock concert of the summer! Shout! Promotions.
Memories of the King: Brent Cooper, Saturday, August 27, 8 pm, $5
Brent Cooper brings back all the excitement, looks, sounds and electricity of a live Elvis concert. Sponsored by WGL 1250 The River.
Rick Springfield, Sunday, August 28, 7 pm, $25 – $50
Eighties Superstar, pop music icon and Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield takes the Foellinger stage. With over 19 million records sold, and 17 top 40 hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Affair of the Heart,” “Love Somebody,” “Human Touch,” and many more, don’t be surprised if his unstoppable energy and unique brand of crowd interaction puts him right next to you singing one of his classics!
The Lettermen, Saturday, September 17, 8 pm, $15
This trio brings a Vegas-style show to the city, with energy and great vocals! Original founding member Tony Butala is joined by Donovan Tea and Mark Preston, who also joined in 1984. In the 60’s and 70’s, The Lettermen scored over 25 chart hit singles, including “Theme from a Summer Place,” “Goin’ Out of My Head/Cant’ take My Eyes Off You,” and “Hurt So Bad.” Sponsored by PBS39 and NIPR.
Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org or at the Parks & Recreation office, 705 E. State Blvd. You may also purchase tickets at the box office starting at 4 pm the day of the show. The Foellinger Outdoor Theatre is located in Franke Park next to the Children’s Zoo on Sherman Boulevard. For more information, please call the box office at 427-6715 or the Parks & Recreation Department at 427-6000.