News release from the Three Rivers Festival:
Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival Announces Talent Lineup for 44th Annual Festival
The much anticipated show lineup for the 44th annual Three Rivers Festival was announced today, bringing together a variety of bands and eclectic tastes. Shows are held at the Vera Bradley Festival Plaza, under the pavilion at Headwaters Park, in downtown Fort Wayne.
The Daily Lineup:
7/13 â€” The Festival Kicks off on lucky Friday the 13th, with ZOSO, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. You’ll get lost in the nation’s leading tribute to the biggest band of the 1970’sâ€”Led Zeppelin. Monkey Truck will be opening the show with very special guest Tito Discovery. Tickets $10.00
7/14 â€” The atmosphere at Headwaters Park will be Red, White & Blue Saturday with our “Salute to the Troops” Anyone currently serving in the military or any US Veterans will receive FREE admission to this $10.00 show. The night’s entertainment is for everyone, Staring Bruce in the USA, the world’s #1 tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. With Special Guest Allen & Ashcraft with Sunny Taylor & Ben Porter opening the show. Tickets $10.00
7/15 – Sunday is the STAR 88.3 Music Stage, with an incredible lineup of Inspiring Christian artists including Kutless, Jason Castro from American Idol, Royal Tailor, Rapture Ruckus, Attaboy, The City Harmonic and After Sunday. Tickets sold at Star 88.3 – www.star883.com
7/16 â€” Monday Night will feature the Brand New “Famous in the Fort” talent contest. Local contestants are invited to come out and compete for the $1000.00 1st prize. New, fresh faces are encouraged to participate. Come enjoy the Thrills and Drama of this “One Night, Big Stakes Talent Contest” Billy Elvis is your Host for this event. Tickets $5.00
7/17 â€” Its Twos-day night in the Vera Bradley Plaza, That means you’ll have a great night at the Three Rivers Festival for not a lot of dough! Enjoy special $2 dollar features in Junk Food Alley, $2.00 admission to the Vera Bradley Plaza and just $2.00 Bud and Bud Lights! Let’s not forget the 2 Brothers (Mark & Mike) that help make “One of the area’s best live bands” – Brother, with Guest Phil’s Family Lizard to open the show. Tickets $2.00
7/18 â€” Back by Popular Demand would describe Wednesday night which features the music of Michael Jackson with the return of Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. This will be another thriller of a night with the lights, sounds and moves mirroring the King of Pop. Warming you up for this show are the amazing Freak Brothers! ( psst.. Hi, this is Hammer. This MJ show is one of the best acts I have ever seen, it’s a must do!) Tickets $10.00
7/19 â€” Blue eyed Country Music Star and American Idol third place finalist Casey James brings his talent and energy to the Vera Bradley Plaza Thursday night with national Singer Songwriter Greg Bates, while Fort Wayne’s own Sugar Shot opens the evening of this get-up-and-go Country Music event! Tickets $5.00
7/20 â€” Nationally acclaimed Blues singer, guitarist and songwriter Davy Knowles will be headlining Friday night. Knowles, known as a savant guitarist, uses a unique blend of blues and rock to create a distinctive sound and experience. Reminiscent of the guitar gods such as Clapton, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jeff Beck, his playing is fast, spot-on accurate, exciting and deeply soulful. Juke Joint Jive will open the show. With a Special Guest to be announced. Tickets $15.00
7/21 â€” Saturday night ends with a BANG! at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival Fireworks. The Nice people at O’Daniel Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Paid for everyone’s admission to join us in the Vera Bradley Festival Plaza for the Biggest Free Party of the Festival. The Show starts at 7pm with Indiana’s own Urban Legend; they make sure your dancing feet work just fine as they take the stage. Then revisit the fun, excitement and sincerity of the music that shaped the history of Rock & Roll with THE DEVONSHIRES. Complete with costumes and stage show, The Devonshires’ performance includes songs from such artists as: The Beatles, The Monkees, The Grass Roots, The Doors, Three Dog Night, The Who, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues and many more! FREE SHOW! After the Fireworks the Vera Bradley Plaza continues to party and play music till Midnight.
Other Great FREE Shows to catch at this year’s Three Rivers Festival.
Saturday July 14th – 12:30 to 1:30 – Clean Comedy for Kids Presented by SNICKERZ in the Vera Bradley Festival Plaza Staring National Children’s Entertainer Dave Rudolf and in the crowdâ€¦ it’s Fort Wayne Hoopnotica teaching you to Hula Hoop. Look for a coupon from Edy’s Ice Cream along the parade route for a free Mini Drumstick for the kiddies redeemable at the show. All proceeds go to Riley Children’s Hospital. Sponsors: SNICKERZ Comedy Club, Majic 95.1 WAJI and Edy’s Ice Cream.
Saturday July 21st 11:00am – 11:45, “Shade Jonez & Friends” in the Vera Bradley Festival Plaza. Music and Fun for the entire family.
Saturday July 21st 12 noon till 1 pm, “Pop and Fresh” in the Vera Bradley Festival Plaza. Join this Talented Family as they perform a variety of songs that will make you want to sing along as you enjoy this great act!
BROWN BAG TUNES AT NOON:
Tuesday the 17TH thru Friday the 20th Bring a sandwich or grab one from Junk Food Alley and enjoy this upbeat music for lunch in the Vera Bradley Festival Plaza. From 11:30 – 1:30pm
Tuesday 17th – Fatima Washington
Wednesday 18th – The Mark Maxwell Experience
Thursday 19th – The Jamie Simon Trio
Friday 20th – The Beef Manhattans
“We are very excited about the variety and quality of talent the festival is bringing to Fort Wayne this year,” explains Jack Hammer, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival. “We have some great national acts, renowned award-winning artists and all of these performers know how to put on an amazing show. Please be a part of this year’s Three Rivers Festival”
All Three Rivers Festival concerts are open to all-ages with kids under 12 FREE with paid parent admission. Tickets for the Shows (except 7/15,16,17,and 21st) can be purchased exclusively` at the Embassy Box Office at 125 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46802 or by phone at (260) 424-6287. Tickets are also available at the Three Rivers Festival Headquarters, 102 Three Rivers North, 46802, phone – 426-5556