The Embassy is pleased to host Shelly Dixon and Company this Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Summer Nights at the Embassy.
Embassy Hosts Shelly Dixon and Company at Summer Nights on July 21
Fort Wayne, Indiana (July 19, 2021) – The Embassy is pleased to host Shelly Dixon and Company this Wednesday, July 21 at Summer Nights at the Embassy. The event is open from 5 to 9 p.m., with music starting at 6 p.m. The presenting sponsor for the series is Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater. Embassy Presents sponsors are The James Foundation and Fort Wayne Metals. Associate sponsors are TriCore Logic and Premier Bank.
For local singer/songwriter Shelly Dixon, things are getting back to good. For her, the pandemic led to the day the music died, in a way. “Being immune compromised, I took myself out of anything public, and I’m just now navigating myself safely back in. My last performance was also at the Embassy Theatre for Down the Line 2020,” states Shelly.
She has been fortunate to be part of the midwest and Fort Wayne music scene for over two decades. As the Shelly Dixon Band, she released the album, “Drive,” in 2001 with some songs getting radio and tv play. Through the years and the changes, she’s played hundreds of venues.
Shelly shares, “I’m blessed by being invited to be part of the Summer Nights lineup! For me, it’s an incredible welcome back after my extensive quarantine. My goals in this revival, of sorts, include working with some of the many talented local musicians and trying some fresh music I’ve added to my set list. Music is a big part of the heart of our city. I truly love to share in it. We all felt its void when everything was shut down. It is with a higher regard for the privilege of entertainment that I look forward to seeing everyone getting out and safely supporting local music and the many venues who host it. And I look forward to seeing where my own path leads.”
The featured food partner this week is to be announced. Mad Anthony Brewing is the Microbrew Sponsor. A cash bar and concessions are available as well. The Embassy bar will feature a frozen French martini (vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice) this week. The Embassy offers an indoor/outdoor experience with access to the Parkview Health Rooftop Patio where patrons can hear the live music and see Fort Wayne’s spectacular skyline. Summer Nights is a rain or shine event. If weather is not favorable for rooftop viewing, patrons can enjoy the full show in the ballroom.
Fans of the Embassy can get a sneak peek of the event through the Summer Nights Live Band Cam that broadcasts every Wednesday from 6 -9 p.m. when the featured band or artist is performing at https://vimeo.com/event/1042637 or by visiting https://fwembassytheatre.org/2021-summer-nights/. The link will be shared prior to show time on the Embassy’s Facebook and Instagram pages as well.
Next week’s featured performer will be Fatima Washington, and the food partner will be announced closer to the event. The remaining season lineup can be found at https://fwembassytheatre.org/2021-summer-nights/ (subject to change).
Single tickets for all Summer Nights events are $5, plus applicable fees. Purchase tickets at the STAR Bank box office (260.424.5665) or through ticketmaster.com. July 21 Summer Nights ticketing link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005AB0CA2E20EF
Activities at the Embassy are made possible in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Embassy Theatre
Built in 1928, the Embassy Theatre is Indiana’s largest self-sustaining historic theater. Originally known as the Emboyd, with the adjoining seven-story Indiana Hotel, the majestic movie palace and vaudeville theater introduced Indiana to the biggest stars of stage and screen. Today, the Embassy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Combining the beauty of a bygone era with the energy and diversity of today’s performers, the Embassy is the showplace of Northern Indiana. Many choose to host events and weddings at the Embassy, as it offers flexibility and a unique event experience in an iconic piece of Fort Wayne history. Visit fwembassytheatre.org for more information.