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I recently joined Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll to announce the 2017 summer concert lineup at Foellinger Theatre.

Since that announcement, several new acts have been added, including Barenaked Ladies, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Blue Oyster Cult with Guest Mark Farner. Many favorites such as Chicago, Kansas, The Lettermen, The Beach Boys and ZZ Top will return as well.

Tickets for the following concerts are on sale:
Chicago, May 18
Kansas, May 19
ZZ Top, May 30
Christopher Cross with Very Special Guest Stephen Bishop, June 10
Science Central Presents Pink Droyd, June 16
Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri, June 17
The Spinners, June 24
The Stranger (Billy Joel Tribute), July 1
Blue Oyster Cult with Guest Mark Farner, July 7
The Lettermen, July 8
Stayin’ Alive, (Bee Gees Tribute) July 22
Barenaked Ladies, July 23
Hotel California, (Eagles Tribute) July 29
The Beach Boys, August 3
Aretha Franklin, August 12
BritBeat, (Beatles Tribute) August 19
Happy Together, August 23

Tickets for the July 16 Diana Ross concert are on sale beginning March 31.

To prevent overpaying for Foellinger Theatre tickets on a ticket scalping site, we recommend that patrons go directly to www.foellingertheatre.org and click on “Purchase Theatre Tickets.” That link will lead patrons to a list of concerts with their correct ticket prices and a seating chart, as well as an option to purchase directly from the Parks & Recreation Department. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Parks & Recreation office at 260-427-6000 or by visiting 705 East State Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Several free concerts will be held at Foellinger Theatre this season as well, including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony, the 38th Infantry Division Band, the Fort Wayne Area Community Band and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir.

Foellinger Theatre will also feature eight FREE, family-friendly Harry Potter movies this summer beginning June 14. We’re excited to be able to show the movies at 7:30 p.m., a much earlier time, often requested by families with young children.

I continue to be encouraged by the quality of life amenities that we’re able to provide in Fort Wayne. The Foellinger Theatre Concert Series assists us in our efforts as a point of destination for individuals and families to enjoy activities and experience the momentum and investments we’re seeing in our community.

Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor

A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, Mayor Thomas C. Henry is committed to public and community service. He was elected to his first term as Fort Wayne's Mayor November 6, 2007. Mayor Henry authors the "Message from the Mayor" column. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer