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Fort Wayne weekend events, September 14 – 16

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Middle Waves Music Festival – Friday, Sept. 14 @ 4-11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Middle Waves will feature three stages with 30 musical performances by national and local musicians, local food trucks and vendors, beverages, artists and culture-makers. The show will happen rain or shine, blankets and beach towels are welcome, along with small backpacks, bags and purses (no larger than 20x15x13 inches).
Admission: Two-day General Admission $85, VIP Weekend Pass $165
Location: Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton Street

Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival – Friday, Sept. 14 @ 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 12-5 p.m.
Admission includes all activities on the farm including: visiting the freestall barn, where the cows spend their time; learning how baby calves are cared for; and view modern farm machinery. Visit the five-acre Corn Maze, Straw Mountain, Corn Crib Play Area, 70 foot x 30 foot jump pad, and much more!
Admission: $8, children two years and younger and veterans are free
Location: Kuehnert Dairy Farm & Fall Festival, 6532 W. Cook Road

The Art of Positive Thinking – Friday, Sept. 14 @ 7-8:15 p.m.
Happiness and suffering are states of mind; with meditation, we can train ourselves to think positively and to maintain an authentic experience of inner peace.
Admission: $10
Location: Artlink Contemporary Gallery, 300 E. Main Street

Civic Theatre: Rock of Ages – Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 2 p.m. 
Amist the 1980s madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing. Small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas, arrives with stars in her eyes too. A sweet romance begins, but the rock and roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the Strip before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.
Admission: $17-$30
Location: Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, 303 E. Main Street

Dinosaur Jr. – Official Middle Waves Afterparty – Friday, Sept. 14 @ 10 p.m.
Dinosaur Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most significant American rock bands of all time; the sound they pioneered in the late-80s having permeated through the past 20 years. Known for their signature palette – soaring and distorted guitar, unshakable hooks, honey-rich melodies.
Admission: $10 with Middle Waves ticket, $20 in advance, $25 day of show
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

Cars & Coffee – Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 9-11 a.m.
Share your passion with people of common interest at this Saturday’s Cars & Coffee event. Open to all vehicles – classic, exotic, muscle and favorite car. Enjoy free coffee from Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings in Auburn and donuts from Tom’s Donuts.
Admission: Free
Location: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, 1600 South Wayne Street

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Voted #1 Festival! Period authentic festival that celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. Includes food, demonstrations, crafts, antiques, roving entertainment, children’s area, military reenactment, a farmer’s market and more!
Admission: Free
Location: Johnny Appleseed Park & Municipal Campground, 1500 E. Coliseum Boulevard

Roar ‘n Snore at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 9 a.m. 
Pack up your tent, sleeping bags, cooler and flashlight, and join a night of camping at the sanctuary. Each site can accommodate up to two tents and a maximum of six people. The sanctuary will prepare dinner while you set up camp, followed by a guided tour, then a movie after dark. Awake to the sounds of lions roaring, birds calling and wolves singing. A continental breakfast, with fresh-brewed coffee, will also be served.
Admission: $75 per site, plus $8 per person
Location: Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W 300 N Albion, Indiana

2018 Presidential Gala: Beyond the Sun and Sea – Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 6-9 p.m.
The gala opens the 2018-2019 gallery season with “Beyond the Sun and Sea: Contemporary Art of Korea and Japan.” Featured artists in the exhibition include Keysook Geum, Tetsuya Noda and Leeah Joo.
Admission: Free
Location: University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, 2701 Spring Street

Lee Ann Womack / Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of fun, family-friendly entertainment at the outdoor Sweetwater Performance Pavilion.
Admission: $15-$35
Location: Sweetwater, 5501 US Hwy 30 West

Anderson East – Encore World Tour – Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Anderson East is the humble type – the sort of man who chalks up his success to loads of good fortune. But the singer-songwriter has earned his accolades: one of the music’s most compelling young artists, East is an unflinching and inimitable talent. East has become one of the music’s must-see live act.
Admission: $20
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

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