Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's Happening in August

After experiencing those sizzling July temperatures, we deserve some good weather along with some exceptional entertainment! Here's what we have going on the month of August.

Botanical Roots Concert Series
Doors Open / Opening Act
The Botanical Roots Concert series is back for a 6th year! Concerts are held on the Terrace Garden, rain or shine. Seating is limited so please feel free to bring your own chair. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing; no outside food or beverage is allowed.
August 5--The New Familiars (Americana)
August 12--Country Joe McDonald (Folk)
August 19--The Tossers (Celtic Rock)
August 26--John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band (Blues)
Botanical Roots is sponsored by The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, Rock 104 The Home of Rock and Roll, Whatzup, Champions Restaurant and Sports Bar, Fort Wayne Metals Research, Media 401, the Downtown Improvement District, and Mad Anthony Brewing Company, and supported by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. For more information visit www.botanicalconservatory.org or call

Air Supply
Saturday, August 6, , $25
Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, Franke Park
This early 80’s soft rock group from Australia is known for their beautifully orchestrated, sweet ballads. In 1980, their first hit single “Lost in Love” became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all the charts. Other hits by Air Supply include “All Out of Love,” “Even the Nights are Better,” “Making Love Out of Nothing At All,” and “Here I Am.” Sponsored by Fun 101.7 WLDE, Sweetwater Sound and MedPartners. Reserve tickets on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org, or call 427-6000.

Children’s Gently Used Book Swap and Sale

August 9 – 10,
Community Center,
233 W. Main Street
Used books for toddlers through teenagers will be available for swapping or purchase at our 2nd annual swap and sale. The first sale was a HUGE success! You may swap up to 5 books per day while purchasing is unlimited. We are now accepting donations of gently used or new books for this event. Books may be dropped off at the Community Center any time , Monday – Friday. If you have a large quantity of books we will gladly pick them up. Call 427-6467 for more information or to arrange a pick up.
Fall Fun Times
The Fall Fun Times will be released on August 11. If you receive Fort Wayne Newspapers, the Fun Times will be inserted in the News Sentinel on August 11 and in the Journal Gazette on August 12. Or you can download the Fun Times at www.fortwayneparks.org. Take a look. We’ve got loads of fun classes, activities and events scheduled!

Cherish the Ladies
Friday, August 12, , $10
Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, Franke Park
Described as absolutely unique in their spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful female vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this all female Irish music ensemble has become one of the most successful and sought after Irish-American groups in Celtic music. One of their honors includes being invited to the All-Ireland Championships event "Fleadh Cheoil na h√Čireann 2011." Sponsored by PBS39 and NIPR. Reserve tickets on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org, or call 427-6000.

Rick Springfield
Sunday, August 28, , $25 - $50
Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, Franke Park
Eighties superstar, pop music icon and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield will grace the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre stage.

Have fun!