SEP. 15 & 16, 2017 | FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

This is Middle Waves

Fort Wayne is rising.

It’s the sound of progress, and you can hear it around every corner. Dining and living options abound. Sporting events send cheers through the night. And new buildings rise.


But it’s music that fills our streets and invigorates the soul.


This is the moment when the underground goes overground. A destination music festival driven by the grit and power of three rivers, where indie, hip-hop and rock & roll don’t just coexist, but converge, high-five and take a selfie.


We’re here to drop jaws and blow up silos.


Rivers are rising.
Energy is rising.
Volume is rising.

This is Middle Waves.


MIDDLE WAVES is a two-day destination music festival in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. The festival is held in Headwaters Park, along the St. Marys River, and features three stages and an eclectic mix of 30 performers.


The 2017 festival is Fri–Sat., September 15–16.

Middle Waves is all ages, all backgrounds, 
all music styles—all in one festival.

Two-thirds of Middle Waves is completely free and open to the public. With music, art, activities, food and drink around every corner, there’s something for everyone at Middle Waves.

The Middle Waves Team

Middle Waves is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit festival operating under Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. Our committees are made up of hard-working, art- and music-loving community members who believe in the advancement of Fort Wayne; striving to make our city a more connected, vibrant and beautiful place to call home.


Alex Alford


Vendor Chair

Alison Gerardot

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

Hospitality Chair

Sanee Lombardi

Finance Co-Chair

Corey Rader

The Brass Rail

Booking Chair

Nick Weaver


Operations Co-Chair

Emma DePrez

One Lucky Guitar

Marketing Co-Chair

Alec Johnson

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation

Logistics Chair

Beth McAvoy

One Lucky Guitar

Volunteer Chair

Dan Ross

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne

Finance Co-Chair

Olivia Fabian

One Lucky Guitar

Vibe Chair

Matt Kelley

One Lucky Guitar

Festival Co-Chair, Marketing Co-Chair, Sponsorship Co-Chair, Booking Committee

Katy Silliman


Festival Co-Chair, Sponsorship Co-Chair, Operations Co-Chair

Heather Schoegler

Augustus Advisors

Customer Experience

Team "Red Shirt"

Along with the Steering Committee, Red Shirts help produce the festival from start to finish. You can find them running around on foot, ridin’ around on UTVs and just generally being there for any and everything you may need during Middle Waves weekend.


Ryan Holquist

Tommy Cutter

Jasmine Bejar

Ryan Fox

Jenn Fox

Matt Thomas

Billy Davenport

Justin Jones

Connor O’Shaughnessy

Angel Suttle

Molly Stronzcek

Melissa Twitchell

Nicole Funk

Ashley Martin

Jess Thrower

Eden Hakimzadeh

Cassie Beer

Emma Anger

Justin Brant

Brad Hartman

Kristin Giant

Andrea Machlan

Alex Fabian

Cheryl Fabian

Jamie Fabian

Spencier Lehman

Shanel Turner

Adam Garland