14th & 15th

Live Your Life Alive

Middle Waves is a two-day destination music festival, driven by the grit and power of the three rivers. Held in downtown Fort Wayne, IN at Headwaters Park, along the St. Marys River, Middle Waves features three stages, where indie, hip-hop and rock & roll don’t just coexist, but converge, high-five and take a selfie. Here, we’re all-ages, all-backgrounds, all-music styles—all in one festival. 

Two-thirds of the festival 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. 

Middle Waves 2018

This year’s festival takes place Friday-Saturday, September 14-15. More information to come! 

The Middle Waves Team

Middle Waves Board of Directors

Middle Waves is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit festival. 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.

Alec Johnson

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation

Beth McAvoy

One Lucky Guitar
Volunteer Chair

Brad Hartman

Ash Brokerage
Ticketing Chair

Corey Rader

The Brass Rail
Booking Chair

Dan Ross

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
Cultural Advancement Projects, LLC

Jasmine Bejar

One Lucky Guitar
Marketing Chair

Katy Silliman

Festival Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Operations Co-Chair

Melissa Twitchell

Hospitality Chair

Nicholas Weaver

Sweetwater Sound
Operations Co-Chair

Ryan Holquist

Sweetwater Sound
Logistics Chair

Sanee Lombardi

Finance Chair

Festival Planners 

Along with the Board of Directors, festival planners help produce the festival from start to finish. You can find them being there for any and everything you may need during Middle Waves weekend.

Matt Thomas

Nicole Funk

Billy Davenport

Justin Jones

Spencier Lehman

Shanel Turner

Erin Okeson

Zack Kittaka

Jess Thrower

Eden Hakimzadeh

Emma Anger

Justin Brant

Kristin Giant

Andrea Machlan

Sarah Aubrey

Dan Swartz

Tommy Cutter

Ryan Fox

Jenn Fox

Nick Lübs

Nick Ferran

Valerie Sheets

Sean O’Leary

Danielle Doepke