Fort Wayne,

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 the East campus of Electric Works, 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 requires a paid ticket, while one-third 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.

Our Mission:

Middle Waves, Inc. connects the Northeast Indiana region through unique, jaw-dropping, pride-inducing music and art experiences.

Middle Waves

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Middle Waves is more than music! Check back closer to the festival for our ever-growing list of experiences to be had throughout the weekend.



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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.

Andy Dunn

The Point 91 FM | WCYT
Booking Chair

Beth McAvoy

One Lucky Guitar
Festival Co-Chair

Heather Leas

Team Quality Services
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Justin Jones

Granite Ridge Builders
Logistics Co-Chair

Katy Silliman

Three Rivers Distilling Company
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Kourtney Teegardin

Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP
VVIP Chair

Melissa Twitchell

Novae Corp.
Hospitality Chair

Mauricio Vergara

Fort Wayne Metals
Ticketing & Data Chair

Nicholas Weaver

Sweetwater Sound
Operations Chair

Ryan Holquist

Sweetwater Sound
Logistics Co-Chair

Sanee Lombardi

Lutheran Health Physicians
Festival Co-Chair, Finance Chair

Sarah Aubrey

Vibe Art Installation Chair

Sean O’Leary

Asher Agency
Marketing 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.

Adam Golden

Adam Sutton

Angela Thuringer

Austin Bower

Brad Hartman

Caity Rose

Danielle Doepke

Dave Bomersback

Erin Okeson

Jack Ellsworth

Jason Kitt

Javier Bayoth

Jeff Treptow

Jerri Good

Justin Brant

Karlee Sutton

Kiley Tate-Potts

Lindsey Corwin

Lindsey Dilk

Lindsie Goss

Lisa Starks

Lyz Moffitt

Marc Accilien

Mardi Sutton

Margie Cantey

Mariah Knight

Megan Kelsey

Nick Ferran

Paris McFarthing

Philip Courtney

PJ Thuringer

Randy Poteete

Ryan Fox

Spencier Lehman

Tami Gibson

Tommy Cutter

Valerie Sheets

Zack Kittaka