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 Fort Wayne, IN at the Foellinger Theatre Campus, Middle Waves is 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 fun requires a paid ticket, while one-third of the fun 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 Music Festival is a smoke-free environment. Smoking or vaping tobacco containing or tobacco-derived products, and other tobacco or non-FDA approved cessation products is prohibited.

Middle Waves 2022

This year’s festival takes place Friday-Saturday, June 17-18.
Check out more information below!

Download the Official Guide!

Stage Schedule

Middle Waves 2022 Friday Schedule
Middle Waves 2022 Saturday Schedule

Festival Map

Middle Waves 2022 Festival Map


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

Friday Activities

Saturday Activities

DIY Sunglass Bar

Requires Paid Ticket:
Make your own shades in The Deep End from 5-7PM!

Intro2Hula 101

Requires Paid Ticket:
Tulip Tree Healing Arts Collective is teaching an all ages introductory class to Hula Hoop Flow course. Class takes place in The Deep End at 7PM til we can’t hoop no more.

Fire Dancing

Dancing–so hot right now. Check out Pyroscope Entertainment near our FREE St. Joseph Stage (presented by Humane FW) at 9:30PM as they put on a fiery performance!

Unicorn HQ

Indiana WILD is bringin’ the unicorns back! Check it out near the St. Joseph Stage throughout the evening.

Glitter Bar

Requires Paid Ticket:
Glitter up, yo! Check out the (biodegradable!) glitter in The Deep End throughout the festival.

LED Roving

Pyroscope Entertainment will be roaming all areas of the festival with their LED experience to brighten your evening!

Live Painting

Requires Paid Ticket:
Watch Phresh Laundry paint LIVE at the St. Marys Main Stage (presented by Parkview Health) at 10PM.

Flower Crowns

Requires Paid Ticket:
Flower Crowns (a crowd favorite!) return to The Deep End from Noon-2PM while supplies last. Made possible by Trader Joe’s.


Join Humane Fort Wayne by our FREE St. Joseph Stage from Noon-4PM where they’ll have adoptable dogs for loving homes!

Discover Yoga

Requires Paid Ticket:
Free yoga classes from 1-2 PM in The Deep End.

MW Rocks! Literally.

Requires Paid Ticket:
Come paint rocks and spread some vibey, artsy goodness! Happening in The Deep End from 2-3PM.

Tortoise Central

Indiana WILD is bringin’ back Frank the Tortoise! Check out him and other fun creatures near the St. Joseph Stage at MinWaves (starts at noon!) and throughout the day.

Glitter Bar

Requires Paid Ticket:
Glitter up, yo! Check out the (biodegradable!) glitter in The Deep End throughout the festival.

The Poem Market

Requires Paid Ticket:
Have the cutest girl write the cutest poem for you. We’re not exaggerating. Check it out from 3-8PM in The Deep End.

Live Painting

Requires Paid Ticket:
Watch Sam Parker paint LIVE at the St. Marys Main Stage (presented by Parkview Health) at 4PM.

Ice Sculptures

Join Johnson Studios Ice Sculptures near the St. Joseph Stage next to Humane FW’s tent for live ice sculptures. It might not cool you down, but it’s certainly cool to watch! Happening from 7-9PM.

Discover Yoga x2

VVIP Exclusive:
Did you miss the yoga class in The Deep End? Discover Yoga is hosting a meditation sesh in the VVIP Lounge at 5:15PM.

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.

Alexandra Hall

A H Public Spaces Consulting, LLC
VVIP Chair

Beth McAvoy

Indiana Michigan Power
Festival Co-Chair

Justin Jones

Granite Ridge Builders
Logistics Chair

Katy Silliman

Mac Properties
Sponsorship Chair

Melissa Twitchell

Novae Corp.
Booking Chair, Band Hospitality Chair

Nicholas Weaver

Sweetwater Sound
Operations Chair

Sanee Lombardi

Peterman Freedom Home Services
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 Sutton

Andrea O’Day

Angela Thuringer

Angie Brent

Aubrie Lamb

Austin Bower

Casey Bishop

Danielle Doepke

Dave Bomersback

Jack Ellsworth

Jason Kitt

Javier Bayoth

Jeff Treptow

Jenn Grush

Jerri Good

John Renz

Justin Brant

Karlee Sutton

Kiley Tate-Potts

Kourtney Teegardin

Lindsey Corwin

Lindsey Dilk

Lindsie Goss

Lisa Starks

Lyz Moffitt

Marc Accilien

Mardi Sutton

Margie Cantey

Mariah Knight

Megan Kelsey

Megan Zwick

Paris McFarthing

Philip Courtney

PJ Thuringer

Randy Poteete

Ryan Fox

Sarah Suraci

Sonya Flores

Spencier Lehman

Tami Gibson

Tommy Cutter

Zack Kittaka