14th & 15th


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What can I bring?

We want you to be prepared to have a great, and safe, time at Middle Waves! Here’s a list of can-brings—

  • Sun block
  • Blankets
  • Point-and-shoot cameras
  • Small backpacks and purses
    All bags and persons are subject to search.
  • Empty water bottles
  • Empty hydration bladder packs

And here’s a list of what you can’t bring—

  • Professional camera or video equipment, or camera or video with detachable lenses
  • Weapons of any sort
  • Illegal substances
    Middle Waves has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal substances. 
  • Outside alcoholic beverages


Please note—any other items allowed or prohibited on the festival grounds are at the discretion of Middle Waves security and staff.

Is camping allowed?

Camping is not allowed on the festival grounds. Check out Visit Fort Wayne for your hospitality options.

Where do I park?

Middle Waves does not have designated parking. However, downtown is rich with options! Visit to review the Downtown Improvement District’s recommended spots. And, don’t forget our free bike valet!

Is Middle Waves family-friendly?

You bet! Mini Waves, near the Maumee Stage on Saturday between 12 and 3 PM, is especially kid-friendly. And kids under 12 are free with a paid adult in the St. Marys Stage area. NOTE: It’s possible there may be some PG-13 stage banter during some performances.

How much of the festival is free?

Every area except the St. Marys Stage is free and open to the public! Come hang out and have the time of your life!

What does VVIP include?

VVIP includes exclusive viewing area at St. Marys Stage, catered dinner on both Friday and Saturday night by Halls Deck, two drink tokens, VVIP bathrooms, swag bag and exclusive experiences!

Can I upgrade my GA ticket to VVIP?

DUH! The option to upgrade from GA to VVIP will be available at the ticket tent at the festival.

Is the festival accessible?

Middle Waves is a festival for everyone in this community! We’re pleased to offer a raised viewing platform at the St. Marys Stage, with ADA-compliant ramp for patrons with accessibility needs and their friends, and ADA-compliant restrooms throughout the festival. DeafLink will also be interpreting at the St. Marys Stage on Friday AND Saturday.

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