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When is this all going down?

Friday, June 17th: Doors open at 5PM.

Saturday, June 18th: Doors open at noon. Mini Waves will be from 12-2PM.

Check out our Official 2022 Festival Guide here.

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
  • Tobacco or vaping products – Our festival is a smoke-free festival. Feel free to review our policy


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

What do I do if I still have a 2020 ticket?

Previously purchased tickets for the postponed 2020 festival will transfer from Eventbrite to Ticketmaster in early February. Current Eventbrite ticket holders will have until February 4, 2022, to email to request any refunds before tickets transfer to the new system. After February 4, 2022, no additional refunds will be provided for tickets purchased through Eventbrite.

Are pets allowed at the festival?

Unfortunately pets will not be allowed at the festival this year. With the amount of asphalt that is in the free area we will not be allowing pets for the safety of their paws and general wellbeing. If you want some doggy time, Humane Fort Wayne will be in our grassy area with some of their adoptable critters throughout the weekend!

Is camping allowed?

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

Where do I park?

FREE PARKING is available in the Foellinger Theater lot accessible off of Goshen Road.

There is a dedicated VVIP parking section in this lot off of Goshen Road. Please show your VVIP ticket or wristband to access this section of parking.

Accessible parking is available and accessible off of Sherman Blvd. You will be granted access through the gate.

Remember: Unless you have an accessible parking pass, you must enter the parking lot off of Goshen Road. 

Is Middle Waves family-friendly?

Yep. Mini Waves is especially kid-friendly. Be sure to join that fun on Saturday, June 18th, from noon to 2PM. PLUS kids under 12 are free with a paid adult in the Main Stage area. NOTE: There may be some PG-13 stage banter during some performances.

How much of the festival is free?

Mini Waves, The Village and the St. Joseph Stage will be free to the public! Come hang out and have the time of your life!

When do tickets go on sale?

Right flippin’ now! Head over to our tickets page for more information on how to purchase tickets. Thinking about group orders (ticket packages for businesses and organizations) or sponsorship opportunities? Send us an email at

What does VVIP include?

VVIP ticket holders will have access to an exclusive viewing + lounge area, free drink tickets, catered food, as well as a swag bag full of MW goodies and festival must-haves + a few surprises!

Can I upgrade my GA ticket to VVIP?

Of course! 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! The Foellinger Theatre is accessible. We will also have ADA-compliant restrooms in The Village.

More questions?

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