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How do I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online here or at the Embassy Theatre’s STAR Bank box office located at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46802. The box office is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All sales are final –  no refunds.

What ages are included in the General Admission Kids Ticket?

General admission kids tickets are for kids ages 12 and under.

What does VIP include?

VIP ticket holders will have access to the 400 Club which is an air-conditioned building with a private bar. Complimentary snacks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks.

What does VVIP include?

VVIP ticket holders will have access to the 400 Club and The Summit which is an air-conditioned building with a rooftop patio and a private bar. The rooftop patio provides a great view of the stage. Complimentary snacks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. 21+ VVIPs will get to enjoy an alcohol tasting sponsored by Five Star Distributing

Can I upgrade my GA ticket to VIP/VVIP?

Of course! Contact the Embassy’s Star Bank box office at 260.424.5665 or in person at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where do I enter?

The main TinCaps gate will be the only one open for entry. This is the south gate located on Brackenridge Street.

Can I re-enter the festival during the day?

In/Out privileges are allowed during the festival. You MUST have your ticket scanned out before exiting the festival grounds, this will allow you re-entry.

Where do I park?

FREE PARKING is available in the Silver TinCaps parking lot. For evening (after 5 p.m.) and weekends, free parking is available at all downtown metered parking spaces. Click here to view the downtown parking map.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Parkview Field is a cashless facility and no longer has an ATM on site. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted for all ticket and concession purchases. Acceptable payment may vary by vendor booth.

What concessions are available?

Parkview field offers a wide variety of food options that caters to many tastes and dietary needs.

Are pets allowed at the festival?

Unless they’re trained service animals, your furry friends will have to sit this festival out.

Is Middle Waves family-friendly?

You betcha! Middle Waves welcomes all ages to the festival!

Is this a rain or shine event?

Yes, this event will happen rain or shine! Don’t worry we have a back up plan if the weather was to be deemed dangerous. Be sure to follow us on social to get live updates. All set times are subject to change due to weather.

Do you have a lost & found?

Misplaced something during the festival? Don’t sweat it, just trot over to the ticketing booth at Parkview Field. And if the festival has wrapped up, give a shout-out to the Embassy Theatre box office (Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 260.424.5665) to reclaim your lost treasure.

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:

  • Empty Water Bottle
  • Sun block – Why let the sun scorch and fry you? It’s just not worth it, folks!
  • Cell phones
  • Point and shoot cameras
  • Blankets – Please be courteous and keep blankets out of the pathways.
  • Small backpacks and purses – All bags and persons are subject to search.


And here’s a list of what you CAN’T bring:

  • Professional camera or video equipment of any kind
  • Weapons, knives or firearms of any kind
  • Pepper Spray
  • Illegal substances – Middle Waves has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal substances. 
  • Outside food or beverages of any kind
  • Tobacco or vaping products – Our festival and Parkview Field are tobacco free.
  • Air Horns, megaphones or noise makers
  • Fireworks
  • Laser Pointers
  • Projectiles that can cause injury or be disruptive to the festival
  • Glass
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Coolers
  • No bicycles inside Parkview Field (parking can be found outside the gates)
  • Wagons or carts (strollers are acceptable)
  • No soliciting


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

Is the festival accessible?

Middle Waves is committed to making the festival accessible for all attendees. Parkview Field has an accessible entrance, bathrooms and parking.

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