September
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The Full 2018 Lineup!

The remainder of the 2018 Middle Waves Music Festival lineup has been announced, to include national acts Joywave and Hatchie.

Presented by Sweetwater, Middle Waves is a destination music festival boasting an eclectic mix of 25+ performers on three stages, two of which are free. With food trucks, beverages, music, interactive art installations, events, fun and games around every corner—people of all ages, all backgrounds and all music preferences are bound to have the time of their lives.

In addition to the national acts announced in May, which include headliners Dr. Dog, GoldLink, Lizzo and Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Middle Waves adds Rochester, NY based indie rock band Joywave and New York, NY based post punk band BODEGA on Friday evening. Saturday adds dream-pop Australian performer Hatchie.

Additional local performers include Anna Faye, Sad Gravity, Streetlamps for Spotlights, Slug Love, Samuel Harness and Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra.

The full 2018 Middle Waves lineup is:

Friday, September 14

GoldLink (hip-hop, Washington, D.C.)
Joywave (indie rock, Rochester, NY)
BODEGA (post punk, New York, NY)
Chives (rock, Indianapolis, IN)
The Bergamot (indie folk, Fort Wayne, IN)
Anna Faye (punk, Fort Wayne, IN)
Streetlamps for Spotlights (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
Lightlow (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)

 

Saturday, September 15

Dr. Dog (rock, Philadelphia, PA)
Lizzo (hip-hop, Minneapolis, MN)
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (indie rock, Portland, OR)
IDLES (punk rock, Bristol, England)
Flint Eastwood (dance-pop, Detroit, MI)
Hatchie (dream-pop, Brisbane, Australia)
David Wax Museum (American and Mexican folk, Charlottesville, VA)
Tunde Olaniran (pop, Flint, MI)
Unlikely Alibi (reggae-rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
Best Sleep (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
T-Zank (rap, Fort Wayne, IN)
Lalo Cura (latino rock, Goshen, IN)
The Snarks (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
Slug Love (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
Samuel Harness (R&B, Fort Wayne, IN)
Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra (hip-hop funk, Fort Wayne, IN)

 

Middle Waves’ three stages include St. Marys Stage, presented by Parkview Health, St. Joseph Stage and Maumee Stage. A ticket is required for entry into St. Marys Stage. Maumee Stage and St. Joseph Stage are free to the public.

Tickets can be purchased online at MiddleWaves.com. Two-day GA passes are available for $85 and two-day VVIP passes are available for $165. Single-day Friday tickets are available for $35. Single-day Saturday tickets are available for $65. Single-day VVIP passes are also available for $70/Friday only or $120/Saturday only. Prices increase on September 9.

VVIP passes include a catered dinner by The Deck on Friday and Saturday night, two free drink tickets, deluxe restrooms, premium viewing experiences, Thai massage experiences, an ice cream party catered by Just Cream and more.

Middle Waves, Inc. is a volunteer-run, non-profit corporation operating in partnership with Arts United, who serves as its fiscal agent. The festival relies on the financial support of local businesses.

The 2018 festival is sponsored by Sweetwater, Parkview Health, FAK Logistics, Good Times Movement, Fort Wayne Metals, Peg Perego, Lincoln Financial Group, NIPSCO, Steel Dynamics, Five Star Distributing, Ash Brokerage, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union, ALT 99.5, WANE TV and Indiana Signworks. Sponsorships are still available. More information is available by contacting sponsorships@middlewaves.com.

The festival’s Board of Directors is:

  • Katy Silliman, festival chair, sponsorship chair, operations co-chair
  • Alec Johnson, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
  • Beth McAvoy, One Lucky Guitar, volunteer chair
  • Brad Hartman, Ash Brokerage, ticketing chair
  • Corey Rader, The Brass Rail, booking chair
  • Dan Ross, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Cultural Advancement Projects LLC
  • Jasmine Bejar, One Lucky Guitar, marketing chair
  • Nicholas Weaver, Sweetwater, operations co-chair
  • Melissa Twitchell, hospitality chair
  • Ryan Holquist, Sweetwater, logistics chair
  • Sanee Lombardi, finance chair

For more information on this year’s festival, contact info@middlewaves.com or visit MiddleWaves.com. Be sure to follow Middle Waves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.