The Full 2022 MW Lineup!
The full 2022 Middle Waves Music Festival lineup has been announced to include national acts The Ike Reilly Assassination, Joey Valence & Brae, Timeshares and HAPPY LANDING. Additionally, local musicians Los Galaxy and Tuesday Atlas were added.
Presented by Sweetwater, Middle Waves is a destination music festival boasting an eclectic mix of 20+ performers on free and paid stages. 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.
Libertyville, IL rock ‘n’ rollers The Ike Reilly Assassination, State College, PA- based hip hop duo Joey Valence & Brae and NYC/Philly punk rockers Timeshares join previously announced national acts Young the Giant, Big Boi, Lauren Sanderson, ROSIE, *repeat repeat and Kiwi Jr. on the St. Marys Main Stage presented by Parkview Health.
The free St. Joseph Stage presented by Humane Fort Wayne now also includes Oxford, MS-based “Skate Folk” band HAPPY LANDING, and local performers Los Galaxy and Tuesday Atlas.
The full 2022 Middle Waves lineup is:
Friday, June 17
Big Boi (hip-hop, Atlanta, GA)
Lauren Sanderson (pop, hip-hop, Los Angeles, CA + Fort Wayne, IN)
Joey Valence & Brae (hip-hop, State College, PA)
Debutants (string rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
HAPPY LANDING (alternative folk, Oxford, MS)
LÜBS (electronic dance, Fort Wayne, IN)
Necromoon (alternative, Fort Wayne, IN)
Overlook (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
swimming[into]view (alternative, Fort Wayne, IN)
Saturday, June 18
Young the Giant (atlernative/rock, Irvine, CA)
The Ike Reilly Assassination (rock ‘n’ roll, Libertyville, IL)
ROSIE (pop, NYC, NY)
*repeat repeat (rock, Nashville, TN)
Kiwi Jr. (indie rock, Toronto, ON, Canada)
Timeshares (punk rock, NYC/Philly)
Los Galaxy (funk/fusion, Fort Wayne, IN)
Mic Strong (hip-hop, Fort Wayne, IN)
Rogues & Bandits (alternative, Huntington, IN)
Stay Outside (indie rock, Indianapolis, IN)
Thematic (modern progressive rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
TOFU (electronic dance, Fort Wayne, IN)
Tuesday Atlas (alternative/post rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
Uncle Muscle (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
The Atomic Sharks (MiniWaves performer, Fort Wayne, IN)
Middle Waves’ stages include St. Marys Stage, presented by Parkview Health, and the St. Joseph Stage, presented by Human Fort Wayne. A ticket is required for entry into St. Marys Stage. The St. Joseph Stage is free to the public.
Tickets can be purchased online at MiddleWaves.com. Two-day GA passes are available for $95 and two-day VVIP passes are available for $175. Single-day Friday tickets are available for $40. Single-day Saturday tickets are available for $70. Single-day VVIP passes are also available for $75/Friday only or $125/Saturday only. Prices increase on June 12.
VVIP passes include a dedicated parking area, two free drink tickets, deluxe restrooms, premium viewing experiences, exclusive food experiences, a swag bag with festival goodies & resources and more.
Middle Waves, Inc. is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The festival relies on the financial support of local businesses.
The 2022 festival sponsors include: Sweetwater Sound, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, Three Rivers Credit Union, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Steel Dynamics Inc., Lunar Distribution, The James Foundation, Make it Your Own Mural Trail, Peg Perego, Comfort Suites, Fort Wayne Metals, SURE-TRAC, NIPSCO, Ash Brokerage, Benchmark Human Services, BFGoodrich Tires, DeHaven Chevrolet, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Do It Best Corp, ALT 102.3 FM, Pop Pop Balloon, M.E. Raker Foundation, Greater Fort Wayne Inc, Kathy Callen, Tammy Fink, Jensen Cabinet, One Lucky Guitar, Humane Fort Wayne, Old National, Hyndman, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, WANE TV, dot & line brewing, Flashback, ARC Document Solutions, Strahm Building Solutions, Pizza Hut, Five Star Distributing, Tobacco Free Allen County, Innovative Engineering Services, The Brass Rail, 46 Graphics, Wilcox & Associates, the FIND, BFA Commercial Photography and Freedom Home Services. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The festival’s Board of Directors is:
- Sanee Lombardi, festival co-chair, finance chair
- Beth McAvoy, festival co-chair, volunteer chair
- Sarah Aubrey, vibe art installation chair
- Alex Hall, VVIP chair
- Justin Jones, logistics chair
- Sean O’Leary, marketing chair
- Katy Silliman, sponsorship chair
- Melissa Twitchell, booking chair, hospitality chair
- Nick Weaver, operations chair
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.