Middle Waves set to get loud, funky
Downtown Fort Wayne is about to get loud and funky this weekend.
The Middle Waves music festival returns to Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne Friday and Saturday, with nearly 30 bands including headliners MGMT set to play an array of sounds for thousands of fans. Stretching from both sides of Headwaters Park, bands will play on three stages, with The Village under the pavilion with food trucks, vendors, art and more.
The first performance will feature Fort Wayne’s own My Apollo on the Maumee Stage at 5:30 p.m. Friday and bands will play on all three stages until 11:15 p.m. that night. Then, on Saturday, the music kicks back up at 11:45 a.m. with Riverside, California’s City Mouse on the Maumee stage to set off a day of music that will stretch until psychedelic rockers MGMT take the St. Mary’s stage at 9:15 p.m.
With bands like Long Island, New York’s The Lemon Twigs, San Francisco’s Thao & The Get Down and Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk on the bill, the festival is certainly all about the music. But Middle Waves features much more.
The Middle Waves Vibe Tribe has worked for weeks to cultivate weird and wonderful art installations that will be scattered throughout the festival grounds. In addition, the festival will feature attractions like balloon twisting, face painting, a petting zoo, the Boxlanders Playspace, Construction Junction, a craft station, Thai massages, a braid bar, a flower crown station, the Glitter Bar, Good Vibe Tribe’s Craft Night, a poster-making party, the Hammock Hangout and more.