Day 2 of Middle Waves brings more music, entertainment

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Downtown Fort Wayne is getting loud and funky this weekend.

The Middle Waves music festival returned to Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne Friday and Saturday.

Nearly 30 bands from various genres are playing on three stages, stretching from both sides of Headwaters Park. Performances are happening on three different stages throughout the weekend.

Fort Wayne’s own My Apollo kicked things off Friday night on the Maumee Stage, followed by nine other bands throughout the night. Rosalind and the Way was one of them. Their lead singer Cassie Beer joined First News Saturday to talk about their performance.

Saturday, the music picks back up at 11:45 a.m. with Riverside, California’s City Mouse on the Maumee stage. Nearly 20 other bands will perform throughout the day leading up to headliners MGMT at 9:15 p.m.

Silbo Gomero kicks things off at the St. Mary’s Stage at noon. They joined NewsChannel 15’s Michael Kuhn on First News to talk about their band ahead of their performance.

But Middle Waves goes beyond just music. Dozens of other attractions and activities are also available throughout the festival. Several food vendors, activities, and art displays are located at the Village near the main entrance.

The Middle Waves Vibe Tribe has worked for weeks to cultivate weird and wonderful art installations that are scattered throughout the festival grounds. In addition, the festival features 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.

Organizers say the festival is great for the whole family, not just adults. Mini Waves is a kid-friendly festival within a festival located near the St. Joseph Stage. It’s open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday specifically for the smaller rockers.

Every area of Middle Waves, including the Maumee and St. Joseph stages, where most regional and local acts will perform, will be free and open to the public.

To see bands on the St. Mary’s stage, festival-goers will need tickets, which range from $45-$160.

You can still get tickets at, Wooden Nickel locations or Neat Neat Near Records.

WANE-TV is a proud sponsor of Middle Waves Music Festival.

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