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Performers announced for 52nd Three Rivers Festival

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The return of the Three Rivers Festival will bring a diverse lineup of musical acts to the stage in downtown Fort Wayne this summer.

The organization on Tuesday announced the lineup or performers for the 52nd edition of the event.

On stage at the Ruoff Festival Plaza:

  • Friday, July 9th: A celebration of LOCAL talent featuring Keegan Ferrell (fresh off of NBC’s The Voice), Fatima Washington, headlined by local ‘supergroup’ Woah Man! (A Tribute to Women in Rock).
  • Saturday, July 10th: Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience headlines one great night featuring local favorite Chris Worth.
  • Sunday, July 11th: STAR 88.3 MUSIC STAGE featuring Building 429, Rhett Walker, Cochren & Co., and Terrian.  Tickets available at STAR883.COM & Windows, Doors & More.
  • Monday, July 12th: The much-anticipated return of the Three Rivers Festival’s Waiter & Waitress Contest featuring the best and fastest servers in the Fort!  Presented by Visit Fort Wayne & 98.9 The Bear.  Free Admission, no tickets required.
  • Tuesday, July 13th: $2 Tuesday featuring The Band Brother, The Y’s Guys, and Daily Driver presented by ProFed Credit Union.
  • Wednesday July 14th: The Three Rivers Festival Trivia Night returns – Get your team & register for a chance at the $1,000 Grand Prize!  Presented in partnership with Tincture of Trivia.
  • Thursday, July 15th: The Heart and Soul Affair, Indianapolis favorite Toy Factory headlines a great night to get up and dance, with Music Lovers Lounge rounding out the night.
  • Friday, July 16th: Face2Face –  From Uptown Girl to Tiny Dancer, catch your favorite hits with Face to Face... a Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John, with Aleena York and Blue Pluto giving a smooth intro to a high energy, interactive evening of your favorite songs.
  • Saturday, July 17th: Here Come The Mummies; An eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind.  Featuring performances by Good Night Gracie and The Sweetwater All Stars

The UAW Three Rivers Festival Entertainment Stage will host all-ages entertainment on the evenings of July 9 – 17 in celebration of the return of LIVE music in Fort Wayne. The Three Rivers Festival has taken extra precautions to promote guest safety with concert attendance restricted to 40% capacity, ensuring there is enough room for attendees to spread out.

The festival will continue to closely monitor CDC, state, and local health recommendations and update guests as needed.

Tickets available at threeriversfestival.org and day-of at the Ruoff Festival Plaza in Headwaters Park East.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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