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The Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne has announced its first wave of concerts in anticipation of its May reopening.
Located in Quimby Village at 1808 Bluffton Road, the former movie theater has been developed into a general-admission concert hall and special events center. The art deco theater was built in 1951.
Stone Sour, a Grammy-nominated rock band, is first up, performing an all-ages show the evening of May 16. Tickets start at $32.50. Also on the 2018 schedule: An Evening With Ghost, May 29; Fitz &The Tantrums, June 12; Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime, June 15; Chase Rice, June 16; ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, June 23; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, July 12; and Who’s Bad — The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, Aug. 4. Most tickets are on sale at clydetheatre.com.
Rick Kinney, general manager of the Clyde Theatre and Even Keel Event Productions, announced the first wave of concerts. “This is a small sample of what people can expect in the years ahead as we bring in national touring artists covering a wide variety of musical tastes and genres,” he said in a statement.
Sweetwater has played a key role in the rebirth of the Clyde Theater. Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack said, “We are excited to have helped create a venue that prioritizes the experience for both the attendees and the artists. With the venue featuring open sight lines and a world class sound and lighting system, concerts at the Clyde Theatre will be truly outstanding.”
The Clyde Theatre will also be available for rent for community related activities and special events on nonconcert days.
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