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Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series

06/04/2021  |  BY rfw

‘Always Moving’ is the platform that Riverfront Fort Wayne prides itself on. But when creating the Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series, ‘Always accessible’ was the key. At Promenade Park, we strive to make traditional performing arts easily available to everyone from all walks of life. Bring a chair or blanket and join us for this casual approach to traditional music this summer.

Four groups of musicians will grace the park this summer for six concerts. Each will bring their own individual, joyful approaches and unique twists to traditional musical performances. Beginning on Sunday, June 6th, this concert series will stretch into August and fill Promenade Park with lively music in the afternoons and early evenings.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Players Association

Sunday, June 6th, 2021; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Park Foundation Pavilion at Promenade Park

The musicians of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Players Association are a diverse group of performers that come from nearly every state in America and many countries beyond. They play many instruments from percussion and horns to violins and harps, allowing for a wide variety of rich music from classical to pops. The first group in our Sunday Concert series will consist of 30 musicians, many of whom play with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

American Legion Band of Fort Wayne

Sunday, June 13th and Sunday, July 18th, 2021; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sweetwater Bandshell east and Auer Lawn in Promenade Park

Founded 101 years ago in Fort Wayne by veterans of World War I, the American Legion Band has energetic members who like to pick up their instruments to entertain a crowd. Directed by Eli Arnold, this lively band will play a selection of marches, popular show tunes, classic big band, and swing music from the 20th century. Both events will include 25 or more musicians ready to excite the after-lunch crowd in Promenade Park.

New Horizons Band

Sunday, June 20th and Sunday, August 15th, 2021; 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Sweetwater Bandshell East and Auer Lawn in Promenade Park

The New Horizons Band, formed in 2004 by retired local musicians, is part of a national organization devoted to continuing the performance of band music and education. They focus on novelty tunes and popular selections from the 20th century and are always ready to play for a diverse audience. This group of 15 or more is sure to energize the crowd with their exuberant selections. The New Horizons band is also available for private events and parties and would love the opportunity to play for you.

Heartland Sings

Sunday, July 25, 2021; 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Auer Lawn and adjacent sidewalk in Promenade Park

Heartland Sings brings a performance you won’t want to miss with their ‘A Country Summertime Party’ of vocal and choral arrangements. Part of Heartland Sings 2021 Mobile Concert Series, this new

experience is available to the public on Sunday, July 25th when they perform using their mobile stage: A tour bus with all the necessities for an outdoor concert. The performance will include Heartland Sings’ principal quartet of impressive vocal artists accompanied by Piano Maestro Robert Nance, Brad Kuhns on bass, and other local musicians. Find a seat or bring one to the Auer Lawn to listen to this special concert experience.

Promenade Park offers many amenities to its visitors including public restrooms, and Trubble Riverside Café. The Sunday Heritage Concert Series is a weather dependent event so please check Facebook or call Jen Brown at 260-427-6030 for more information.

We hope that you, your family and friends will join us at Promenade Park for the Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert series. Riverfront Fort Wayne is ‘Always Moving’ and crafting new, exciting experiences for the visitors to Promenade Park.


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