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Creating waves downtown

September 16, 2018

It was beard glitter and face paint galore Saturday at Headwaters Park for the third annual Middle Waves Festival.

Crowds descended upon the park Friday for two days of music and activities designed for concertgoers and families alike.

With three stages, two of which were open to the public, attendees said they came to the festival for two days of escape, music and camaraderie.

Tickets were $97 for a two-day pass, according to the festival’s website. 

Middle Waves was primarily sponsored by Sweetwater Sound and Parkview Health. Other sponsors included Indiana Signworks, Good Times Movement, F.A.K. Logistics Inc., Ambassador Enterprises, Fort Wayne Metals, Peg-Perego, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Arts United, NIPSCO, Steel Dynamics Inc., Ash Brokerage, Dreammakers, 3Rivers Credit Union, Five Star Distributing and more. 

Festival organizers were expecting close to 3,000 people over both days of the festival at both the paid area and the free stages, Jasmine Bejar, the event’s marketing coordinator, said. The festival featured 25 acts over all three stages.

Of particular interest, Bejar said, was the Mini Waves festival for young music fans from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. 

“We bring out a bunch of vendors for kids, they learn about tractors and we had a petting zoo,” Bejar said. “We tried to focus on turning Headwaters into this very unique experience.” 

dgong@jg.net

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