The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 11:33 am

Verbatim: Middle Waves Music Festival to Be Held at Electric Works & McCulloch Park

The following was released on Wed., Oct. 9, 2019:

October 9, 2019, FORT WAYNE, IN — Middle Waves Music Festival will take place June 12 and 13, 2020 at the East Campus of Electric Works and McCulloch Park. This is the fourth year for the festival, and a new location.
Presented by Sweetwater, Middle Waves is a destination music festival boasting an eclectic mix of 20+ performers on three stages—one free and two paid. With food trucks, beverages, music, interactive art installations, events and fun around every corner—people of all ages, all backgrounds and all music preferences are bound to have the time of their lives.
Middle Waves is a nonprofit festival with a mission to connect the Northeast Indiana region through unique, jaw-dropping, pride-inducing music and art experiences.
“Electric Works is a catalytic development for our community. We cannot think of a better location for our festival,” said festival co-chair Sanee Lombardi.
“Middle Waves is known for giving festival-goers an unforgettable experience. Now we will provide that experience in a completely new environment,” said Beth McAvoy, festival co-chair.
“Electric Works will be a place where diverse communities come together to generate energy, innovation, and a larger, more dynamic community. Middle Waves has been doing just that for the last three years in its own innovative way. The decision to host Middle Waves here was simple—‘absolutely!’ The organizers desire to have their next event at Electric Works is humbling and energizing,” added Crystal Vann Wallstrom of Electric Works.
Ticket presale is expected to begin in November. Lineup announcement and normal ticket sales are expected in early 2020.
Middle Waves, Inc. is a volunteer-run, non-profit corporation. The organization has filed for its own 5013 status and is operating in partnership with Arts United, who serves as its fiscal agent, until that status is approved by the IRS. The festival relies on the financial support of local businesses.
The 2020 festival is sponsored by Sweetwater Sound, Parkview Health, Lincoln Financial Group, NIPSCO and Steel Dynamics. Sponsorships are still available. More information is available by contacting
The festival’s Board of Directors includes:
• Beth McAvoy, festival co-chair, volunteer chair
• Sanee Lombardi, festival co-chair, finance chair
• Andy Dunn, booking chair
• Brad Hartman, sponsorship co-chair
• Jennifer Hale, vibe experiences chair
• Justin Jones, logistics co-chair
• Katy Silliman, sponsorship chair, operations co-chair
• Kourtney Teegardin, VVIP chair
• Mo Vergara, ticketing chair
• Nicholas Weaver, operations co-chair
• Melissa Twitchell, hospitality chair
• Ryan Holquist, logistics co-chair
• Sarah Aubrey, vibe installation chair
• Sean O’Leary, marketing chair
For more information on this year’s festival, contact or visit Be sure to follow Middle Waves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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