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Friday, May 22, 2020 1:00 am


Lunch on the Square will be livestreamed

Journal Gazette

After this month's Lunch on Your Couch livestreams, the Downtown Improvement District will continue weekly virtual concerts as Lunch on the Square begins June 4.

The free virtual concerts, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, will run through July 2 with local musicians performing and digital tip jars available for the public to help support them, according to a news release. The livestreams can be accessed through DID's Facebook page.

The schedule is Jen Fisher on June 4, Alicia Pyle and Michael Patterson on June 11, Dusty Brown on June 18, Ross Kinsey on June 25, and McKenna Parks on July 2.

Each week, one viewer who comments on the livestream will be randomly selected to win a $25 restaurant gift card.

Lunch on the Square usually runs June through August with food trucks and live music at Freimann Square downtown, but social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic have caused changes to many events. The state's reopening plan would allow all events to resume July 4. Plans for Lunch on the Square have not been announced for after that date.

Fort Wayne Newspapers is among sponsors of Lunch on the Square.

Virtual kickoff for Summer Nights

The first two shows of Embassy Theatre's Summer Nights series will be livestreamed for free with no on-site audience.

The first show of the season will feature Overlook from 8 to 9 p.m. June 3.

Ty Causey will perform from 8 to 9 p.m. June 10.

Links will be provided via the Embassy's website and social media accounts.

The series runs Wednesday nights through the summer. Performers were previously announced and tickets are on sale.

Health and safety protocols will be announced soon for on-site audiences for the remainder of the season.

Community Band adjusts schedule

The Fort Wayne Area Community Band's concerts will not be taking place as scheduled in June and July at Foellinger Theatre amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A concert is scheduled for Aug. 11 with downbeat at 7:30 p.m.

The July concert Strike Up the Band has been rescheduled to Sept. 8. It will feature assistant conductor David Blackwell in the role of Philip Sousa as he leads a program performed in the style of an early-1900s concert with many of Sousa's famous marches, the band says. 

King & Country concert delayed

The For King & Country concert at Memorial Coliseum has been postponed for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It had been slated for June 14 after being pushed back from April 17.

The Christian-music brother duo is working to reschedule its “Burn the Ships” tour dates for the fall and a new date will be announced when it is available, according to a spokesperson for the tour.

Crime Junkies tour canceled

The “Crime Junkies Podcast Live” tour, which included a stop Aug. 14 at Embassy Theatre, has been canceled due to public health concerns. The Embassy hopes to rebook the event next year, according to a news release.

Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

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