Downtown Live! Returns for Fourth Season, Brings Free, Family Fun to PNC Plaza in Downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Experience live music all summer with the return of the fourth annual summer concert series, Downtown Live!, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and PNC Bank. Downtown Live! will host free entertainment from local performers every Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at PNC Plaza, beginning Friday, May 31, and extending to Friday, Aug. 9, except Friday, July 5.

PNC Plaza, which spans a portion of the western edge of the PNC Bank building parking lot on Main Street next to Sweets on Main, is an outdoor public space designed to connect the community to attractions, businesses and entertainment. The public space features outdoor dining tables and chairs, a life-size chessboard, Twister, bike racks, umbrella shade sails and Lyndy Bazile’s mural installation, Pontiac, provided by Art This Way, a program of Downtown Fort Wayne.

During this family-friendly event, dine or shop at one of the many surrounding local businesses while enjoying the vibrant heart of the city. Activated throughout the spring and summer seasons, PNC Plaza connects the public to access points throughout the city – from The Landing and Promenade Park to the Embassy Theatre and TinCaps Stadium at Parkview Field.

“We are excited that the PNC Plaza will again welcome thousands of visitors into the heart of downtown Fort Wayne by bringing a fantastic lineup of artists to our community,” said Corinna Ladd, PNC regional president of northern Indiana. “This free event attracts families and music enthusiasts, both young and old, and provides an opportunity to experience the arts and culture, while enjoying all that our great city has to offer.”

Street parking will be free after 5:00 p.m. For additional parking information, check out the Downtown Public Parking map or text PARK to 45364. For more information and a complete list of scheduled performances, please go to DTFWLive.com.

Downtown Live!, hosted at PNC Plaza, falls within the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA). Event attendees and patrons 21 years and older may purchase alcoholic beverages from approved alcoholic beverage permittees within the DORA and carry them outside to be consumed within the DORA’s boundaries, including at Downtown Live! at PNC Plaza. Patrons may only purchase alcoholic beverages through establishments licensed through the Alcohol & Tobacco Commission, and the alcoholic beverage must be consumed from a designated DORA cup sold from the participating approved permittee within the DORA boundaries. For more information, a list of approved alcoholic beverage permittees, and the boundaries map, please go to DORAintheFort.com.

Downtown Live! is presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and PNC Bank, proudly sponsored by 97.3 WMEE, Fort Wayne Newspapers, OUTFRONT Media, and WANE 15.

PNC Plaza, opened in 2021, is presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and PNC Bank in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Knight Foundation, Kurt Henry, Light & Breuning Inc., and the City of Fort Wayne.

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Preston Wallace, Director of Marketing, 260-203-1291