Rock the Plaza!

Join 963XKE and the Allen County Public Library for what has become a true summer tradition in Ft Wayne – Rock the Plaza! Free, all ages and family friendly concerts every Saturday at the downtown Library plaza starting at 6pm. See below for the list of this year’s performers and FAQ’s


  • June 8
    Zen BBQ
    Gregg Bender
    El Camino Hot Tub
    Grateful Groove
  • June 15
    Dave Todoran & the Mobile Home Wreckers
  • June 22
    My Soul’s Revolution
    Todd Staszak
    the Kickbacks
    Unlikely Alibi
  • June 29
    Uncle Muscle
    Adam Strack
    Morning After


  • July 6
    Three Cities
    Exterminate All Rational Thought
  • July 13
    Big Jaw
    Chilly Addams
    Daily Driver
    Country Heart
  • July 20
    APQ Harmonic
    Phil’s Family Lizard
    Sunny Taylor Band
    Moser Woods
  • July 27
    Bending Mercury
    Craig Guy
    the Humanity
    Walkin Papers


  • August 3
    906 Band
    Susan Mae & the New Yesterday
    Jon Durnell Band
  • August 10
    Mojo Rising
    Insta Gators
    Joey O Band
  • August 17
    Bad Hombres
    Brian Lemert
    Damon Mitchell
  • August 24
    Paul Stephens
    Secret Mezzanine
    Pop N Fresh

Rock the Plaza FAQs:

  • Q) How much does it cost?
    A) It’s free.
  • Q) Do you have to be 21?
    A) No, this is a family friendly, all ages event
  • Q) Will alcohol be served?
    A) Yes, beer & hard cider to persons over 21 with a valid state ID, served by Pint n Slice.
  • Q) Will food and non-alcoholic drinks be served?
    A) Yes, the event is catered by Pint & Slice, who will be selling food and drinks. Dunkin Donuts in the Library will also be open for a portion of the event.
  • Q) Can I bring my own cooler and beer / drinks?
    A) That practice is frowned upon by the library and you will be asked to return your cooler to your car.
  • Q) Is there reserved seating?
    A) No, seating (via your own lawn chairs or blankets) is first come, first served. We recommend you arrive by 5:30 pm (earlier on nights with higher-profile bands, fireworks night, etc…) to claim      the best spots.
  • Q) Is there a smoking area?
    A) There will be a designated area for smoking.
  • Q) Vaping?
    A) Please follow the same guidelines as cigarette smokers.
  • Q) Where do I park?
    A) We recommend parking in on a nearby side street or in the garages at the Hilton or at the Courtyard. There is limited parking in the library lots as well, with the exception of the lot that is adjacent to the library plaza. That lot will be closed and used for additional seating. Do not park in the underground Library lot, that lot will close before the end of the show and your car will be locked up overnight. Plan on possibly walking a couple of blocks.