Forthcoming TV Series

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TheFutonCritic.com is a great source for tv info.

 

 

April 10th

AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead season premiere.

 

MTV Movie Awards.

 

Showtime debuts the docuseries called Dice starring Andrew Dice Clay.

 

April 13th

NBC debuts Strong with Sly Stallone.

April 14th

FOX debuts American Grit Hosted by John Cena.

 

April 15th

Netflix debuts Kong. Animated tv series about King Kong.

 

April 17th

HBO’s season finale of Vinyl.

 

TV Land ICON Awards.

 

Comedy Central airs a Daniel Tosh tv special.

 

April 19th

The CW debuts Containment starring David Gyasi.

 

April 22nd

Netflix Patton Oswalt comedy special.

 

April 23rd

FOX airs Electronic Music Awards.

 

April 24th

HBO’s Game Of Thrones returns.

 

April 30th

HBO airs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

 

 

May 2nd

FOX debuts Houdini & Doyle starring Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as his best friend, Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

May 3rd

The CW is set to launch a couple of series.

 

May 11th

Netflix debuts Chelsea Handler’s talk show.

 

May 22nd

ABC airs Billboard Music Awards.

 

AMC debuts Preacher starring Dominic Cooper.

 

June 13th

CBS debuts Braindead starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

 

August 28th

MTV Video Music Awards.

 

SUMMER

A lot more Presidential Debates, leading up to the election in the fall.

 

Olympic Games in Rio!

 

HBO’s Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

FX’s Taboo starring Tom Hardy.

 

Showtime’s Purity starring Daniel Craig.

 

E! debuts Mariah Carey’s docuseries called Mariah’s World.

 

Showtime’s Twin Peaks starring Kyle MacLachlan. (Moved to 2017)

 

Music and Movie Release Dates

Music NotesMovie Reel

(Note: Everything is tentative. Sometimes music and movie release dates move.)

Great sources for all of the details:

Music…PauseandPlay.com

 Movies…JoBlo.com

Billboard.com

EW.com

HitFix.com

 

 

 

APRIL
April 8th

Ben Harper’s Call It What It Is.

 

Daniel Ash’s Stripped.

 

The Dandy Warhols Distortland.

 

The Lumineers Cleopatra.

 

Ronnie Spector’s English Heart.

 

Mayer Hawthorne’s Man About Town.

 

Peter Wolf’s A Cure For Loneliness.

 

Filter’s Crazy Eyes.

 

Lights Midnight Machines.

 

Parquet Courts Human Performance.

 

Frightened Rabbit’s Painting Of A Panic Attack.

 

The Ready Set’s I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love.

 

Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

 

Everybody Wants Some starring Zoey Deutch.

 

The Boss starring Melissa McCarthy.

 

April 15th

Phil Collins with more re-issues, including No Jacket Required.

 

Santana’s IV.

 

Wild Belle’s Dreamland.

 

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros PersonA.

 

PJ Harvey’s The Hope Six Demolition Project.

 

Paul Young’s Good Thing.

 

Graham Nash’s The Path Tonight.

 

Lush’s Blind Spot.

 

Bear Hands You’ll Pay For This.

 

Lita Ford’s Time Capsule.

 

Metallica box set collection.

 

Criminal starring Kevin Costner.

 

The Jungle Book starring Emjay Anthony.

 

   

April 22nd

Wire’s Nocturnal Koreans.

 

Steven Tyler.

(Country album).

 

Faith Hill’s Illusion.

 

Candlebox’s Disappearing In Airports.

 

Beyonce.

 

MGMT.

 

The Huntsman: Winter’s War starring Chris Hemsworth & Charlize Theron.

 

A Hologram For The King starring Tom Hanks. (Limited Release)

 

 

April 29th

Kyle Craft’s Dolls of Highland.

 

Rob Zombie’s The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.

 

The Posies Solid States.

 

Lonestar’s Never Enders.

 

The Boxer Rebellion’s Ocean By Ocean.

 

Brian Eno’s The Ship.

 

Travis Everything At Once.

 

Mother’s Day starring Julia Roberts.

 

Nine Lives starring Kevin Spacey.

 

Same Kind Of Different As Me starring Renee Zellweger.


MAY
May 6th

James McCartney’s The Blackberry Train.

(Paul’s son)

 

Miley Cyrus.

 

Cyndi Lauper’s Detour.

(Country album)

 

Goo Goo Dolls Boxes.

 

The Cars Best of.

 

Captain America: Civil War starring Chris Evans.

 

May 13th

Oscar’s Cut & Paste.

 

Meghan Trainor’s Thank You.

 

Corrine Bailey Rae’s The Heart Speaks In Whispers.

 

Band of Horses.

 

Money Monster starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts.

 

Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Free State Of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey.

 

 

May 20th

Arthur Beatrice’s Keeping The Peace.

 

Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman.

 

U2’s Songs of Experience.

(Followup to Songs of Innocence)

 

Eric Clapton’s I Still Do.

 

Richard Ashcroft’s These People.

Mudcrutch’s 2.

(This is Tom Petty. FYI: This is a new album from Tom

Petty and his original band, Mudcrutch, before fame with the Heartbreakers)

 

Nine Inch Nails.

 

Fifth Harmony’s 7/27.

 

Angry Birds starring Jason Sudeikis.

 

The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling.

 

May 27th

Band of Skulls By Default.

 

Beth Orton’s Kidsticks.

 

D.A.R.K. (Delores from the Cranberries and members of the Smiths) Science Agrees.

 

Soundgarden.

 

Cathfish & The Bottlemen’s The Ride.

 

Alice Through The Looking Glass starring Johnny Depp.
X-Men: Apocalypse starring James McAvoy.

 

 

May 30th

Kings Of Leon.

 

M.I.A.

 

U.S.S. Indianapolis starring Nicolas Cage.


JUNE
June 3rd

John Mayer.

 

Jellyfish.

 

Phoenix.

 

The Kills Ash & Ice.

 

David Bowie’s A Reality Tour. (Vinyl)

 

 

June 8th

The Cars box set collection.

Secret Life of Pets starring Louis CK.

 

 

June 10th

The Shelters Rebel Heart.

 

Garbage’s Strange Little Birds.

 

Rival Sons Hollow Bones.

 

Paul McCartney’s retrospective, Pure McCartney.

 

Sheryl Crow.

 

Survivor.

 

Meatloaf’s Braver Than We Are.

 

Kongos Egomaniac.

 

My Morning Jacket.

 

The Monkees Good Times.
Warcraft starring Ben Foster.

 

 

June 17th

Jake Bugg’s On My One.

 

Band of Horses Why Are You Okay.

 

Tool.

 

Heart.

 

Central Intelligence starring Dwayne Johnson.

 

 

Pixar’s Finding Dory starring Ellen DeGeneres.

 

 

June 24th

The Offspring.

 

Metric.

 

Independence Day: Resurgence starring Jeff Goldblum.


JULY
July 1st

John Waite.

 

The Shins.

 

 

Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie.

 

 

July 8th

TV On The Radio.

 

Alice In Chains.

 

 

July 15th

Samantha Fox.

 

Modest Mouse.

 

Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy.

 

The Bourne Betrayal starring Matt Damon.

 

 

July 22nd

Human League.

 

Pearl Jam.

 

Star Trek Beyond starring Chris Pine.

 

Ice Age: Collision Course starring Ray Romano.

 

 

 

July 29th

Franz Ferdinand.

 

The Strokes.
Bourne starring Matt Damon.

 

 

AUGUST
August 5th

Katy Perry.

 

Suicide Squad starring Will Smith, Jared Leto & Margot Robbie.

 

 

 

August 12th

INXS.

London Fields starring Johnny Depp.

 

 

August 19th

Hootie & The Blowfish.
Roger Waters.

 

 

August 26th

The XX.

The Circle starring Tom Hanks.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

September 2nd

Guns N’ Roses.

Goo Goo Dolls.

 

 

September 9th

Lady Gaga.

 

Sully starring Tom Hanks.

 

478 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

 

September 16th

Madonna.

 

Mariah Carey.

 

Sam Smith.

 

Robert Palmer.
(Box Set Collection)

 

Arctic Monkeys.

 

Zella Day.

 

Prince.

 

Huey Lewis & The News.

 

Metallica.

 

Tove Lo.

 

Linkin Park.

 

Conan The Barbarian starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Scarpa starring Sly Stallone.

 

 

September 23rd

 

Bruce Springsteen.

 

Van Halen.

 

Billy Joel.

 

George Michael.

 

Bruce Hornsby & The Range.

 

Christina Aguilera.

 

Sting & The Police.

 

The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington.

 

The Bombing starring Bruce Willis.

 

Storks starring Andy Samberg.

 

 

September 30th

Royal Blood.

 

Mini Mansions.

 

Billy Idol.

 

John Parr.

 

David Bowie box set collection.

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 

Deepwater Horizon starring Kurt Russell.

 

OCTOBER

October 7th

Gambit starring Channing Tatum.

 

 

October 14th

 

Hall & Oates.

 

Paramore.

 

 

Inferno starring Tom Hanks.

 

A Monster Calls starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver.

 

 

October 21st

Eddie Money.

 

Marauders starring Bruce Willis.

 

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise.

 

 

October 28th

Pat Benatar.

 

Bryan Adams.

 

NOVEMBER
November 4th

Rod Stewart.

 

Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Trolls starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake.

 

Birth Of A Nation starring Armie Hammer.

 

 

November 11th

Robert Plant.

 

Journey.

 

November 18th

Beyonce.

 

REO Speedwagon.

 

 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne.

 

 

November 23rd

Billy Joel.

 

Styx.

 

The Great Wall starring Matt Damon.

 

 

 

November 25th

Dire Straits.

 

Maroon 5.

 

The Founder starring Michael Keaton.

 

 

DECEMBER

December 2nd

Blondie.

 

The Cars.

 

 

December 9th

Supertramp.

 

 

December 16th

Celine Dion.

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starring Ben Mendelsohn.

 

 

December 21st

Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender.

 

Greatest Showman On Earth starring Hugh Jackman.

 

Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

 

Sing starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.

 

 

December 23rd

AC/DC.

 

 

December 30th

ZZ Top.

Entertainment & Pop Culture Calendar

 

April 8th

Music:

Ben Harper’s Call It What It Is.

 

Daniel Ash’s Stripped.

 

The Dandy Warhols Distortland.

 

The Lumineers Cleopatra.

 

Ronnie Spector’s English Heart.

 

Mayer Hawthorne’s Man About Town.

 

Peter Wolf’s A Cure For Loneliness.

 

Filter’s Crazy Eyes.

 

Lights Midnight Machines.

 

Parquet Courts Human Performance.

 

Frightened Rabbit’s Painting Of A Panic Attack.

 

The Ready Set’s I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love.

 

 

Movies:

Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

The Boss starring Melissa McCarthy.

Everybody Wants Some starring Zoey Deutch.

 

April 9th

Angry Beavers tv anniversary.

 

April 10th

AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead season premiere.

Showtime debuts the docuseries called Dice starring Andrew Dice Clay.


MTV’s Movie Awards Hosted by The Rock.

 

April 11th

Cyndi Lauper gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

April 13th

NBC debuts Strong with Sly Stallone.

 

April 15th

Netflix debuts the animated Kong.

Music:

Phil Collins with more re-issues, including No Jacket Required.

 

Santana’s IV.

 

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros PersonA.

 

Wild Belle’s Dreamland.

 

PJ Harvey’s The Hope Six Demolition Project.

 

Bear Hands You’ll Pay For This.

 

Paul Young’s Good Thing.

 

Graham Nash’s The Path Tonight.

 

Lush’s Blind Spot.

 

Lita Ford’s Time Capsule.

 

Metallica box set collection.

 

Movies:

Criminal starring Kevin Costner.

 

The Jungle Book starring Emjay Anthony.

 

April 16th

Record Store Day. (FYI: Several local stores participate…Wooden Nickel, Neat Neat Neat and Entourage).

 

Movies: Criminal starring Kevin Costner and The Jungle Book starring Emjay Anthony.

 

April 17th

HBO airs Vinyl’s season finale.

TV Land’s ICON Awards.

Comedy Central airs a Daniel Tosh tv special.

 

April 18th

Music:
Hall & Oates.

 

Movies:

Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

 

The Boss starring Melissa McCarthy.

April 22nd

Music:

Wire’s Nocturnal Koreans.

 

Steven Tyler.

(Country album).

 

Faith Hill’s Illusion.

 

Candlebox’s Disappearing In Airports.

 

Movies:

The Huntsman: Winter’s War starring Chris Hemsworth & Charlize Theron.

 

A Hologram For The King starring Tom Hanks. (Limited Release)

 

April 24th

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns.


April 25th

Al Pacino’s BDay!

 

April 29th

TV Land’s Anniversary.

 

Jerry Seinfeld’s BDay.

 

Music:

Kyle Craft’s Dolls of Highland.

 

Rob Zombie’s The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.

 

The Posies Solid States.

 

The Boxer Rebellion’s Ocean By Ocean.

 

Brian Eno’s The Ship.

 

Travis Everything At Once.

 

Movies:

Nine Lives starring Kevin Spacey.

 

Same Kind of Different As Me starring Renee Zellweger.

 

April 30th

HBO airs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

 

MAY

May 6th

Bob Seger’s BDay!

 

Music:

James McCartney’s The Blackberry Train.

(Paul’s son)

 

Miley Cyrus.

 

Cyndi Lauper’s Detour.

(Country album)

The Cars Best of.

 

Movies:

Captain America: Civil War starring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.

 

May 7th

Free Comic Book Day. (FYI: A few area stores participate, including Books, Comics & Things).

 

May 9th

Billy Joel’s BDay!

May 10th

Bono’s BDay!


May 13th

 

Music:

Oscar’s Cut & Paste.

 

Meghan Trainor’s Thank You.

 

Corrine Bailey Rae’s The Heart Speaks In Whispers.

 

Band of Horses.

 

Movies:

Money Monster starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts.

 

Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

 

Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey.

 

May 15th

The Simpsons LIVE…Homer will answer questions.

 

May 16th

Janet Jackson’s BDay!

 

May 20th

Music:

Arthur Beatrice’s Keeping The Peace.

 

Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman.

 

U2’s Songs of Experience.

(Followup to Songs of Innocence)

 

Eric Clapton’s I Still Do.

 

Richard Ashcroft’s These People.

 

Nine Inch Nails.

 

Fifth Harmony’s 7/27.

 

Movies:

Angry Birds starring Jason Sudeikis.

 

The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

 

May 23rd

Drew Carey’s BDay!

 

May 27th

Music

Band of Skulls By Default.

 

Beth Orton’s Kidsticks.

 

Soundgarden.

 

Movies:

Alice Through The Looking Glass starring Johnny Depp.

 

X-Men: Apocalypse starring James McAvoy.

 

May 30th

Music:

Kings Of Leon.

 

M.I.A.

 

Movies:

U.S.S. Indianapolis starring Nicolas Cage.

JUNE

June 1st

FX tv anniversary.

 

June 3rd

Music:

John Mayer.

 

Jellyfish.

 

Phoenix.

 

The Kills Ash & Ice.

 

David Bowie’s A Reality Tour. (Vinyl)

 

Movies:
Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke & Sam Claflin.

 

Popstar starring Andy Samberg.

 

June 7th

Books: Stephen King’s End Of Watch.

 

June 8th

Music:

The Cars box set collection.

 

Movies: The Secret Life of Pets starring Louis CK.

 

June 9th

Johnny Depp’s BDay!

 

Michael J. Fox’s BDay!

 

June 10th

Music:

Garbage’s Strange Little Birds.

 

Rival Sons Hollow Bones.

 

Sheryl Crow.

 

Survivor.

 

Meatloaf’s Braver Than We Are.

 

My Morning Jacket.

 

The Monkees Good Times.


Movies:

Warcraft starring Ben Foster.

 

June 17th

Music:

Jake Bugg’s On My One.

 

Tool.

 

Heart.

 

Movies:

Pixar’s Finding Dory starring Ellen DeGeneres.

 

Central Intelligence starring The Rock.

 

June 24th

Music:

Metric.

 

The Offspring.

 

Movies:

Independence Day: Resurgence starring Bill Pullman.

 

JULY

July 1st

Music:

John Waite.

 

The Shins.

 

Movies:

Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie.

 

July 3rd

Tom Cruise’s BDay!

 

July 8th

Music:

TV On The Radio.

 

Alice In Chains.

 

July 13th

Harrison Ford’s BDay!

 

July 15th

Music:

Samantha Fox.

 

Modest Mouse.

 

Movies:

Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy.

 

The Bourne Betrayal starring Matt Damon.

 

July 22nd

Music:

Human League.

 

Pearl Jam.

 

Movies:

Star Trek: Beyond starring Chris Pine.

 

Ice Age: Collision Course starring Ray Romano.

 

July 26th

Mick Jagger’s BDay!

 

July 29th

Music:

Franz Ferdinand.

 

The Strokes.

 

July 31st

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s BDay!

 

E! Entertainment Television’s Anniversary.


Books: JK Rowling’s Harry Potter & The Cursed Child.

AUGUST
August 5th-21st

Summer Olympics in Rio.

 

August 5th

Music:

Katy Perry.

Movies:

Suicide Squad starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith.

 

August 11th

It’s Ren & Stimpy’s Anniversary.

 

Books: (Tentative) Anne Rice.

 

August 12th

Music:

INXS.

 

Movies:

London Fields starring Johnny Depp.

 

 

August 19th

Music:

Hootie & The Blowfish.

 

Roger Waters.

 

August 26th

Music:

The XX.

 

August 31st

Van Morrison’s BDay!

 

SEPTEMBER

 

SEPTEMBER is the beginning of bringing all of the Fall TV, Music and Movies!

 

September 2nd

Music:

Guns N’ Roses.

 

September 9th

Music:

Lady Gaga.

 

Stone Roses.

 

September 10th

Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring Will Smith tv anniversary.

 

September 13th

Everybody Loves Raymond starring Ray Romano tv anniversary.

 

September 16th

Music:

Madonna.

 

Mariah Carey.

 

Sam Smith.

Robert Palmer (box set collection).

 

Arctic Monkeys.

 

Prince.

 

Tove Lo.

 

Movies:

Conan The Barbarian starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Scarpa starring Sly Stallone.

 

September 21st

Bill Murray’s BDay!

 

September 22nd

Friends tv anniversary. (It began in 1994)

Full House tv anniversary. (It began in 1987)

 

September 23rd

Music:

Bruce Springsteen.

 

Van Halen.

 

Aerosmith.

 

Bruce Hornsby & The Range.

 

Sting and/or The Police.

 

Movies:

 

The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington.

 

September 25th

Will Smith’s BDay!

 

September 27th

Books: Bruce Springsteen releases his autobiography.

 

September 30th

Music:

Royal Blood.

 

Billy Idol.

 

Mini Mansions.

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 

Movies:

Deepwater Horizon starring Kurt Russell.

OCTOBER

October 1st

Cartoon Network tv anniversary.

 

October 2nd

Happy Birthday Sting.

 

October 3rd

Dark Angel starring Jessica Alba tv anniversary.

 

October 6th

CSI tv anniversary.

 

October 7th

Movies:

Gambit starring Channing Tatum.

 

October 14th

Music:

Paul Simon.


Movies:

Inferno starring Tom Hanks.

 

October 20th

Tom Petty’s BDay!

 

October 21st

Music:

Eddie Money.


Movies:

Marauders starring Bruce Willis.

 

October 28th

Julia Robert’s BDay!

 

Music:

Pat Benatar.

NOVEMBER

November 4th

Music:

Rod Stewart.

 

Movies:

Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

November 8th

Election Day! It’s Presidential Election time!

 

November 11th

Music:

Robert Plant.

 

Journey.

 

November 18th

Music:

Beyonce.

 

REO Speedwagon.

 

Movies:

A Star Is Born starring Beyonce.

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne.

 

November 23rd

Food Network tv anniversary.

 

Music:

Billy Joel.

 

Styx.

 

Movies:

The Great Wall starring Matt Damon.

 

November 25th

Music:

Dire Straits.

 

Maroon 5.

 

Movies:

The Founder starring Michael Keaton.

 

November 26th

Tina Turner’s BDay!

DECEMBER

December 1st

Game Show Network tv anniversary.

 

December 2nd

Music:

Blondie.

 

The Cars.

 

December 9th
Music:

Supertramp.

 

December 16th

Music:

Celine Dion.


December 21st

Movies:

Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender.

 

The Greatest Show on Earth starring Hugh Jackman.

 

Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt.

 

Sing starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.


December 23rd

Music:

AC/DC.

 

December 25th

Jimmy Buffett’s BDay!

 

December 28th

Denzel Washington’s BDay!


December 30th

Music:

ZZ Top.


December 31st

Paul Westerberg’s BDay (of the legendary Replacemen

Fort Wayne Happenings

April 13th-17th-Vera Bradley Outlet Sale at Memorial Coliseum.

 

April 23rd-Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the season.

 

April 23rd-The Great Park Pick-Up…trash pick-up, mulch spreading, painting etc.

 

April 29th-Tapestry: A Day For You…with Vicki Lawrence at Memorial Coliseum.

 

April 30th-Parkview’s Cookin’ Men event at Grand Wayne Center.

 

May 6th & 7th-LaChic Vintage Market at Memorial Coliseum.

 

May 12th-14th-Fort Wayne Music Fest at Headwaters Park.

 

June 2nd-The first Lunch On The Square of the season.

 

June 16th-19th-Hobnobben Film Festival in Downtown Fort Wayne. The Summit City’s First Film Festival, presented by the Cinema Center. http://www.hobnobben.org/

 

June 17th & 18th-Sweetwater’s Gear Fest.

 

June 18th & 19th-Northern Indiana Pet Expo at Memorial Coliseum.

 

June 25th-Buskerfest in Downtown Fort Wayne, 4-11pm…Free.

 

July 8th-16th-Three Rivers Festival!

 

August sometime (Tentative) Middlewaves Music Festival.

 

August 9th-Jim Gaffigan at the Memorial Coliseum.

 

August 27th-Taste of the Arts. BuskerSquare at Taste of the Arts, Freimann Square…11am-7pm…Free.

 

September 10th & 11th-Fort Wayne Air Show with the Thunderbirds. FWairshow.com

September 17th & 18th-Johnny Appleseed Festival at Johnny Appleseed Park by the Memorial Coliseum.

 

October 15th-Fright Night in Downtown Fort Wayne.

 

October 22nd-Fort Wayne’s Birthday!

 

November 23rd: HolidayFest…Night of Lights, Downtown Fort Wayne.

 

November 26th: Holly Trolley in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Concert Calendar

Mainly for Indiana, with a few Chicago and Detroit dates too.

April 8th: 38 Special/Trine University/Angola

 

April 9th: The Mountain Goats/The Vogue/Indy

 

April 10th: X-Ambassadors/Egyptian Room at Murat/Indy
April 12th: John Mellencamp/Emens Auditorium/Muncie

 

April 14th: Smashing Pumpkins & Liz Phair/Civic Opera House/Chicago

 

April 15th: Rihanna/United Center/Chicago

 

April 17th: The Shelters and The Wild Feathers/The Hi-Fi/Indy

 

April 19th: Avett Brothers/Embassy Theatre/Fort Wayne
April 21st: Kansas/Honeywell Center/Wabash

 

April 22nd: Barry Manilow/Memorial Coliseum/FW

 

April 22nd: Lukas Graham/The Shelter/Detroit (and possible the 23rd in Chicago)

 

April 23rd: Mumford & Sons/Bankers Life Fieldhouse/Indy

 

April 24th: Kiefer Sutherland/The Vogue/Indy
April 27th: The Struts/The Vogue/Indy

 

April 28th: Courtney Barnett/Riviera Theatre/Chicago

 

April 29th: White Denim/Hi-Fi/Indianapolis

 

April 29th: Frightened Rabbit/The Vogue/Indy

 

April 29th: Melissa Etheridge/Firekeepers Casino

 

April 30th: Eleanor Friedberger/Hi-Fi/Indianapolis

 

May 1st: Helio Sequence/The Hi-Fi/Indy

 

May 7th: Cage The Elephant/Temple Theatre/Detroit

 

May 13th: Heart/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

May 14th: Ellie Goulding/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

May 14th: Cyndi Lauper/Michigan Theatre/Ann Arbor

 

May 16th: Cyndi Lauper/Chicago Theatre/Chicago

 

May 17th: Boston/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

May 19th: Alice Cooper/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

May 21st: The 1975/Meadow Brook Amphitheatre/Rochester Hills, MI

 

May 22nd: Bloc Party/The Vogue/Indy

 

May 25th: Disturbed and Rob Zombie/Memorial Coliseum/FW

 

May 25th: Sebastian Bach/The Vogue/Indy

 

May 26th: My Morning Jacket/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

May 27th: REO Speedwagon/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

May 27th: Beyonce/Soldier Field/Chicago

 

May 27th: Journey/Indy Motor Speedway…Carb Day Concert

 

May 29th: Beyonce/Ford Field/Detroit

 

May 31st: Jason Isbell/Embassy Theatre/FW

 

May 31st: Courtney Barnett/Majestic Theatre/Detroit

 

June 1st: Fruit Bats/The Hi-Fi/Indy

 

June 2nd: Leon Bridges/Murat Theatre/Indy

 

June 7th: The Monkees/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

June 7th: Cage The Elephant/UIC Pavilion/Chicago

 

June 8th: Whitesnake/Old National Centre/Indy

 

June 8th: Steely Dan and Steve Winwood/DTE Energy Theatre/Detroit

 

June 9th: Tame Impala/UIC Pavilion/Chicago

 

June 10th: The Cure/UIC Pavilion/Chicago

 

June 11th: The Lumineers/Murat Theatre/Indy

 

June 11th: Steely Dan and Steve Winwood/First Merit Bank Pavilion/Chicago

 

June 12th: The Monkees/Murat Theatre/Indy

 

June 18th: Styx/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

June 21st: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band/Foellinger Theatre

 

June 23rd: Jimmy Buffett and Huey Lewis and The News/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

June 23rd: Blitzen Trapper/Hi-Fi/Indianapolis

 

June 23rd: Guns N’ Roses/Ford Field/Detroit

 

June 25th: Bob Dylan/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

June 25th: Justin Bieber/Bankers Life Fieldhouse/Indy

 

June 25th: Darius Rucker/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

June 26th: Weird Al/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

June 30th: Sting and Peter Gabriel/Palace of Auburn Hills/near Detroit

 

July 1st: Def Leppard/REO/Tesla/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

July 1st: Guns N’ Roses/Soldier Field/Chicago

 

July 8 and 9thth: Duran Duran/TBD/Chicago

 

July 9th: Chris Cornell/Murat Theatre/Indy

 

July 8th: Barenaked Ladies and Howard Jones/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

July 9th: Sting and Peter Gabriel/United Center/Chicago

 

July 10th: Adele/United Center/Chicago

 

July 11th: Duran Duran/DTE Energy Center/Detroit

 

July 10th, 11th and 13th: Adele/United Center/Chicago

 

July 12th: Weezer/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

July 16th-Sublime and Dirty Heads/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

July 17th: Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

July 17th: Walk The Moon/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

July 19th: Alabama Shakes/Civic Opera House/Chicago

 

July 20th: Alabama Shakes/Aragon Ballroom/Chicago

 

July 22nd: Janet Jackson/Bankers Life Fieldhouse/Indy

 

July 22nd & 23rd: Dave Matthews Band/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

July 24th: Hall & Oates/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

July 25th: The Head & The Heart/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

July 26th: James Taylor/Memorial Coliseum/Fort Wayne

 

July 29th: Halsey/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

July 30th: Little River Band/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

July 31st: Peter Frampton/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

July 31st: Twenty One Pilots/Bankers Life Fieldhouse/Indy

 

August 3rd: Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato/Bankers Life Fieldhouse/Indy

 

August 4th: Kool & The Gang/Honeywell Center/Wabash

 

August 6th: Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

August 7th: Ray LaMontagne/The Lawn at White River State Park/Indy

 

August 9th: Jim Gaffigan/Memorial Coliseum/FW

 

August 20th and 22nd: Pearl Jam/Wrigley Field/Chicago

 

August 23rd: Chicago/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

August 26th: Billy Joel/Wrigley Field/Chicago

 

September 2nd: Ozzy and Black Sabbath/Klipsch Music Center/Noblesville

 

September 6th & 7th: Adele/Palace of Auburn Hills/Detroit

 

September 18th: George Thorogood/Foellinger Theatre/Fort Wayne

 

September 30th: Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds)/Fox Theatre/Detroit

News, Sports & Showbiz Stuff

April 15th-Jim & Carrie’s 20th Anniversary! Tax Day.

April 23rd-Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the season.

April 27th-Administrative Professionals Day.

April 28th-Take Our Sons & Daughters To Work Day.

April 29th-TV Land’s Anniversary. Jerry Seinfeld’s BDay.

May…Rumored Indiana Governor’s Debate between Mike Pence and John Gregg.

May 5th-Cinco de Mayo.

May 7th-Kentucky Derby.

May 8th-Mother’s Day.

May 22nd-Armed Forces Day.

May 23rd-Drew Carey’s BDay.

May 29th-Indy 500.

May 30th-Memorial Day.

June is when the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals will take place.

June 7th-Prince’s BDay.

June 13th-Tim Allen’s BDay.

June 16th-19th-U.S. Open. (Golf)

June 19th-Father’s Day.

June 27th-July 10th-Wimbledon.

July 4th-Independence Day.

July 6th-Sly Stallone’s BDay.

July 12th-MLB All-Star Game.

July 18th-21st-Republican National Convention.

July 24th-Parents Day.

July 25th-28th-Democratic National Convention.

July 31st-Arnold Schwarzenegger’s BDay! E! Entertainment Television’s Anniversary!

August 5th-21st-Olympics. (RIO)

August 7th-NFL Hall of Fame game-Colts vs. Packers.

August 16th-Madonna’s BDay.

September means Fall TV! Plus several major music and movie releases usually drop around this time and for a couple of months.

September 5th-The late Mother Teresa receives Sainthood.

September 23rd-Bruce Springsteen’s BDay.

October is when MLB’s World Series will take place.

PlayStation VR, a virtual reality system, will debut in October.

October 17th-Boss Day.

October 22nd-Fort Wayne’s Birthday!

October 31stHalloween.

November 8th-Election Day. We’ll find out who the President will be.

Fort Wayne HolidayFest happens during November!

November 24thThanksgiving.

November 25th-Black $$$ Friday.

November 26th-Small Business Saturday.

November 28th-Cyber Monday.

December 25thChristmas.

My Love of Radio

Radio

It first began probably around 1975 or so, when I was four years old. My earliest recollections are hearing Wings being played quite a bit. I still dig Wings to this day and as a kid, went back and discovered all of the Beatles catalog. Radio for me at the time was usually WOWO because my parents listened to that and I grew to respect those guys & gals…legends in our community. As time went on it was several stations…WMEE, WQHK, WPTH, which became WFWQ, which became WAJI. Also, most of the Indy stations I listened to when I could as well…WFBQ, WIBC, WIFE, WNAP etc. It all made an impact on me. As a very young kid, the things that moved me were radio, music, hockey, movies and playing the drums.

Personality radio was always the special ingredient for me, regardless of the format. Whether you do news, sports, talk, music, whatever… make it entertaining. It’s probably why from the beginning, I always liked Howard Stern, Bob & Tom, Steve & Garry back in the day, Kevin Matthews, our very own Jim & Carrie etc.

Pre-internet, I used to get aircheck tapes all the time with various personalities, stations and markets. Everything from the glory Top 40 days of Z-100, KIIS to Eagle 106 in Philly to WAVA in DC. I listened to a lot of Chicago and Detroit stations. I’ve always liked and still like WXRT…true music people.

I’ve always loved KROQ from the beginning to now. Although it’s not quite what it was, it’s still a great radio station with talented people.

Radio has been though A LOT…both good and bad. Many up’s & down’s. I try to never forget what made me fall in love with radio and always want to give people something special. If you’re a Chef, you’re not gonna (or shouldn’t) give a mediocre plate of food.