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Posted on Thu. Jun. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

Going out guide: The best things to do in the coming week

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POPULAR SHOW: Country group Florida Georgia Line and guest artists Nelly and Chris Lane perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. General admission seats are sold out. But you can listen in by picking out a nearby spot outside the stadium walls.


FUN MUSIC: Popular area band Sugar Shot performs 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the Friday Nites Live concert by the Jefferson Pointe fountain. Admission is free.

MUSICAL FUN: A confirmed bachelor reconsiders his relationship status in the musical comedy “Company” at 8 p.m. at Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.

The plot follows bachelor Robert through visits with his married friends and his encounters with a stewardess, a woman who plans on marrying someone else and a woman described as “peculiar.” The play has a score by Stephen Sondheim.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Additional performances will be presented Saturday and June 27-28.

Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner. To buy in advance, call 424-5622 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, on show dates and on evenings before shows, or go to


SHOP FOR ART: Admire interesting art that's also for sale during the Covington Art Fair 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Covington Plaza on West Jefferson Boulevard west of Getz Road. The art fair continues 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

While you look at the art, you also can enjoy live music. The lineup Saturday includes the Kevin Piekarski Jazz Quintet with Scott Allen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Eric Clancy Jazz Trio, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; and Jim Steele Jazz Trio, 4-6 p.m. The Jerry Farrington Jazz Trio will play 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday.

BACK IN TIME: You'll relive the hit music of the '60s, '70s and '80s by the men who originally played it when The Hit Men perform in concert at 8 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. in Franke Park.

Members of The Hit Men have played with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John and Kiki Dee.

Tickets are $15, $20, $25 and $30. They are available at 427-6000 or 427-6715 (day of show), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd., and 6-10 p.m. on concert days at the Foellinger Theatre box office.

CHRISTIAN ROCK: The hit band Jars of Clay will perform at 8 p.m. at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The band celebrated its 20th anniversary in March. As part of that achievement, the band is inviting fans to make pledges at the band website,, to vote for their favorite songs on each of the band's 10 studio albums. The top 20 songs then will be released as a special acoustic album.

Tickets for Saturday's concert are $20, general admission, and $40, Gold Circle. They are available in advance at; Wooden Nickel Music locations at 3627 N. Clinton St., 3422 N. Anthony Blvd. and 6427 W. Jefferson Blvd.; and at Neat Neat Neat Records and Music, 1836 S. Calhoun St..


CIVIL WAR SALUTE: Gen. Robert E. Lee will be present and members of the 7th Indiana Calvary will demonstrate horseback fighting strategy during the Camp Allen Muster 1861-1865 event 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.

Visitors also can see demonstrations of period cooking, military procedures, games and more. Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton parks. Admission is a freewill donation.

For information, call 437-2836 or go to


REAL ROCK: Legendary arena rock band REO Speedwagon will perform its hits and more at 8 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. in Franke Park. REO's hits include “Keep on Loving You,” “Take It On the Run,” “Don't Let Him Go,” “Ridin' the Storm Out” and “In Your Letter.”

Tickets are $39, $49, $59, $69 and $99. To buy them, call 427-6000 or 427-6715 (day of show), visit, go to the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, or buy 6-10 p.m. on concert days at the Foellinger Theatre box office.

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