5707 Challenger Parkway
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Phone: (260) 489-8888
Fax: (260) 489-4354
Started in 1986, Snickerz Comedy Bar is one of the America's longest running comedy clubs. Snickerz brings the same acts that you will see in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The club has presented performances form Tommy Chong, Tim Allen, Steve Harvey, Drew Carey, Lisa Lampanelli, Lewis Black and many other big names in comedy. So come in for a great evening of entertainment.
This entertainment center is located in Fort Wayne, which is just a short drive from Chicago. It has five clubs under its roof and the main room hosts as many as 65 national concerts every year. The state-of-the-art technology distinguishes the place from others of its kind. Computerized lighting and a 3,000 watt sound system are some of the highlights. The establishment also features a large dance floor, where bands perform acts that are projected on a big TV screen. Past performers include Willie Nelson, Creed, Godsmack and REO Speedwagon. Refreshments are available on-site. An ATM machine near the entrance will help you load up your wallet, but don't worry if you can't access it—the place also accepts major credit cards.
A long history goes into the making of the 2,477 seater Embassy Theatre, formerly known as the Emboyd Theater. Built in 1928, running cinema shows were the theatre's only bread and butter then. But a couple of decades later, the dough was missing, and a temporary shut–down followed. In the nineties, the Embassy regained its lost glory, complete with shiny Spanish renaissance style interiors. Now movies are a no-no - instead traveling broadway acts and renowned plays have taken over. In short, it's showtime folks!
C2G Music Hall is an all ages music venue that promotes talented artists/bands. This music hall with a capacity of 400 seats is equipped with modern acoustics and lighting system. It features different genres of music and artists from all over the nation, past performers include Homeless J, Picture Me Broken The Violet Burning, Ambrosia and Over the Rhine. C2G can also be hired for private parties, corporate functions and similar events. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Built very close to Fort Wayne to house the Allen County Fair, the Allen County Fairgrounds are now able to host a wide variety of events. There is room for camping, banquets, receptions, conferences, equestrian shows and the old-fashioned county fair here.
Branning Park in Arcola, located along Reed Street, is not your usual green stretch. The park is a regular venue for the NTPA Championships organized by the National Tractor Pullers Association. For race schedule and other details, do call ahead.
Located amidst a park setting, the DeKalb Outdoor Theater is an outdoor performance space that is indeed a hub of all cultural activity. The venue is home to plays, dramas, comedies and other cultural events where local talent is promoted. The venue is equipped with a 60x40 feet stage, spectacular lights and phenomenal acoustics that ensure every bit of a performance reaches each and every art enthusiast who visits the place. If you are a avid theater buff, then you would surely appreciate the performances taking place at the venue.