Embassy Theatre Presents Second Annual Spring Forward Fest


Fort Wayne, Ind. (Feb. 18, 2020) – The Embassy Theatre announced the second annual Spring
Forward Fest, a multi-venue music and arts event in downtown Fort Wayne.

The free celebration is Saturday, March 7, from 6-10 p.m. The family-friendly festival is
scheduled for the final day of standard time prior to the annual time change. Spring Forward
Fest will serve as the community’s Daylight Saving Time kick-off and a way to honor the growth
and beauty of downtown Fort Wayne.

Guests are encouraged to visit three downtown destinations: Embassy Theatre, Ash Skyline
Plaza and Parkview Field. Each location is an entertainment hub featuring a variety of musical
acts. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at each location.

Spring Forward Fest locations and details:

  • Embassy Theatre features T.A.G. Art Company, which will offer face painting and
    balloon animals in the Indiana Hotel lobby, with folk musician Michael Jacobs
    performing live acoustic sets in the Yergens Rogers ballroom. Tasty food offered by
    Shigs in Pit. The Embassy’s rooftop patio will be open to patrons, weather permitting.
  • Ash Skyline Plaza will feature lighting projections by Alec Johnson, with music
    entertainment by DJ Adam Meyer. Food vendor Club Soda will offer a cash bar and
    small bites. The Ash open-air deck will be open to the festivities, weather permitting.
  • Parkview Field (Lincoln Financial Event Center) will offer concessions and a cash
    bar, with music entertainment provided by the Eliza Toth Duo, featuring Jon Durnell
    from 6-7 p.m. and Gary Toth from 8-10 p.m.

Spring Forward Fest patrons will receive free lighted wrist bands while supplies last. Patrons are
encouraged to walk between venues or utilize a free trolley. A CTN shuttle will also be made
available for patrons with accessibility needs.

Spring Forward Fest is presented by the Embassy Theatre. Sponsors include the Downtown
Improvement District (presenting sponsor); Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater
(entertainment and stage sponsor); Strahm Building Solutions (supporting sponsor); and Ash
Brokerage and Parkview Field (event support).

Embassy programming is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United of
Greater Fort Wayne and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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