Bands on the Banks will be held outside Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot,
Since then, the concert has turned into a catalyst for bringing underground music to the mainstream.
From indie rock to reggae and grunge to folk, concert-goers will experience all sorts of sounds and styles.
The lineup is Big Money and the Spare Change,
The bands will play on the bank of the river, which provides a scenic view of the downtown
"This is a good opportunity for us to share the passion about our rivers," Lamb said. "Last year, we recorded about 15 people on the water and a few pontoons pulled up to enjoy the music, too. That's the cool thing about the area and the way the stage is placed."
"My music is more of a pop and hip-hop mix. I can go with the flow. I have a lot of lyrical content where I talk about things that's not (necessarily) talked about much in the hop-hop community. I talk about life and the importance of different values. I am performing with the Ethan William Bowers Combo, and we touch base a lot. We actually created a mash-up, which was almost like a Jay-Z and
For Tubbs, performing with a live band is something special.
"For me as a hip-hop artist, we are driven off the energy," he said, "and working with a group like the Ethan William Bowers Combo the live instrumentation just brings everything to life. You can actually feel the pulse when hearing it."
Last year, more than 60 cyclists took advantage of the Fort Wayne Trails bike valet at the event, and Lamb is sure that number is going up this year.
People are encourage to bring their own chairs, blankets, hammocks, kayaks, canoes or any other item they choose to sit on while enjoying the music. Outfitters will rent canoes and kayaks to watch on the water.
There will also be food sold from local food trucks as well as adult beverages in the Banks Beer Garden thanks to
"It's a local event, and we took a lot of time to pick our sponsors," Lamb said. "To us, we wanted all local sponsors who care about the downtown area and really want to get involved.
"That's what we are looking for to promote this event; everything is local and we want people to appreciate
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