Bulldogs concerts without Spike
The Bulldogs continue to play the music from 1955 to 1969, without Spike (Val Asey) as the front man.
There are no plans to hire a replacement for Spike as band members Kenny Taylor and Wayne Neukom have taken over the emcee work.
Their summer schedule includes: June 4—Mentone Egg Festival; June 6—Cold Springs Resort at Hamilton; June 12—Hartford city Heritage Days; June 14—Elwood Concert in the Park; July 4—Buck Lake Ranch at Angola; July 10—Fremont Music Festival; July 11—Cold Spring Resort at Hamilton; July 17—Kosciusko County Fair at Warsaw; June 24—DeKalb Outdoor Theater in Auburn; Aug. 29—Foellinger Theatre in Fort Wayne.
Taylor plays guitar and does lead vocals while Neukom plays bass guitar and also does lead vocals. Other members of the group are Jim Heimann with tenor sax, vocals and stunt work; Bob “Keyboard Bob” Zmyslony with keyboards and vocals; Bernie Stone, drums and Phil McDonald as the sound engineer.
Information at 260-357-3694 thebulldogs50s60s.com
Summer exploration at Embassy June 17
A Behind the Scenes day is planned for families, daycares and summer camps at the Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre on Wednesday, June 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m.
The day is planned for childran entering grades 1 through 5 and cost is $6 per person. (Discounts for groups of 10 or more.) Reservations to 800-745-3000 or through Ticketmaster.
From 9:30 to 11 a.m. two vinatage silent movies (The Little Rascals and Behind the Screen) with live accompaniment by the Grand page pipe organ will be shown. Popcorn will be free. at 11 a.m. a tour of the theater will be presented along with hands on projects including games and crafts.
At the conclusion of the event frozen fruit and veggie bars will be offered courtesy of Edy’s Ice Cream.
Charley Creek artsfest slated
The Charley Creek Artsfest will be held in downtown Wabash on the weekend of June 26-28.
Events will include at Gallery Walk, jewelry and culinary workshops, wine tasting, showing of independent films, contemporary dance performances and musical performances. Some venues will require tickets.
For more info go to www.charleycreekartsfest.com
Tibbets Theatre at Coldwater
Tibbets Theater in Coldwater, Michigan will offer four productions this summer season:
The Odd Couple — June 25-27. July 1-3
Peter Pan — July 9-11, 15-18
Pippin — July 23-25, 29-Aug. 1
Alome Together Again — Aug. 5-6, 12-15
The theater is at 14 South Hanchett St. in Coldwater. More information at 517-278-6029 or at Tibbits.org
Jefferson Pointe Friday nites live
Every Friday evening from June 5 to Aug. 28 a free concert will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beside the Courtyard Fountain at Fort Wayne’s Jefferson Pointe.
June concerts will include:
June 5—Junk Yard Band
June 12—Sugar Shot