ACPL announces lineup for 2022 Rock the Plaza

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Public Library has announced the 2022 lineup for its popular summer concert series, Rock the Plaza.

The series features thirteen free concerts that showcase a total of 51 local bands.

Concerts take place every Saturday from June 4 – August 27. The series takes place on the Main Library Plaza between 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, chair, or food. However, the ACPL asks that you do not bring your pets. Pint & Slice will be on site every week selling food and beverages.

This year’s Rock the Plaza lineup is as follows:

June 4
Gregg Bender
Band Basketcase

June 11
Here Nor There
Two Many People
The Humanity
Moser Woods

June 18
Private Education
Justin Bailey
Pete Dio & the Old & Dirty
Alicia Pyle & the Locals

June 25
Grateful Groove
Phil Schurger
Pink Droyd

July 2
Tuesday Atlas
Susan Mae & the New Yesterday
Light Steps
The Illegals

July 9
Disco Curls
Jared Schneider
Bucket List
Taj Maholics

July 16
Pop N Fresh
The Piques
Matthew Sturm Band
Los Galaxy

July 23
Lysaght & McRae
The Kickbacks
Craig Guy Band

July 30
Book of Chill
Sunglasses At Night
Kid Gloves

August 6
JD3 & the Jondo Trio
Jill Jugloff
Dumpy’s Cuzzins

August 13
David Todoran & the Blind Riders
Clinton Kelly
Morning After
Whoa, Man

August 20
Orion’s Belt
Cami Haller Band
Brian Lemert
Phil’s Family Lizard

August 27
906 Band
Open Strings
Sum Mors

This will be the first full Rock the Plaza series since summer 2019. In 2020, the event did not take place due to COVID-19. In 2021, Rock the Plaza returned for an abbreviated schedule in August after originally being called off due to the pandemic.

Rock the Plaza is sponsored by Sweetwater Sound; Beers Mallers Backs and Salin Attorneys at Law; Lincoln Financial Group; the Allen County Public Library Foundation; and Pint & Slice.

For those who are unable to attend in person, concerts will air on ACPL’s Access Fort Wayne, Comcast channel 55 and Verizon channel 25.

The concerts will also be livestreamed on the Library’s YouTube channel and replayed on ACPL’s radio station WELT 95.7.

For more information, call (260) 421-1200 or click here.