Under the Sun Tour draws large crowd

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne All-Stars took a walk “Under the Sun” at the Three Rivers Festival Saturday evening as a part of the festival’s concert series.

For $20 for a prepaid ticket, people could see 90s bands Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, and Uncle Kracker at Headwaters Park Pavilion. More than 4,000 people showed up for the concert series. Lines to get in the venue stretched for almost a block long at one point during the night.

People traveled from all over the state and region for the concert.

“It took us three hours to get here…I took the whole weekend off of work and that’s a lot of money to lose, but it was definitely worth it,” said Jessica Cockrum, who came from Illinois.

Many of the people who packed the pavilion said the bands reminded them of their childhood. Organizers said this is one of the largest crowds they’ve seen in years. They were happy with the turnout because they had a target audience.

“What we tried to do was look for the people who are being under-served musically in the community, and it’s those 90s kids, so what this is is us being able to find a market that needs to be better served,” Jack Hammer, TRF CEO, said.

There will be concerts throughout the week of the festival. For a full list, click here.

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