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Members of Cheap Trick in 2003.

Cheap Trick to open Three Rivers Festival

Statement as issued Friday by Three Rivers Festival officials:

Fort Wayne, Indiana – National Platinum Recording Artists Cheap Trick will headline opening night, Friday, July 11th, of this year’s Three Rivers Festival, sponsored by Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Inc.

With more than 20 million records sold, Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly recognizable, since the 1970’s. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “The Flame,” CHEAP TRICK is considered a musical institution.

“I can’t begin to explain how excited I am at this year’s music lineup, thanks to our generous partnership with Hanning & Bean. Cheap Trick will be a great way to open the festival,” explains Jack Hammer, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival. “I encourage everyone to stay tuned, as we will be announcing several more national artists to this year’s festival lineup.”

Supporting acts for Cheap Trick at the Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza include local favorites Unlikely Alibi and Orange Opera.

Tickets for this all ages show go on sale March 28th for $20 in advance, and $25 day of show.

All Three Rivers Festival concerts are open to all-ages. Tickets can be purchased at the TRF office, by phone (260.426.5556) or at the Embassy Box office or online at or

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