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Verbatim: Three Rivers Festival announces concert lineup

The Three Rivers Festival issued this news release today:

The 2014 Three Rivers Festival Concert Series welcomed by Ash Brokerage will offer something for all music fans. Several national acts, along with many local and regional talents, will be featured at the Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne.

The concert lineup will kick-off on Friday, July 11th with Cheap Trick headlining. The 46th annual festival will include performances by Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Uncle Kracker, Smash Mouth, American Young, and For King & Country among others.

NEW this year is the addition of a one-price pass to all concerts. The TRF Mega Music Pass is good for every show over the 9-day festival, for only $45. Mega Music Pass tickets can be purchased by phone (260.426.5556), at the TRF office, or online at ThreeRiversFestival.org.

"We want to make the festival an experience everyone can afford," explains Jack Hammer, TRF Executive Director. "Music enthusiasts will be ecstatic with this year's lineup, and with all the national recording artists as well as local and festival favorites, the $45 Mega Pass will be a great way to enjoy dozens of live bands during the 46th annual Three Rivers Festival."

Complete concert details follow:

Friday, July 11

CHEAP TRICK may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the '70s, they've been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender," and "The Flame," CHEAP TRICK is considered a musical institution. Cheap Trick, Orange Opera and Unlikely Alibi.$20 advance, $25 day of show. Save $3 off day of show price with a 2014 TRF Button. Sponsored by: ROCK 104

Saturday, July 12

UNDER THE SUN TOUR: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker, all in one night. Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock 'n' roll, will make a stop at the Three Rivers Festival with this spectacular line-up! $20 advance, $25 day of show. Save $3 off day of show price with a 2014 TRF Button. Sponsor: The New 95.1 Best FM

Sunday, July 13

STAR 88.3 MUSIC SUNDAY FEATURING FOR KING & COUNTRY. In 2012, for King & Country were named as one of Billboard's 17 acts to watch and were CCM's best-selling new artist. The duo "make music that speaks directly to your heart" and have been "gaining popularity in the alt-rock genre." For King & Country may just be Australia's answer to Coldplay. For King & Country, Love & The Outcome, Everfound and Veridia. $10 Advance Sale only through Star 88.3 $15.00 day of show. Ages 12 & under Free with adult admission. Sponsored by: STAR 88.3

Monday, July 14

THE WAITER-WAITRESS CONTEST with CONCERT FEATURING THE RESCUE PLAN: The popular Waiter-Waitress Contest moves to a new 6pm time slot, with 3-person server teams competing in a fast-paced relay race for prizes and bragging rights. After the Contest, everyone is invited to stay and party with music from The Rescue Plan, a high-energy rock quartet, who covers a gamut of genres. They'll keep the party moving with energy and excitement. FREE admission! Sponsored by: 98.9 The Bear, Visit Fort Wayne and Gordon Food Service.

Tuesday, July 15

BROTHER: This high-energy quartet may well be Northeast Indiana's favorite Band. Brother performs all of Rock and Roll's best anthems with music that is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing. Dr. Suess & Tempest open. NO Advance tickets; $2.00 day of show; NO button discount. Ages 12 & under Free with adult admission. Sponsored by: ROCK 104

Wednesday, July 16

TRF FAMILY FUN DAY Presented by Indiana Wesleyan University. FEATURING THE TIM HARRINGTON BAND, JUG HUFFERS AND THE ATOMIC SHARKS. The Tim Harrington Band has maintained its roots in rock. In 2005, Tim moved to Fort Wayne, revamping the group into a seven piece horn band. Frequently the band adds ancillary players for a little extra firepower.The Jug Huffers bring their washboard, suitcase, jug, and moo-can. Come tap your toes and do-si-do to the mountain music of Indiana's finest jug band. The Atomic Sharks write, record, and perform island music for kids and families. Entertaining kids and families is what The Sharks do best. Admission is $2.00, or FREE with a 2014 TRF Button or FREE with a Downtown Midway Ride Wristband. Sponsored by Indiana Wesleyan University & FUN 101.7

Thursday, July 17

AMERICAN YOUNG: American Young is an exciting American country music duo on Curb Records. The duo is comprised of Kristy Osmunson, formerly of the group Bomshel, and songwriter/producer Jon Stone. In late 2013, the duo released their debut single, "Love Is War", which has brought them much acclaim in country radio and concert crowds. Chuck Hicks, Hubie Ashcraft and Brothers Osborne also perform. $5.00 Advance, $8.00 day of show. Save $3 off day of show price with a 2014 TRF Button. Ages 12 and under Free with adult admission. Sponsored by: K-105

Friday, July 18

WHO'S BAD: THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE: With sequins, spot on music and gravity-defying dance moves, WHO'S BAD is a memorable salute to The "King of Pop". There is no doubt-- these musicians are true fans of MJ. The performers celebrate his music and magic with a high energy performance that is a Three Rivers Festival favorite. It's their tenth anniversary and a totally brand new show for 2014. Three Rivers Festival favorite "TOUCH" will also bring all of your favorite Motown songs. Trackless opens. $10.00 Advance, $13.00 day of show Save $3 off day of show price with a 2014 TRF Button. Ages 12 and under Free with adult admission. Sponsored by: WMEE 97.3

Saturday, July 19

THE SWEETWATER AND WHATZ UP MUSIC SHOWCASE: Sweetwater and Whatz up team up for this "big ol' plate" of great regional music! The fun starts at 1 pm with The Slow Pokes, Miles High, Djenetic Drift and Beneath it all, performing before 6 pm. As we get ready for the 2014 closing Fireworks, it's Seattle Rain and Urban Legend on the Sweetwater Stage. Help us wrap up another great Three Rivers Festival with a bang! Free admission until 7pm; after 7pm, $3.00 or Free with 2014 Button. Ages 12 and under Free with adult admission. Sponsored by: Sweetwater Sound and Whatzup.

The 2014 Three Rivers Festival Concert Series welcomed by Ash Brokerage is made possible by Hanning & Bean, Meijer and Vera Bradley.

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