Fort Wayne’s newest live music venue will host a grand opening concert Saturday after a more than $9 million renovation. The Clyde Theatre, which launched the revamp and expansion last year, can hold up to 2,000 guests. Supporters of the venue include Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater Sound, which handled the audio and lighting equipment, Chuck and Lisa Surack and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. through the Regional Cities Initiative.
The building first opened in 1951 as a massive movie theater. Through its renovation, the space now serves as a concert hall and events center that includes an artist’s hospitality wing, extended stage, new sound system and improved loading areas to accommodate national touring acts. The first national tour to come through the venue will be The Used with Red Sun Rising and The Fever 333 Saturday at 7 p.m. You can connect to more about The Clyde by clicking here.