FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Embassy Theatre presents five live virtual performances with local musicians and artists on the Embassy stage starting Saturday, January 23. Each event will be hosted on Saturdays in January and February and feature the band or performer on the Embassy stage at 7 p.m. for a 45-minute performance.
The Embassy felt this was a solution to the winter blues for patrons who love the local music scene and wanted an option from the comfort of home. Also, this gives the bands an opportunity to perform during a time when live events have been limited or canceled. All five performances are varied and showcase the variety of musical talent the city has to offer, everything from country to pop to rap. The Embassy will be providing video footage to each band for use in future promotion and marketing efforts.
These events give patrons the chance to support the Embassy and the artists during the pandemic. The Embassy intentionally chose a lower ticket price to encourage more patrons to attend and support these artists during a time with gathering has been limited due to the pandemic. The organization encourages viewers to donate to any virtual tip jars provided during the performances.
FIRST UP: Namen Namen is a four-piece rock band that includes Dylan Record (vocals), Ron Record (drums), Kellen Baker (guitar), and Zara McCord (bass). The band formed a year ago and has a solid set comprised of original music with the occasional cover.
“They are fighting through this COVID era with their creativity and energy,” read a press release. The band members are between the ages of 18 and 20 and have been performing since they were young. Dylan and Ron (brothers) have been playing together since they could walk, and Ron and Kellen first played together in a Beatles cover band when they were 11 and 12 years old at Rock the Plaza. All four band members attended the Sweetwater Academy.
Those who can’t make the live event will have a video on demand option starting Jan. 27 for Namen Namen. This same video on demand option will be available on the Wednesday following all performances.
As a way to enhance the viewing experience, the Embassy has created a 2021 Snack Pack to have on hand while watching virtual events. Patrons can pick up a snack pack at the Embassy on the day of the show between 4 and 6:30 p.m. It features two small buttery popcorns, two bottles of water, one bag of caramel corn and choice of two candies for $20.21. No pre-order necessary. They say they want this to be quick and easy – just drive up to the STAR Bank box office, pay and pick up with thorough COVID-19 protocols in place.
TICKETS: Virtual tickets for all five performances can be purchased for $10 (plus service fees) here (see specific links below for all performers). A valid email address is required at checkout. A private live stream link will be sent to the patron’s email to be viewed at show time only. One virtual pass per household.
Namen Namen – Jan. 23: Link to purchase Saturday 7 p.m. LIVE virtual ticket: https://www.showtix4u.com/eventdetails/44734
Moser Woods – Jan. 30: Link to purchase Saturday 7 p.m. LIVE virtual ticket: https://www.showtix4u.com/eventdetails/44790
Night to Remember – Feb. 6: Link to purchase Saturday 7 p.m. LIVE virtual ticket: https://www.showtix4u.com/eventdetails/44792
Mason Dixon Line – Feb. 13: Link to purchase Saturday 7 p.m. LIVE virtual ticket: https://www.showtix4u.com/eventdetails/44794
Sankofa – Feb. 20: Link to purchase Saturday 7 p.m. LIVE virtual ticket: https://www.showtix4u.com/eventdetails/44796
If you have any questions, contact the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana.