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The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is a covered outdoor music venue, located on the south end of the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Features of the venue include:

  • Custom-designed, state-of-the-art sound system
  • Free on-site parking
  • Air-conditioned on-site restrooms
  • Food, soft drinks, beer, and wine — all available for purchase


Where is the venue located?

The Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is located just behind the Sweetwater campus which is located at 5501 US Highway 30 West, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online at www.sweetwaterpavilion.com, through Ticketmaster or in person at:

Sweetwater Concierge Desk
5501 U.S. Hwy 30 West, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Ticket Brokers / Resellers
Ticket Brokers / Resellers
Buyer Beware! Third-party ticket brokers and resellers sometimes use the ‘Sweetwater Performance Pavilion’ name to sell overpriced or invalid tickets online. We do NOT partner with any third-party ticket brokers or resellers nor can we guarantee admission to tickets purchased through third party sites.
The only way to be sure you get authentic, face-value priced tickets is by purchasing your tickets through one of these authorized outlets:
  • The Sweetwater Performance Pavilon web site
  • The Sweetwater Concierge located on the Sweetwater Campus
  • Ticketmaster
  • Artist’s Official Page
What time do doors open?

1 hour prior to show.

Can I leave and come back?

In order to help provide a safe and secure environment for all of our guests, we have a strict NO RE-ENTRY policy. 

Can I refund my tickets?
No, all sales are final. We do not allow refunds or exchanges for any shows at the Performance Pavilion.
Are there age restrictions?

Every show is different so make sure to check out the age restrictions on the event details page for the particular event you are interested in attending.

Are there seats or is it standing room only?

The majority of our shows are seated shows however we do occasionally host general admission shows.  Check the event info for whether or not the event is seated or general admission.  If you need seating accommodations for a general admission event please give us a call at (260) 432-8176 x1137.

Do you offer ADA accommodations?

Yes. We offer accommodations for ADA seating at every show. For seated events simply choose Accessible Seating during the purchase process.  For General Admission events there will be an option to request accessible seating when you check out. You can also call the Sweetwater Concierge at (260) 432-8176 x1137 during business hours to answer questions and purchase ADA Accessible seats.

Is photography allowed?

No flash photography.  No professional cameras or video equipment allowed.

What happens during inclement weather?

Sweetwater Performance Pavilion shows typically occur in all weather conditions. However, in the event of a weather delay or cancellation, check the website at sweetwaterpavilion.com, call (260) 432-8176 x1137, or check social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter). In the case of severe weather, you may be instructed to leave the venue – you will need your ticket for re-entry after the severe weather passes. In most cases, your vehicle is your safest shelter, as the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion is a covered outdoor venue.

Where can I park?

We have ample free parking adjacent to the Pavilion. The parking lot is lighted and includes handicap spaces.

Do you offer concessions?

A variety of local food trucks will be at each concert. No outside food or drink is allowed inside the Pavilion.

Is alcohol served?

For those who are 21 and over, beer and wine are available for purchase with a valid ID.

Is tailgating allowed?

No, Tailgating is prohibited. Portable grills are not allowed on the premises and alcohol is only allowed inside the gates of the performance space. Sweetwater is a non-smoking campus.

What can I bring into the venue?

The Pavilion staff is dedicated to creating a safe and fun environment for all patrons who attend our venue. With that in mind we take the safety and security of our staff and patrons seriously. Prior to entering the building all guests will be searched by wand, pat down, or metal detector and may be asked to empty pockets.

All bags will be searched.
Bags must be CLEAR (see-through), no larger than 12″ x 6″, and the contents of the bag must be visible without opening or handling the bag. Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag.

No other bags allowed.

Please enjoy your time at the Pavilion without any of the following items:

  • No guns, knives, weapons, pepper spray, projectiles of any kind, or any other item that could be used to inflict harm
  • Replicas of weapons also are NOT permitted
  • No drugs or drug paraphernalia, illegal substances of any kind
  • No outside food or drinks
  • No outside folding chairs or camping chairs
  • No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, selfie sticks, drones, masks or laser pointers
  • No professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms or commercial use rigs)
  • No unsealed liquids or gels of any kind
  • No jewelry or clothing that could inflict harm
  • No bags other than those that meet the requirements above.
  • No stuffed animals or toys of any kind

This list of prohibited items is subject to change at the discretion of venue management.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. If you see something that concerns you, please immediately speak to our management or security staff.

If I have questions can I call the venue?

Yes, please contact the Sweetwater Concierge at (260) 432-8176 x1137.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

By entering the venue, you are agreeing to be photographed and videoed by our team for use in future promotions from Sweetwater.