Trish Pittman interviewed Tonya on 9/16/17.
Me: Are there many music festivals in Fort Wayna?
Tonya: yeah actually, there's one I've heard of recently it's a music festival powered by Sweetwater. There's different themes for different nights, like for example they have 90’s night and electric spring. It's over the course of five days and I know you can get tickets at FortWayneMusicFestival.com
Me: Wow that sounds really fun! Any other details on that festival?
Tonya: Ummm i know there's going to be more than 30 performers!
Me: great! Umm lets see, how busy is your shop normally, like do you think locals are very interested in the music industry?
Tonya: we’re fairly busy we are a record shop so business isn't what it used to be with the new technology we have now a days.
Me: yeah that's understandable, does your shop do anything to help promote local bands around Fort Wayne?
Tonya: I mean we don't really do anything special, if someone wants to hang up a flier or something we won't be opposed to hanging it up so I guess you could say we promote local bands.
Me: nice nice, have you heard of the Freak Brothers? They are a local band from Fort Wayne I'm actually doing my project over them.
Tonya: No, this is the first time i'm hearing of them! They sound pretty interesting, are they?
Me: yeah they're an older jazz band. They have performed around Fort Wayne previously! They're cool. Okay so one more question, do you think the local people of Fort Wayne should be participating more in the support of small local bands?
Tonya: definitely I think the younger kids are too interested in the really famous music producers and the local bands don't get enough love. People should learn to love all types of music and give all music producers their turn in the spotlight.
Me: I agree! Thanks so much for your time this will really help me on my project.
Tonya: you're welcome! Good luck on your project! Have a nice day!