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Indy Folk Fest is Back for 2017
Posted August 04, 2017 by Brett Alderman
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Head to Winthrop Avenue in Indianapolis this Saturday for the seventh annual Indy Folk Festival. This all day event will feature a great music, vendors and delicious beer. This year the Indy Hostel has two stages for an incredible line-up of acts. Everything wraps up a with a live finale at The Vogue Theater.

For this year’s event, the Indy Folk Fest has chosen Felege Hiywot Center. This group has used gardening as a way of serving urban youth, second generation Ethiopians and orphans of in Ethiopia for the past 13 years. Their programs, like the Youth Farm Initiative, help teach community service and action.

Indy Folk Fest kicks off at 11am at the Indy Hostel. Music begins on the Jackalope stage at 11am and will feature 11 bands. The Gnome stage will have 8 performances beginning at 12:45pm.

As always, the Vendor Village will be open with locally crafted jewelry, clothing and more. Indy Folk Fest sponsor Upland Brewing will be on hand with delicious Indiana beer. Other local sponsors include Ezra’s Enlightened Café, Good Earth Natural Food Store, Illinois St Food Emporium, Metazoa Brewing, Union Jack Broad Ripple, White Pine Wilderness Company, Slane and The Vogue Theater.

This is an all ages event, so bring the whole family. Get your tickets for $12 online today or pay $15 tomorrow.

 

The Gnome Stage:

12:45pm – Kyle Mitchell

1:45pm – Thistle Sisters

2:45pm – Luke Knight

3:45pm – Crescent Ulmer

4:45pm – Scott Hartman

5:45pm – Jeff Kelly

6:45pm – Creekdogs

7:45pm – Navy James

 

The Jackalope Stage:

11am – Slates Family Band

12pm – Vess Reuhtenberg

1pm – Amigo Fields

2pm – Yellow Kites

3pm – Griot Drum Ensemble

4pm – Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

5pm – Bigfoot Yancey

6pm – Noble Roots

7pm – Sarah Grains and the Billions of Stars

8pm – Jefferson St Parade Band

9pm – Sweet Poison Victim

The live finale at The Vogue kicks off at 10pm and features Rumpke Mountain Boys, Restless Leg String Band and Bigfoot Yancey. The finale is free to Indy Folk Fest attendees.

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