Where can you sit in the shade of stately old trees on a lakeshore and listen to the best of Indiana folk music for free? At the Eagle Creek Folk Music Festival near Zionsville, the second weekend in June.
Join us for the 38th annual Eagle Creek Festival at the Marina in Eagle Creek Park on Saturday, June 9 from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday June 10 from noon to 5 p.m. The festival is free with park admission. Enjoy music on the main stage throughout the day or take time out to attend workshops – the kids won’t want to miss our instrument-petting zoo and Rhythm Kids workshop.
Headliners this year include the Punkin Holler Boys on Saturday, Fred Meyer and Indy’s own Gary Kiser. The Punkin Holler Boys are a colorful group of musician/songwriters with a blue-grassy style. Meyer is widely known for playing a variety of rare old-time instruments, such as the hurdy gurdy and interspersing music with historic tidbits. Kiser’s finger-style guitar playing and smoothly resonating vocals is an annual favorite at the festival.
To say that our local talent is diverse and interesting is indeed an understatement. You will hear mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, autoharps, mandolins, base fiddles, spoons and washboardsalong with the more familiar guitars, banjoes, fiddles,harmonicas, flutes and whistles.
The festival is sponsored by the Central Indiana Folk Music & Mountain Dulcimer Society (CIFM&MDS). For more updates visit www.indianafolkmusic.org.
Eagle Creek, a large city park on Eagle Creek Reservoir, is open from dawn to dusk. The mailing address is 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic lunch and settle in for hours of entertainment.
Contact Myrna Gray with the Eagle Creek Festival Publicity Committee at 274-7163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.