The 3rd Annual Irvington Folk Festival
A Celebration of Music, Art & Community
June 15 - 21, 2014
A Celebration of Music, Art & Community

Festival Events


Hello and welcome to the 3rd Annual Irvington Folk Festival. A week of performances, workshops, lecture and film offered free of charge* to the people of Indianapolis. The schedule posted here is a work-in-progress. Some details are still being finalized, some workshops still being scheduled, but the festival is well under way. Please check back in the weeks ahead to see how the last details all shape up. And as always, thank you for your continued support as we try to build this into a lasting event for this community.

* Some events will have a nominal charge. See the schedule for details.



  -  “Bluegrass at the Bona” - 2:00-4:00 pm Bluegrass concert featuring the group 
      Cornfields And Crossroads and a picnic lunch on the lawn of the Bona Thompson
      5350 East University Avenue

      The event is FREE and open to all ages!

  -  Open & Alternate Guitar Tuning Workshop - Limited to 8 people, call
317-356-0487 for information and reservation. $5 registration fee

  -  HOUSE CONCERT featuring Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine.
     Call 317-356-0487 for tickets $10, seating very limited. 6:30-8:30 pm


  - Recording Studio Workshop. Familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of recording
    at a full facility recording studio. Recording technology, terminology and etiquette.
    5:30-6:30 pm.  For registration and reservations call (317) 696-8170.
    Playground Productions
    5529 Bonna Ave #10, Indianapolis, IN 46219

  - "Acoustic Ascent Irvington Songwriters Competition" 7:30-10:00. Songwriters vie for 
   prizes as we see who can write the best song about Irvington. A repeat of last year's    
   event, fun for everyone. The show will be held inside Playground Productions located at 
   5529 Bonna Ave. #10.
    The event is free and open for all ages.

-  "House Concert" - TBA


  - Acoustic Guitar Styles Workshop with Bill Shaefer. An overview of various approaches
 playing the acoustic guitar, full of tips and techniques. For all levels. Workshop will
at 5:30 at the Irvington Public Library conference room.
    Please bring your guitar.   
    $5 fee, 
call 357-9810 to register.

  - "Bowls at the Bona" - 7:00-9:00 a performance on Tibetan Crystal Bowls
     by Ron Esposito.
     The sound of the crystal bowls in the acoustic space of the Bona Thompson Museum
     promises to be 
amazing. Also learn about Tibetan music AND the connection between
     the Bona Thompson Museum
and Tibet! Seating is limited and tickets are
     $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 356-0487 
for more information.
     Reception for the artist to follow the performance at The Wellness Center.


  - Workshop - TBA

  - Film TBA

  - "Pete Seeger Social Justice Lecture Series"
    Irvington Library - 6:30 pm

     Presented by Ron Dye, Associate Professor of English, Communication,
     and Theatre at DePauw University.  
     For the 2014 Irvington Folk Festival Lecture, Ron Dye will be focusing on the 
     impact of folk music on American culture, how it can exemplify and even define
     the political, economic, and social climate.


This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.


 - Songwriting Workshop with Donn Smith. Mundell & Associates 110 South Downy.
    Call 356-0487 to reserve a seat.
    $5 registration fee.

  - "Music on Bonna Avenue"  Multiple bands in performance on Bonna Avenue.
     Details TBA 
     The event is FREE and open to all ages!

- Workshop TBA

- "Music in The Underground" 6:30-9:30

- "Blue Collar Bluegrass at the Irish Mutt" Starts 9:30, 21 + older FREE.


Brought to you in part by:

SATURDAY JUNE 21st - Ellenberger Park, FREE and open to all ages!

  - "Children's Festival" 11:30 am -2:30 pm

On their own stage in Ellenberger Park from 11:30 until 2:30,  a program featuring
    music, storytellers, etc. Expect a large family crowd to attend.

  - "Third Annual Irvington Folk festival Main Stage" 1:00 pm to Dusk (approx. 8:30 pm)

     Talented local and regional performers will perform on this year's main stage on
     the Folk Festival's final BIG day in the park! Fun and Entertainment for the whole

Alternative Gift Fair ‘Mini’ in Ellenberger Park, 11am – 8pm (subject to change)


More info will be posted as events are finalized.


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