The 5th Annual Irvington Folk Festival                               
A Celebration of Music, Art & Community                                  
June 12 - 18, 2016
A Celebration of Music, Art & Community

Festival Events

Hello and welcome to the 4th 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.



  -  1:00 -4:00 pm  “Bluegrass at the Bona” - Bluegrass concert featuring the group 
      Cornfields And Crossroads and a picnic lunch on the lawn of the 
      Bona Thompson Center / 5350 East University Ave.
      You’re invited to pack a picnic basket or buy food from the Irvington Historical Society.
      Presented with the support of the Irvington Historical Society

      The event is FREE and open to all ages!

MONDAY JUNE 15th - Friday June 19th

Lineup for Live@Lunch on the deck at the Irving theater.
      Monday June 15th, Donn Smith, D&A, MarkProctor
      Tuesday June 16th, David Michael Kirk, Megan Hopkins
      Wednesday June 17th, Jim Key, Larry Prather and Skylark, Pete Justice
      Thursday June 18th, Nate Raab, Bryce Ernest Taylor, Ian M. Smith
      Friday June 19th, Carey Goodspeed, Delta Duo, Joe O'Donnell

      The event is free and open for all ages.


  - 7:00-10:00 pm  "Acoustic Ascent Irvington Songwriters Competition" 
    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 / 5529 Bonna Ave. #10.

    The event is free and open for all ages.


  - 6:30 pm   "Pete Seeger Social Justice Lecture Series: Celebrating the 
    Alan Lomax Centennial

     Musical performance, film and conversation led by Mac Bellner
     Irvington Library 5625 E Washington St. / Free to All Ages

  This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender


  - 6:30 -8:30 pm  "World Music Night at the Bona Thompson"
     A performance by Ron Esposito Trio with Special Guest Adam Riviere Long 
     Tibetan crystal bowls, tabla, flute, percussion, didgeridoo. 

     Bona Thompson Center / 5350 East University Ave.
     Seating is limited and tickets are $10. Call 356-0487 for more information.

Ron Esposito in performance



   - 6:00-7:00pm
     Dear Lincoln at Coal Yard Coffee
     Coal Yard Coffee / 5547 E Bonna Ave / FREE and open to all ages

    - 7:00 pm - 10:00pm
    Rockabilly Night at the Coal Factory with music by
    Bigger Than Elvis w/ Slim & The Slimtones
    Presented by Black Acre Brewing Co
     The Coal Factory / 5533 E Bonna Ave / FREE and open to 21 and older
      * the Coal Factory is in the same complex as Coal Yard Coffee


  - 7:00 pm "Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth"

    June 19, 1865 was the final day of slavery in the United States. This year, as we add
    Gospel music to the festival activities, we will present a program of gospel music, 
    storytelling, classical and jazz 
    Performance all together at the Downey Avenue Christian Church
    111 S Downey Ave.
  /  FREE and open to all ages

SATURDAY JUNE 20th - Ellenberger Park, FREE and open to all ages!
5301 E. St. Clair St.

  -  11:00 am 1:00 pm Children's Festival
    Stage will be toward the West end of St. Clair St.

    On their own stage in Ellenberger Park from 11:00 until 1:00,  various musicians and 
    performers in a program specifically aimed at children and families

  - 12:00 – 8:00 pm  The Alternative Gift Fair 
    Artists from across Indiana will be set up in the park displaying their work. 
    Numerous non-profit agencies and organizations will also set up displays.

  - 12:00 – 8:00 pm Some of Indy’s best food trucks will be set up for you culinary pleasures.

  1:00 - 8:00 pm "Fourth Annual Irvington Folk Festival Main Stage

     Talented local and regional performers perform on this year's main stage on the 
     Festival's final BIG day in the park! Fun and Entertainment for the whole family, with the 
     music of:

     1:00 The Brains Behind Pa (Gordon Bonham & Bill Price)

     2:15 Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine

     3:30 Flatland Harmony Experiment

     4:45 The Half Step Sisters

     6:00 Martine Locke

     7:15 Blue Collar Bluegrass

    ALL DAY – Workshop on Festival Jamming in the Jamming Tent!

        The Irvington Folk Festival is a production of the Historic Irvington Community Council

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