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

Festival Events

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Hello and welcome to the 5th 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.


Sunday June 12 -- 1-4 pm. Join us on the lawn of the Bona Thompson Center, 5350 E. University Ave., for a special performance by I.O.T.A. (Indiana Old Time Ambassadors).  An afternoon of music and the possible appearance of a food truck or two.

  Also on Sunday at Coal Yard Coffee5547 Bonna Ave Indianapolis --
  Sunday Music Matinee with Delta Duo & Friends

    3:00--Delta Duo
    3:30--Michael Glen Bell
    4:00--Caleb Hawkins
    4:30--Larry DeMeyer

Monday June 13 -- 7-10 pm. The first of a series of showcases for Indianapolis songwriters and performers. We kick this off with a special showcase at the 10 Johnson Street Coffee House.

Tuesday June 14 – 7-9 pm. In celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial, the Pete Seeger Lecture takes a special look at 200 years of music in Indiana. Presentation to be held in the Irvington Library, y, 5625 E Washington St.

The Lecture features Martha Riley, author and collector of Singing Indiana History, a collection of music recorded all over Indiana sung/played by hundreds of people.  Indiana artist Mac Bellner will host and Martha will talk about her inspiration to collect the music of people of this state.  

Wednesday June 15 – 7-9 pm. World Music Night at the Bona Thompson features an evening of Celtic/Irish music.

Thursday June 16 – 7-10 pm. The evening begins at Coal Yard Coffee (5547 Bonna Avenue) with a show from 7-8 pm, and continues with another showcase at Playground Productions from 8-10. 

Friday June 17 – 7-10 pm. A Celebration of Juneteenth at the Downey Avenue Christian Church (111 South Downey Avenue) in an evening of music, stories and history.

Saturday June 18 – The Festival Finale! A full day in Ellenberger Park with our Children’s Festival from 11 am until 1 pm, the Alternative Gift Fair (noon-8 pm) featuring artisans from across Indiana, music on the Main Stage from 1 pm until dusk featuring Scott Ballantine & Andra Faye, The Punkin’ Holler Boys, Flatland Harmony Experiment 
and more! 5301 East St Clair St.

Please check back here regularly for added information.

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

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