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Jason Wilber in Concert at St. Benedict's Brew Works!

Jason WilburAmerican singer-songwriter, recording artist, and famous lead guitarist Jason Wilber, will perform a benefit concert for the Ferdinand Folk Festival on Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm ET, at St. Benedict's Brew Works at 860 E 10th Street, in Ferdinand, Indiana. Doors will open at 3:00 pm ET. For advance online tickets, visit https://www.itickets.com/events/383200.html or www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com.

St. Benedict’s Brew Works will revive their 70-seat listening room—the former theatre in the Marian Heights Academy’s Art Studio—to host the Bloomington artist and lead guitarist for John Prine. Wilber is excited to return to perform another fundraiser concert for the Festival. A prolific singer-songwriter, Jason has released 11 albums, including his brand new record, Reaction Time, inspired by his life experiences traveling the world while on tour as lead guitarist with country/folk icon John Prine. This record compiles his journal observations set to beautiful melodies. In Wilber’s 20-year journey with Prine, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and on Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Myers. For more info, visit http://jasonwilber.com/jason_wilber_bio/ and https://www.facebook.com/jasonwilbermusic.

Tickets are $15 each or two for $25, and are available online at https://www.itickets.com/events/383200.html, and on the homepage www.ferdinandfolkfestival. Since the intimate theatre has limited seats, all are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Doors to the theatre will open at 3:00 pm ET, and exciting new festival merchandise will be available. Open to ages 21 and over, the concert is a community partnership with Project ACORN, with all proceeds benefitting the Folk Fest.

The Ferdinand Folk Festival's annual area Singer-Songwriter Showcase is also coming up soon, on Saturday, August 19; so patrons are encouraged to save the date. The details will be announced soon.

The eighth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival, co-sponsored by Moore Music and Best Home Furnishings, is Saturday, September 16. Featuring an exciting and eclectic mix of Americana, folk, and roots blues music from Oregon, Michigan, Tennessee, and the local region, the premier family and environmentally festival offers dozens of art and environmental booths, many diverse activities for children and adults, including fun, new features to be announced in the coming weeks. See separate post on Project ACORN's page about Cody Goeppner and Selena Muller's children's theatre workshops and this year's Folk Fest play "Big Bear Hug". Applications for vendors and exhibits are also currently open and easily accessible on the fest's website homepage. Visit here and www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com often for the website's new look, our soon-to-be released 2017 poster, and regular updates!

Halfway to the Folk Fest - 2017

We're almost halfway to the Folk Fest! To celebrate, the Southern Sirens will perform at this year's "Halfway to the Folk Fest" concert at 7:00 pm EDT on Friday, March 31. We will also announce the exciting music line-up for the 2017 Ferdinand Folk Festival, set for Sept. 16. The event will be held at the Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 (425 Main Street). Doors open at 6:00 pm EDT and new merchandise will be available. For more info about this dynamic, Louisville-based, all-female, pop/Americana band, visit http://www.southernsirensmusic.com/.

Click here to purchase your $10 tickets in advance.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

While Mother Nature may have dampened our morning, she didn't dampen our spirits. By early afternoon, the hill was already filling with friends, families, and visitors taking in the awesome music and the dry weather, the market area was teeming with activities and Ferdinand's 18th Street Park was once again showing it's best for all to see.

Thanks to Brother, Son, Anna Wrasse, Bethany Boeglin, Hayley Payne, the Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Harpeth Rising, the Jefferson Street Parade Band, Jonathan Tyler, the Buffalo Killers, and Rich Robinson for providing us with outstanding entertainment all day long.

Thanks to our art, education, environment, food, and wine vendors for showcasing to everyone your skills, passions, and talents.

Thanks to all of our sponsors. Your generous support gives us the ability to grow this festival every year.

Thanks to the many volunteers that help pull this great event off each year. Your time and dedication before and the day of the festival are appreciated more than we can ever express.

And most of all, thanks to all our guests for attending and supporting this event. It is you that we put this special day on for and it is you that keeps it going with your purchases, donations and your attendance.

We'll see you all next year for the 8th Annual Ferdinand Folk Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017!

Rain or Shine!

The Ferdinand Folk Festival is only three days away and, as it is an all-day outdoor event, there is the very real possibility (assuming you’ve looked at the forecast) that we might experience our first rain event in our seven year history.

We are a rain or shine event and, regardless of weather, will do everything we can to continue with our day as scheduled. However, should there be any severe weather, we will always defer to the safety of our visitors, performers, and volunteers and be very proactive in that approach. One way or the other, we are very much looking forward to Saturday and hope you are, too!


Family - and Environmentally - Friendly!

Always FREE!