Ferdinand Folk Festival singer songwriter showcase features local, regional talent

The public is invited to enjoy some of the region’s best singer-songwriters on Sunday, August 19, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the intimate 70-seat theatre of St. Benedict’s Brew Works.

The fourth-annual Ferdinand Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Showcase is also a benefit concert to help keep the festival free. Admission at the door will be $10 for adults, $5 for those under 18.

The Folk Fest Music Committee extends compliments to all who entered this year’s friendly competition and congratulations to this year’s showcase artists (in alphabetical order):

Douglas Haines, Winona Lake, Ind.
Kriss Luckett and Greg Ziesemer, Madison, Ind.
Jacob McDaniel, New Salisbury, Ind.
Clayton N. Schroeder, Bloomington, Ind.
The Strings of Indian Creek (Christopher Bell, Arriana Cox, Brandon Bambusch), Milltown and Orleans, Ind.
David Wayne, Huntingburg, Ind.
Anna Wrasse, Bloomington, Ind.

“We are encouraged by the response and the quality of talent in the area,” stated committee member Kris Lasher. “We’re excited to provide this opportunity for the public to hear these diverse artists.”

To further honor their achievement, the performers will also be featured at 11:00 am ET on Saturday, September 15, on the NextEra Energy Main Stage in 18th Street Park, to kick off the ninth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival. They will also have the option of performing a short set on the Kyana Woodstock Market Stage during the afternoon of the festival. The artists may sell cds and merch at both events.

At the August 19 showcase, St. Benedict’s Brew Works will be open from noon to 8 pm ET, and will serve excellent craft beer and artisan root beer, handmade pizza, soft pretzels, veggie burgers, and more. Visit www.saintbenedictsbrewworks. com for more info.

The ninth-annual Ferdinand Folk Festival is a free, family and environmentally friendly festival featuring internationally, nationally, and regionally touring singer-songwriters on the giant lawn’s main stage, dozens of artisan, food, and environmental/wellness booths, aerial dancers, giant renewable energy puppets, live animals for children to pet, many fun, educational music and nature programs for children, an animal parade for kids, eight entertaining and educational Tent Talks, a jam circle for all ages, workshops for all ages, and much more. Patrons may learn more about the event on Facebook and at www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com.

Co-presenting sponsors of the festival are Best Home Furnishings and Masterbrand Cabinets. The Main Stage sponsor is NextEra Energy Resources. The Market Stage is sponsored by Kyana Woodstock, and the Folk Jam Circle and Hospitality Tent are supported by Moore Music & Guitars.

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