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date:From June 20, 2014 6:00 pm until June 21, 2014 11:59 pm
address: At Ferdinand 18th Street Park
18th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532, USA
Posted by Admin-Dubois
Tags: upcoming events , European-inspired Festivals , German Heritage
In the spirit of the Town's German heritage, the annual Ferdinand Heimatfest brings residents and visitors alike to the 18th Street Park every summer to celebrate with a wide variety of food, entertainment, and games.
This year, the world-renowned Kentucky Headhunters will rock this summer's Ferdinand Heimatfest. The Kentucky Headhunters are coming to Ferdinand courtesy of Ferdinand Farmers Mutual as part of that company's 150th anniversary celebration. The concert will be a free event thanks to Ferdinand Farmers Mutual. The Ferdinand Heimatfest is scheduled for June 20th and 21st at the town's 18th Street Park with the usual Ferdinand hometown foods, events, contests, and hospitality.
The Kentucky Headhunters are known for their unique blend of country and southern rock with such hits as "Dumas Walker," "Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine," and "Oh Lonesome Me." The group formed in 1968, when the four-member group, originally called Itchy Brother, set out from a farmhouse in Kentucky with a pickup-truck load of amps, drums, and guitars, along with stacks of American and English rock records to conquer the world by creating their own brand of music. The Kentucky Headhunters have released seven studio albums, two compilations, and 20 singles. In addition, the band has won three Country Music Association Awards, an Academy of Country Music Award, and a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocal, won in 1990 for Pickin' on Nashville. Current band members include Greg Martin, Doug Phelps, Fred Young, and Richard Young.
Also at the Heimatfest, various contests allow participants the chance to demonstrate their talent and present it to a wide audience. A variety of children's activities and contests occur throughout the weekend and adults find their fun while watching the live entertainment in the German beer garden each evening. The Linda Smith Band will be performing on Friday evening from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. E.T. The Linda Smith Band give a performance that all ages can enjoy in bringing a variety of music from country, rock, blues, gospel, oldies, dance, and even some bluegrass along with their own niche in originality of songs from their CD "A Collection of Now and Then" and their latest released CD "Menagerie".
Through all of these events, the Heimatfest works to bring the community together to celebrate the local traditions and values of the Ferdinand area.
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