Music Festivals

Music Festivals of all Genres
Jazz, Polka, Country, Latino, Folk, Blues…Experience it all in Dubois County

Music lovers be prepared to make some trips to the rolling hills of southern Indiana to relax in the small towns that feature BIG musical talent in a wide range of genres. Jazz, Polka, Country, Latino, Folk, Blues, Symphony Orchiestra… Experience it all and more in Dubois County.

Dubois County is typically known for its strong German heritage, as the wood capital of the world or being known for its nationally headquartered corporations, including Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Kimball International, Best Home Furnishings, and OFS. What most don’t know, is Dubois County hosts music festivals featuring a wide variety of genres throughout spring, summer and fall, inviting music lovers to experience the many forms of live musical entertainment.

POLKA

In the first weekend in August, accordion notes can be heard as the polka band gets in full swing for the largest attended festival in the county – the Jasper Strassenfest – with the four-day street festival taking place August 4-7, 2022.

Brats, lederhosen, polka music and parades–just some of what you will experience at the annual Jasper Strassenfest. Known as one of Indiana’s finest festivals and recently featured on the front cover of the Indiana Festival Guide, the Jasper Strassenfest is a family-friendly street festival celebrating the area’s rich German heritage.

Features include Parades, an open-air Biergarten (beer garden), Polka Masses, Arts Festival, carnival rides, hot air balloon race, bed race, Autolauf scavenger hunt, a variety of musical entertainment and performances and dozens of unique events for youngsters and those young at heart.

Bring your appetite for the variety of food vendors! This annual, well-known German festival celebrates Jasper’s German heritage and is known for its great food and lively atmosphere. For more information, visit www.jasperstrassenfest.org.

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COUNTRY

Get your boots on as the BIGGEST music festival taking place in Dubois County in 2022 is the Red, White and Brauen (RWB) Music Festival, featuring The Roots and Boots Tour with award winning country music artists on August 27, 2022.

Event Highlights: This tour offers the rare opportunity to see three of country music’s most-adored artists together with one band sharing stories and songs. Aaron Tippin (“You’ve Got To Stand For Something,” “Where The Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly”), Sammy Kershaw (“She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer”), and Collin Raye (“Love, Me,” “My Kind of Girl”) headline this year’s event. Collectively, they’ve amassed over 50 top-twenty Billboard hits. Three-time CMA Award winner and Grand Ole Opry member Pam Tillis (“Maybe It Was Memphis”), fan-favorite Richochet (“Daddy’s Money”), and chart-topper Wade Hayes (“Old Enough To Know Better”) are also appearing in this year’s lineup. Purchase tickets today at RWBMusicFest.com for the event taking place behind Uebelhor & Sons Toyota, located in Jasper, IN. Gates open at 3pm (EDT).

“The music groups that we bring are renowned worldwide, and especially from certain parts of Central America. Though the festival is a celebration of Latino culture, it truly is open to anyone, says Menjivar.

Eber Menjivar, ALASI President

LATINO

Switching genres once again, salsa on over to the Latino Culture Festival at in Huntingburg, IN.  This festival takes place over Labor Day weekend, September 2-3, 2022.

Event Highlights: The event is not only about coming together to celebrate Central American culture, but to share it with the entire community, says ALASI President Eber Menjivar. Festival-goers can enjoy a wide variety of options – papusas, tamales, tacos, and more – while listening to traditional Latino music played by notable bands.

Booths will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday.

More information about ALASI and the Latino Culture Fest can be found at: www.facebook.com/alasi.in

 

Ferdinand Folk Festival in Ferdinand, Indiana.

Ferdinand Folk Festival

Nestled among the rolling hills and fields of southern Indiana, bring the kiddos to enjoy this family and environmentally friendly (and FREE) festival as you relax on the lawn of Ferdinand, Indiana’s 18th Street Park.

The popular event takes place Saturday, September 17, 2022 providing a unique opportunity for people from the region to share a day of live music, art, and environmental/wellness eudcation. Kids can enjoy activities, interactive performances, inflatables and the playground.

Usually hosting some nationally renowned artists, the line-up for the 2022 event has not been announced yet, so check back in to see who will be performing at this year’s event!

For more information visit Ferdinandfolkfestival.com

Haunted Huntingburg Blues Festival

With the slogan of “Join Us if You Dare,” the Haunted Huntingburg Blues Festival is a frightfully good time featuring four talented blues ensembles, kids activities and inflatables, food trucks, and some liquor in the form of wine and craft beer sampling.

Musical line-up for the 2022 haunted event features the Carl Rodenberg Trio, Bleu Phonque, Warrior Kings, and Stillwell-Marsh Quintet. The backdrop for the festivities is a Halloween-decorated Market Street Park.

Full event details are not currently available; however, mark this in your calendar and check HauntedHuntingburg.com for their event updates.

Symphony Orchestra

The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt is spread in six markt locations throughout the charming “Barvarian-like” village. Held November 19–20, the markt features over 200 lavishly decorated booths spilling over with quality hand-created items, antiques, art, Christmas wares, delicious regional food and wine, live entertainment, a free concert, free tours and so much more.

Talented members of the Evansville Philharmonic Ensemble perform at the “Sounds of the Season” Concert, featuring beautiful, seasonal selections and traditional Christmas carols.  The concert takes place Saturday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST at St. Ferdinand Church.  As there is no admission, a freewill offering is encouraged.

For more information on the Christmas event visit FerdinandChristkindlmarkt.com.

MIXED GENRES

Stay in Market Street Park for the next music event series, “Fourth Fridays,” appropriately named with being right off of Huntingburg’s historic Fourth Street and taking place the fourth Fridays of the months of May, June, July, and August; thus, May 27, June 24, July 22, and August 26 for 2022.

JAZZ
Kicking off the many music festivals annualy in Dubois County is the Garden Gate Jazz, Wine & Craft Beer Festival. Save the date for Saturday, April 30th, 2023 and look for information to be updated in January of 2023.

Event Highlights: The Garden Gate festival features popular southern Indiana wineries and breweries offering samples with the option of purchasing wine and beer by the bottle, growler or by the glass. Talented jazz ensembles will take stage, creating a cool and relaxed environment while sipping on your favorite beverage of choice.

 

Red, White, and Brauen Music Festival Returns

The Red, White, & Brauen (RWB) Music Festival returns to Jasper, Indiana, for a second year. The event, presented by Shoe Sensation, takes place behind Uebelhor & Sons Toyota at 788 West 12th Avenue on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Produced by Rally Point...

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