Nestled among the hills and fields of southwest Indiana, the Ferdinand Folk Festival takes place in beautiful 18th Street Park on Saturday, September 17th. The park provides a unique, family, and earth-friendly opportunity for people from the area to enjoy a day of live music, art, and environmental/wellness education.

Your day will be filled with FREE live music on the NextEra Energy main Stage, solar powered by Whole Sun Designs Inc. On the Kyana Woodstock Market Stage, enjoy some of the area’s best singer-songwriters. Throughout the park, they have children’s activities, interactive music programs, yoga for kids, a dog and clown show, storytelling, a concert, and much more. You can also visit artisan and food booths, along with many environment and wellness exhibits and demonstrations in the shaded area. 


You may bring blankets, lawn chairs, and sit back and listen to the live music. You will hear Americana, folk, roots blues, reggae, and list goes on. There are plenty of trees around that give the perfect shade you and your family. You may bring coolers into the park, but bottles are not allowed. Pop up canopy tents are permitted only along the very outer edges of the lawn. The day can also be a fun day for families who own pets. Pets are welcomed. Just please pick up after them and keep them on a leash.

Ferdinand Folk Festival in Ferdinand, Indiana.

The festival’s primary mission is to promote—through music, art, and environmental education—the health and wellness of community. This folk music festival—folk music defined as “music originating among the common people of a nation or a region”—has its roots in several well-received, local house concert series and a desire to share outstanding singer-songwriter-musicians with a broader audience. By bringing people together in a festive spirit, the event organizers wish to celebrate the natural beauty found here, share our neighborly values, learn about ways to improve Indiana’s bottom-ranking environmental record, and offer a unique venue to experience quality music, good food, and original art.


Check out the videos below showcasing the artists music.

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