Folk fans welcomed to weekend festival

August 7, 2012 by  

For entertainment this Saturday, August 11, in the Indianapolis area, the Indy Hostel Folk Festival could be just the answer. The festival will be held at the Indy Hostel, located at 4903 Winthrop Avenue, from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Expert hula-hoop entertainers will be a part of the event, along with several regional and local musicians specializing in folk and roots music. The Spud Puppies, Barbara Bell, Adam James Sorenson, Old Truck Revival, and Whipstitch Sallies will be performing on the expanded stage, which is new for this year’s event. The acts will alternate between the deck area and the stage throughout the festival.

Guests can spend a relaxing afternoon with the family in an outdoor arena with a backyard setting. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs or blanket for lounging in the midst of transatlantic folk rock, ‘newgrass’, and traditional folk music. Food trucks will be available, although attendees can bring snacks or beverages if they prefer. Admission is free for kids under eight years old, $5 for those aged 8 – 12 years, and $15 for adults.

This is the second year of the Indy Hostel Folk Festival and promotions have already begun for this year’s activities. Print companies are likely to have been contacted for event flyer printing and other promotional materials.

If visiting the Folk Festival from out-of-town, the Indy Hostel’s accommodations are close to other Indianapolis highlights, like the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the Children’s Museum, Broad Ripple Village, and Butler University. Call 317-727-1696 for more information.