Baker returns for jazz, art, wine, beer fest

Jasper native Wade Baker will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 12 at the third annual Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival in Huntingburg.

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HUNTINGBURG — The third annual Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, on the south side of Market Street behind Old Town Hall, 309 Geiger St., in Huntingburg.

Local artisans will sell unique items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and traditional and contemporary jazz sounds will blast from the stage from 2 to 8 p.m., featuring Brian Curella and the Jazz Vineyard of Louisville from 2 to 3:30 p.m., The Jasper Jazz Ensemble featuring 20 of the best musicians at Jasper High School from 3:30 to 4 p.m., the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project of Bloomington from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and the Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration with musicians from Indiana and Ohio, including Baker, a Jasper native, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

Samplings of Indiana craft beers and wines will be available to participants who are 21 and older for $10 beginning at 2 p.m.. Wine will be available from Best Vineyards in Elizabeth, Blue Heron Winery in Cannelton, Cedar Creek Winery in Martinsville, French Lick Winery, Madison County Winery in Pendleton, Mystique Winery in Lynnville, Monkey Hollow Winery in St. Meinrad, Pepper Ridge Winery in Rockport and Winzerwald Winery in Bristow. Beer will be presented by Basketcase Brewing Company in Jasper, Carson’s Brewery and Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, Cutters Brewing Company in Avon and Quaff On! Brewing Company in Nashville, Ind. The Dubois County Suds Club also will provide beer samples and host a homebrew competition. Full-size wine and beer servings will be available for purchase during the event, along with T-shirts, wine glasses and food.

Area residents planning to attend the festival, part of the annual Garden Gate Days held each spring in downtown Huntingburg, are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. Proceeds from the festival, funded in part by the Dubois County Tourism Commission, will go toward the Fourth Street Charitable Endowment.

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