Garden Gate Festival Returns July 17

HUNTINGBURG — Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 17, as the Garden Gate Festival returns once again to feature jazz, wine, and craft beer, as well as other fun additions, in and around the beautiful Market Street Park in downtown Huntingburg.

This fun-filled day will begin downtown with individuals putting on their running shoes for the “JazzedUP” 5K and 10K. Proceeds from this run/walk benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Visit their Facebook page to register for the event.

From 2 to 8 p.m., wine, craft beer and food vendors overtake Market Street Park for festival patrons to enjoy sampling and purchases. General admission is $5 and for anyone over 21, sampling admission is $20. Admission is free for anyone 18 and under.

Wineries at the event include: Ertel Cellars Winery, Monkey Hollow, Patoka Lake Winery, Best Vineyards, Madison County Winery and Windy Knoll. Breweries include: Lighthouse Brewery, Yard Goat Artisan Ales, St. Benedict Brew Works and Dubois County Suds Club. Food trucks include: Gypsy Moon, Wood Capital Pizza, Jasper Dog Haus and Monastery Baked Goods.

Talented jazz ensembles take center stage, bringing further excitement. The day will begin with the OCC Jazz Combo. Referred to as the music maker, band leader, dream weaver of Jazz, Wade Baker entertains alongside the rest of the Olney Central College Jazz Ensemble at this year’s Garden Gate Festival! Enjoy the eclectic fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk and groove music while keeping the integrity and spirit of the traditions of the jazz masters that the band respects so much. In addition to playing new music, the band also performs standard jazz repertoire with more modern arrangements of the tunes, developed by members of the group.

The headlining band, Honey Roy, will finish the jazz entertainment for the evening. Roy writes all the original material for the band. His father played saxophone with Chuck Berry, The Coasters, The Drifters, and Sam the Sham. Honey Roy was exposed to the music scene at a very young age in the streets of New Orleans, LA where he played harmonica for tips. Soon after, he led a band that was the opening act for Tonic in Memphis, TN and Train in Bloomington, IN. While studying music theory in Oregon he was voted best local band and recorded his first album. Those songs, along with his most recent songs are available on all music steaming services.

The Garden Gate Festival is coordinated by the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce, an organization that serves businesses of all sizes by providing leadership, advocacy, and member-to-member collaborative opportunities by working at a county, regional, and state level to foster growth and profitability for its members.

For more information, visit www.gardengatefestival.com.




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