Singer-songwriter showcase announced

FERDINAND — The fourth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Showcase will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in the theatre of St. Benedict’s Brew Works, 860 E. 10th St. The singer-songwriters will share their original works.

The showcase is a benefit concert to help keep the festival free. Admission at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for those under age 18.

This year’s showcase artists are David Wayne of Huntingburg, Douglas Haines of Winona Lake, Kriss Luckett and Greg Ziesemer of Madison, Jacob McDaniel of New Salisbury, Clayton N. Schroeder and Anna Wrasse of Bloomington and The Strings of Indian Creek (Christopher Bell, Arriana Cox, Brandon Bambusch) of Milltown and Orleans,.

The performers also will be featured at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, on the NextEra Energy Main Stage in 18th Street Park, to kick off the ninth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival. They also will have the option of performing a short set on the Kyana Woodstock Market Stage during the afternoon of the festival. The artists may sell CDs and merchandise at both events.

At the Aug. 19 showcase, St. Benedict’s Brew Works will be open from noon to 8 p.m. and will serve craft beer and artisan root beer, handmade pizza, soft pretzels, veggie burgers,and more. Visit for more information.

Co-presenting sponsors of the festival are Best Home Furnishings and Masterbrand Cabinets. The Main Stage sponsor is NextEra Energy Resources. The Market Stage is sponsored by Kyana Woodstock, and the Folk Jam Circle and Hospitality Tent are supported by Moore Music & Guitars.

The ninth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival is a free, family and environmentally friendly festival featuring internationally, nationally, and regionally touring singer-songwriters on the giant lawn’s main stage, dozens of artisan, food, and environmental/wellness booths, aerial dancers, giant renewable energy puppets, live animals for children to pet, many fun, educational music and nature programs for children, an animal parade for kids, eight entertaining and educational Tent Talks, a jam circle for all ages, workshops for all ages, and much more. Patrons may learn more about the event on Facebook and at


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