It is that time of year again!  It is Beard-thirty time!  Dust off those beards, air out those tents, and clean out your coolers.  It is time to get ready for another grand old time at the annual Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, Indiana.  Bring your beards or borrow a friend’s beard for a festival that is like no other, complete with a full lineup of banjo picking, swing dancing, and porch singing traditional and maybe not-so-traditional good ol’, down-home folk music, that last an entire weekend.  In addition, there will be bushels of good eats to get your grub on and keep you kicking including the legendary Eli’s BBQ and Jugheads Grub, and to tickle your fancy, a handful of artisan vendors will be within a holler.  Most importantly, do not forget your tent because you are going to want to campout to savor every minute of this toe-tapping, knee-clapping, and beard dancing musical weekend hoedown with friends from all over our fine nation! 


Thursday, August 21 (Sneak Peek)
Jake Book
Rabbit Hash String Band
Joe’s Truck Stop 

Friday, August 22
Easy Tome Eby
Dead Man String Band
Honey & Houston
Hocking River String Band
Ben Knight & The Welldiggers
The Whipstitch Sallies
Ryan Spearman
Vinegar Creek Constituency
Jeremy Pinnell and the '55s
10 String Symphony
Chicago Farmer
Willy Tea Taylor
Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Charlie & The Foxtrots (Late Night) 

Saturday, August 23
The Great Wide Open
Fabulous Byurd Brains
My Brother The Bear
Frontier Folk Nebraska
Angela Perley & The Howlin Moons
Guy Marshall Band
Downhill Strugglers
The Harmed Brothers
Drunken Catfish Ramblers
The Whiskey Gentry
JD Wildes & The Dirt Daubers
Fairfield Four
Possessed By Paul James
The Tillers
Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle (Late Night) 

Sunday, August 24
Red Beards Revenge
Red Cedars
Lonesome Jared & The Heart Attacks
Mt. Pleasant String Band
Arlo McKinley 

More information is available at!

Whispering Beard Folk Festival
1st Street and Friendship Rd
Friendship, IN
August 22, 23, & 24
11am -2am


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