This Weekend's Whispering Beard Folk Fest in Indiana Features Great Lake Swimmers, Banditos, The Tillers, Mapache and More

Camp, sing along and hang out in Friendship, Ind.

click to enlarge Great Lake Swimmers - Photo: Marina Manushenko
Photo: Marina Manushenko
Great Lake Swimmers

This 11th-annual hoedown hootenanny held in the aptly named Friendship, Ind. is a celebration of Folk music, camping and good vibes with fellow Beardos.

This year’s lineup features Great Lake Swimmers, Banditos, The Tillers, Mapache, Young Heirlooms, Frontier Folk Nebraska and plenty more to get you through three days and nights of music, food, a craft market and square dancing.

As the website says, “WBFF isn’t about any one person, or one group Ñ it’s about the community. It’s about the need to preserve traditional Folk music as well as encourage a new wave of younger Folk-inspired musicians. It’s about the soil in bluegrass; the dirt behind the fingernails.”

Through Sunday. Day passes are $10-$55; weekend passes are $80 advance and $90 at the gate; children are $5 per day or $10 per weekend; camping rates run $55-$225 for VIB (Very Important Beardo).

Old Mill Campground, 8544 W. 690 N., Friendship, Ind.,

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