Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Activities / Coming Events

July 31, 2013

Bacon Blues & Brew Music and Arts Festival at Walhill

The first annual Bacon Blues & Brew Music and Arts Festival (www.baconbluesandbrew.com) takes place Aug. 16-18 at Walhill Farm, reports owner Peter Hillenbrand. 

"This is going to be a very cool fest that will feature outstanding music from internationally-known artists, nationally touring fine artists as well as the best of the local art scene and, of course, the best in Walhill farm fresh food and local breweries."

Organizing group Bacon Blues & Brew, based in Batesville, is a crew made up of art lovers and music fans. Members include Walhill Farm events manager Ashli Brahman; Pepe Paras and Alyssa Wissel, Batesville; and Penny Lane and Jean Straber, Shelbyville.

Paras notes, "Together with Walhill Farm, we decided to organize a festival inspired by the roots of American music ... Although our goal is to emphasize the blues as a general and inspirational tone for our project, and one that we hope will become more evident each year, our selection of performers this first year is rather hybrid with a mission to present the living spirit of classic American music in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary." Throughout the weekend, attendees will hear jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, swing, rockabilly and rock and roll sounds.

"Junior Brown is our Saturday night headliner," Hillenbrand says. The Kirksville, Ind., native now lives in Nashville, Tenn. The primarily country guitarist and singer has released nine studio albums. He explains, "Brown's signature instrument, which he invented, is the 'guit-steel' double-neck guitar, a hybrid of electric and lap steel guitars." 

Other bands in the lineup include Honey Honey, The Iguanas, Noah Hunter & the 420 All-Stars and the Dex Romweber Duo.

Spectators can bring lawn chairs, blankets, mats and pillows to use at the outside stage only. Umbrellas are not permitted as they obscure views. These items will not be permitted at music sets in the air-conditioned barn. 

Text Only
Activities / Coming Events
  • Activities Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred. Wednesday, April 16 A rep

    April 15, 2014

  • Weekly Happenings Many events in our community happen on a weekly basis. For more information on these events, contact the person listed (if available). Alcoholics Anonymous "Closed meetings" for those who are alcoholics are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Mary Health

    April 15, 2014

  • Activities Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred. Saturday, April 12 St. Lo

    April 11, 2014

  • Weekly Happenings Many events in our community happen on a weekly basis. For more information on these events, contact the person listed (if available). Alcoholics Anonymous "Closed meetings" for those who are alcoholics are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Mary Health

    April 11, 2014

  • Activities Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred. Wednesday, April 9 The St

    April 8, 2014

  • Weekly Happenings Many events in our community happen on a weekly basis. For more information on these events, contact the person listed (if available). Alcoholics Anonymous "Closed meetings" for those who are alcoholics are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Mary Health

    April 4, 2014

  • Activities Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred. Saturday, April 5 The Bat

    April 4, 2014

  • Activities Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred. Wednesday, April 2 The Co

    April 1, 2014

  • Weekly Happenings Many events in our community happen on a weekly basis. For more information on these events, contact the person listed (if available). Alcoholics Anonymous "Closed meetings" for those who are alcoholics are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Mary Health

    April 1, 2014

  • Weekly Happenings Many events in our community happen on a weekly basis. For more information on these events, contact the person listed (if available). Alcoholics Anonymous "Closed meetings" for those who are alcoholics are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Mary Health

    March 28, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook