Photo by Scott Preston
Whispering Beard Folk Festival is a three day music festival heading into its 5th year. Without the help of any corporate sponsors, WBFF depends solely on word of mouth and a commitment to its fans to bring some of the best local and national talent in the Folk/Americana genre of music. Going into its 2nd year at Friendship, Indiana’s Old Mill Campground this August 24th, 25th, and 26th, WBFF has quickly gained traction as being one of the Midwest’s premier outdoor music festivals.
Based out of Cincinnati, WBFF started as a small backyard hootenanny in front of 150 fans, the foundation of whom are now known as Beardos. While the festival has grown considerably over the years, bringing to their stages the likes of Guy Clark, Peter Rowan, Hayes Carll, Todd Snider, Trampled by Turtles and the Hackensaw Boys as well as over 100 other performers, those 150 original “Beardos” have turned into well over 2,000.
WBFF has turned it up a bit this year with headliners Justin Townes Earle, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and Langhorne Slim, as well as other national acts such as Pokey LaFarge and Caitlyn Rose. With local favorites the Tillers and festival favorite Chicago Farmer also on the bill, this year’s line-up is once again showing WBFF’s commitment to their “Beardos” that they will continue building on the momentum of each past festival to bring the best talent to their stages as possible.
So come down to the Old Mill Campground in Friendship, Indiana this August 24th, 25th, and 26th, and experience one of the premier music festivals the Midwest has to offer. Visit www.whisperingbeard.com for more details or visit us on facebook, www.facebook.com/whisperingbeard