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. Read more
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE LANGHORNE SLIM CAITLIN ROSE
POKEY LAFARGE AND THE SOUTH CITY THREE THE TILLERS
CHARLIE PARR THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS WHISKEY BENT VALLEY BOYS
CHICAGO FARMER BLOODROOTS BARTER SHINY AND THE SPOON
SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION JEREMY PINNELL AND THE 55′S
JOSH EAGLE AND THE HARVEST CITY THE KENTUCKY STRUTS
THE BLUE ROCK BOYS EASY TOM EBY FRONTIER FOLK NEBRASKA
MAGNOLIA MOUNTAIN MA CROW UNCLE MIKE CARR WITH SEAN GEIL
RATTLE SNAKIN DADDIES BILLY CATFISH SASSY MOLASSESS
RABBIT HASH STRING BAND RED CEDARS BEN KNIGHT
AND MORE TO COME
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Hey there Beardos!
Thanks again for coming out to The Building last Friday for the 2nd Pre-Show, We hope ya?ll had fun. . . we sure did!
At that show we were proud to announce that WBFF 2011 will be held in FRIENDSHIP, INDIANA this August! We sure hope to see you there!
At this time there are a LIMITED number of festival tickets to be bought by YOU at a DISCOUNTED price. Once these 60 discounted tickets are gone, regular priced tickets will continue to be sold until the weekend of the Festival! Read more
Happy New Year ORIGINAL WHISPERING BEARDOS!!!
Thank you for all of your support and help in making 2010 a successful year for all of us here at WBFF. We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2011! But, before we can get into all the new and exciting ventures we have planned for y’all, we’re here today to clarify a few rumors that have been flyin’ around all the internet water coolers.
The Whispering Beard Folk Festival will not be held at Thornhill Farms in 2011. The premise of The Whispering Beard Folk Festival has, and will always be, the notion that great talent, great art, and great music should always be within the grasp of great common people. The idea did not stem from a yearning to make a profit or the need for some great payoff in the end. The idea was spurred on by something greater, a
possibility. The possibility that the art, talent, music, and the community of it all, could prosper; even if only for three days, into a vision we could all believe in. Read more