Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering to feature renowned Irish group Solas

The 41st Annual Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering will turn your definition of bluegrass music upside down.

The Whipstitch Sallies
The Whipstitch Sallies turn traditional string instruments upside down with a funky punk rock influence

Featuring everything from old-time country string music from The Red Squirrel Chasers to the rockin’ sounds “all-female Americana” group The Whipstitch Sallies, the annual music festival will have something for everyone – including open stages for local attendees.

“There’s this image of bluegrass being, slap your knee and go yee-haw. It’s actually a sophisticated and complex music. It’s not unlike jazz. It’s an essential American art form.”

Greg Cahill, performer in The Special Consensus (Journal & Courier)

The headliner will be renowned Irish-American band Solas on Saturday night. Irish for “light,” Solas brings their Shamrock City tour to town. If you think Irish music is solely about pubs, green beer, and leprechauns, prepare to be schooled by Solas.

Pack your camping gear (yep, the music continues late into the night) and your string instrument and head up the road from campus 10 minutes to Battle Ground. You’ll be in for a real musical treat this weekend.

If you go

The Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, held at the historic Battle of Tippecanoe memorial park in Battle Ground, expects a crowd of 20,000  starting  today and continues through Sunday, June 29.

Weekend pass: $35

Daily tickets: $15

More details, schedule, and camping information can be found at