It's easy to become a member of the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering!
Your membership in the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering is crucial to making our mission a reality every year! Your annual contribution not only funds the festival and programs but keeps us going after bad weather and enables us to continue to offer additional programs and services throughout the year, including:
The Festival - The Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering is a nationally renown three-day acoustic musical festival featuring the finest old-time, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic and folk music on one stage. The festival is help annually under the ancient oaks in Battle Ground, Indiana's Battlefield Park the last full weekend in June.
Traditional Music Center - The Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering Traditional Music Center is located in the Wells Cultural Center in Lafayette at 638 North Street. Here we have our office, two performance stages for special concert events and along with exhibits dedicated to the traditional music history of Indiana. Our office is open all year acting as a traditional music resource.
Special Concert Events - Members receive advance notice of these events before tickets are offered to the general public.
Youth Programs - The future of any art form is always dependent on the next generation. This is especially true of traditional music. We have developed programs to nurture youth’s enthusiasm for the music.
- Fiddle & Banjo Classes - We’ve partnered with the Tippecanoe Arts Federation’s After School Arts Program to offer classes and provide instruments to regional youth during the fall and winter semesters.
- The Wilbur Ade Memorial Scholarhip - is awarded annually to a young Indiana traditional musician.
- Log Cabin Records - Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering continues to release high quality Compact Discs of music featured at the festival. We are the caretaker of a unique tape archive of countless hours of incredible performances spanning four decades.
IFG Membership Benefits Include:
All levels of membership receive:
- IFG Membership Card
- Vote at IFG Annual Meeting
- Newsletter + Email updates
- First Chance for Special Events Tickets
- Advance Notice of IFG CD Releases
- Invite to Annual Open House
- Festival Program Listing
IFG Membership Levels:
- Individual ($20)
- Family ($40)
- Hot Picker ($100-$199) = 1 Weekend Pass
- Master Fiddler ($200-$499) = 2 Weekend Passes + $5 Discount on IFG T-Shirt
- Patron ($500-$749) = 4 Weekend Passes + Free IFG T-Shirt
- Benefactor ($750- $999) = 6 Weekend Passes, Admission VIP Dinner (2) + Free IFG T-shirt
- Legend ($1000+) = 8 Weekend Passes, Admission VIP Dinner (2), framed IFG Poster + Free IFG T-shirt