A FESTIVAL FOR EVERYONE!
2021 FIDDLERS: AUGUST 14
The Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering is an acoustic music festival located at the beautiful, national historic landmark, the Tippecanoe Battle Field Park in Battle Ground, Indiana. Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering is for everyone!
Some great news: this year it's by donation only! Give what you think it's worth (we're sure you'll agree it's worth a lot!). Donate now... donate often!
Featuring the best in old-time, bluegrass, folk, swing jazz fiddle, string band, Celtic, Mexican folk fiddle, and other music on one stage. Jam Sessions, Workshops, Children's Concert, Open Stage, and internationally-known headliners.
Due to public health and financial precautions related to the pandemic, we're jamming lots of great music into a one-day event. Bring your chairs and spread out to enjoy an experience reminiscent of the early days of Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering. We know many will be disappointed there's no camping this year, but we know you'll still enjoy the event. For nearly fifty years, we're about good people, good music, and good times! Join us as we fiddle away the pandemic blues! #IFG49
Free workshops all morning! Beginner, intermediate, and advanced workshops on instruments like fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and more! Detailed schedule coming soon!
Jam sessions all day long... start your own or participate in guided jams!
Mainstage Schedule / Lineup:
10am: Children's Concert with Mark Lyons and Annie Hatkie
12:30pm: Open Stage (i.e., open mic... show us your stuff!)
3pm: Kountry Kernals
4pm: Meztli Cultural
5pm: Jim Robertson & Friends
6pm: Christopher Layer & Friends
7pm: The Onlies
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
Battle Ground, Indiana located between Chicago and Indianapolis — just off Exit 178 from Interstate 65, seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana. For more information about the area, go to Visit Lafayette West Lafayette.
IFG INFO CENTER
Located at the IFG Entrance. Map of 2021 Fiddlers Gathering...Coming Soon!
Open Stage gives musicians of all ages and skill levels a chance to show their stuff! Open Stage is scheduled for Saturday morning.
Check in with the Open Stage MC behind the stage at to sign up. Show us what you've got! (More details coming soon!)
Workshops are FREE! For all ages, and all levels of experience. Just show up with your instrument! Coming Soon!
There will be no camping this year due to COVID-19 considerations. Sorry! We plan to have camping as usual next year!
We need volunteers during the festival! Gates, merchandise sales, information booth, parking assistants, or poster routes are just a few of the opportunities available. Email us to get involved.
As we all know, recycling has become an issue both around the country and here in Tippecanoe County. As a result, IFG is attempting new strategies this year that will help us to be good stewards of Battlefield Park and our local resources:
We encourage all attendees to first REDUCE and REUSE! If possible, bring reusable water bottles.
Please take back with you anything that you can easily recycle at home.
Please be alert to how to separate our recyclables from the trash. These 'waste streams' CANNOT be co-mingled or everything will be treated as trash.
Trash cans are conveniently located throughout the park. Please use these for any trash items - specifically used food containers like pizza boxes.
Please place your glass, cans, or plastic bottles in the designated recycling containers. Be alert - we cannot take used food containers. These must be treated like trash.
Our on-site volunteers will be available to answer questions and to help you place your trash/recyclables into the correct bins. Your help is greatly appreciated. If we each do a little, together we can do a lot.
The Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering not only prides itself on being a fully accessible event but has been recognized by the Indiana Arts Commission as a model of festival accessibility.
In 1990, the Fiddlers' Gathering brought in Therapeutic Innovations, Inc., of Brookston, Indiana, to conduct a study of the festival grounds. The Fiddlers' Gathering then implemented Therapeutic Innovations' recommendations into the grounds, as well as subsequent follow-up reports.
There are extensive handicap facilities integrated into the festival, including ample handicap parking (which is monitored), plenty of accessible bathroom facilities, and wheelchair-accessible seating areas close to the main stage.
And our staff is always available to accommodate any special needs.