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100 South 9980 West, Russiaville, Indiana  (10 miles west of Kokomo)
Bob and Duane are happy to say all the bands are booked for 2016. Including New Found Road and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Larry Norfleet says 2016 is a killer line up and he's all reved up for next year! 
We have added Thursday to the festival at a very minimum cost of $10.00. New Found Road will be playing Thursday and also a couple of other bands.  Thurday night will be fun with a cook out for campers and walkins. Come and jam with the bands for a fun evening!!!!!!
Please pre enter the 2016 band contest! Don't be bashful, this contest is for new and amature bands/single artist. Take a shot at the $500.00 prize and have fun participating! See details on the band schedule page and give Bob or Duane a call or email.
Camping is free and we have lots of room for RV's and tent camping! We look forward to seeing you next year. Wed or Thurs set up is fine but the Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ticket cost must be paid if you set up early. 
Ruth Dunn is heading up Face Book and and ask that you would share the Winding Creek face book with your friends. If you came last year write a short note on your favorite part of Winding Creek.

Check out Sunday's Banjo Boogie Walk below "it's optional and for a great cause"!!!
WOW! New Found Road   Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper  Branded Bluegrass  Cornfields & Crossroads  Shane Adkins   Bahler Golden Age Band  Blue Mafia  New Balance  Alec Hurtibise & Friends this year. Join us and be part of theWinding Creek family. Please introduce yourself to Bob & Duane they would love to meet you Smile. Check out the bands below for more info about them!
Audience enjoys the shade at Winding Creek!


Winding Creek Main Stage Line Up for 2016 !

New Found Road- Thurs & Fri

Cornfields  & Crossroads - Thurs & Fri

Michael Cleveland & Flame Keeper - Sat

Branded Bluegrass - Fri & Sat

Blue Malfia - Fri & Sat

Alec Hurtibise & Friends - Fri & Sat

Shane Adkins - Sat & Sun

New Balance - Sat & Sun

Bahler's "Golden Age" Band - Sat & Sun

Rusty Nail Crossing ? - Sun

Kokomo Cowboy Church Band - Sun

Showcase Band Contest Winner - Sun




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Winding Creek is located 50 miles north of Indianapolis and 10 miles west of Kokomo, Indiana. "Go to the map page for the convenient route planner."

New Found Road

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Having New Found Road at Winding Creek is huge! Duane and Bob and many others are soooooo glad to have this band in 2106.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

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Michael and the bamd are t!op notch! If you want to hear the national award winning fiddle player of the year come to Winding Creek! We promise a great time!

Branded Bluegrass

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Winding Creek wouldn't be a Bluegrass Festival  without our local band Branded Blugrass! These guys are our dear friends and they always bring an enjoyable line up of great songs. They can flat Pick and they do GRIN. Come and hear these boys play on Friday & Saturday.

Shane Adkins
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Bob, Duane and Max Bell met Shane at Jerusalem Ridge and knew the Winding Creek family would love him and his style of playing. Shane is a singer, song writer, guitarist who is devoted to preserving tradition thumb and finger style guitar. His playing reflect Merle Travis, Chet Atkins & Doc Watson. This is one fellow you don't want to miss! He will also be teaching the Guitar Workshop on Saturday.

Enter the band contest and play on the main stage on Sunday if you are voted winner of the Winding Creek Band Contest. Goto the schedule page for details and registration.

Blue Mafia
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Duane & Bob met this band at SBGMA 2012 where they placed 3rd out of many bands. They have won other awards and we think they will appeal to the younger bluegrass fans. Invite your friends for some great bluegrass music on Sunday!

Vendor Booths:

  • Performers
  • Instruments
  • Food/Drinks
  • Antique Tractor Show
  • Home made ice cream by Carrol County Antique Tractor & Machinery Club
  • Artist Crafts

Workshops:(Saturday only)

  •  Fiddle
  • Mandolin
  • Guitar
  • Banjo

Things to Remember:

  • Free Dry/Primative Camping 
  • Your Instruments for Pickin & Jammin
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Cover will be in place if rain is threatening.
  • Invite Friends
  • Main festival grounds is shady


Looking for another fun Bluegrass festival..... Pick the picture below and find out more about Sheridan Bluegrass Fever.....


Click on cabin picture to visit the KohKohMah website which is a living history event taking place the 3rd weekend of September on the same grounds.


Rain or Shine

Website visits since Oct 3, 2014

   Bluegrass Sound Production

    Owner's Dave & Jean Yount                                                                                                    

Winding Creek's great sounds come from Bluegrass Sound Production. Owners Dave & Jean Yount are awesome when it comes to sound. If you're looking for great sound contact them at 317-519-9351 or select the banjo for their website.


New Balance
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New Balance Band originated in 2012. They have opened for the Steel Drivers, they were a sleeper for the Winding Creek Band contest. The crowds loved them and they have won other contest since. Bob and Duane are thrilled to have them back on the main stage 2015 on Saturday. We hope for their followers to come and join us for weekend!

Corn Fields & Cross Roads
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They have played the Bill Monroe Festival in Bean Blossom IN and also at the Bill's home place at Jerusalem Ridge KY. They also played the Honeywell Theatre in Wabash IN. They laugh because they beieve they were the first Hillbillies to ever step foot into an orchestra pit. If you are in the mood for some toe tappin, hard driving bluegrass come on out and see them at Winding Creek.


Bahler's "Golden Age" Band
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Hailing from the rural farmland near Bennetts Switch, Indiana, north of Kokomo the Bahler Family Band has played at the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering at Battleground just north of Lafayette which takes place in June. Winding Creek is honored to have their enjoyable string and voice harmony.   

Fairview Baptist Cowboy Church
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Cowboy Church band is headed up by Jim Rittenhouse.  Cowboy church is on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Fairview Baptist Church on Vaile Ave behind WalMart in Kokomo Indiana. The band has been together over 10 years and has a great time together. Pastor Steve Sherwood is a ventriloquist and adds a flare of humor every month along with the other dummies in the band. Come and join us each month for some fun Christian entertainment.....

Winding Creek is happy to present the     "Zionsville Flash"    Alec Hurtubise.  


Alec has sang on stage with many of the bluegrass greats by special invite and also frequents the Cowboy Church Band from Fairview Baptist Church in Kokomo on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 5 PM. He's been working hard on his banjo and we think you will enjoy the energy this young man brings to the stage.

Optional Fundraiser for Samaritan Caregivers
The "Banjo Boogie Walk"
Sunday, August 21 at 1:30 pm

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What a Hoot! You can see the famous Ruth Dunn play the Gut Bucket Base along with the Cowboy Church Boys. "Fun Music Fun Time for all!"
Take a beautiful walk through the woods & over winding creek and enjoy several bands along the way highlighting the banjo. The Sunday walk requires a minimum donation of $25 per walker and includes admission into the Bluegrass Festival for Sunday only. If you already have a weekend pass for the festival a $15 donation is required.  Proceeds to benifit Samaritan Caregivers Out Reach for Seniors 65 and older who reside in their own home. You can obtain more information & a walk packet by calling 765-453-7611. We promise this walk to be a delight for all who particpate and your donation will be going to a very worthy cause!
















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