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100 South 9980 West, Russiaville, Indiana  (10 miles west of Kokomo)
Duane and Bob are  looking forward to 2017! Check out the band lineup below!
Many folks enjoyed the addition of Thursday to the festival! 3 bands will be playing Thursday night on the stage followed with a jam at the  Log Cabin! 30 pickers jammed at the Log Cabin with the bands last year and had a great time! Come and join in on the fun this year!
Open Mic Stage is back! there will not be a band contest this year do to lack of interest. The stage behind the blacksmith shop will be open throughout the weekend for individual artist or bands to display their talent! A single omni mic will be set up and ready to go. If you have any questions please contact Bob, Duane or the front gate.
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 please write a short note on your favorite part of Winding Creek.

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Camping is Free and we have lots of room for RV's and tent camping! We look forward to seeing you this year. Wed or Thurs set up is fine but the Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ticket cost must be paid if you set up early. (Primitive Camping - no hook ups- water is available) 

Another Great Line Up! Volume Five   The Surly Gentlemen  Branded Bluegrass  Phillip Steinmetz as Grandpa Jones  Blue Mafia   Bahler Golden Age Band  Elk Ridge  Kim Robin's & 40 Years Late  Alec Hurtibise & Friends & Borrowed Tyme . Join us and be part of the Winding 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!
Shade is no stranger at Winding Creek!


Winding Creek Main Stage Line Up for 2017 !

Surly Gentlemen - Thurs & Fri

Kim Robin's & 40 Years Late - Thurs

 Borrowed Tyme - Thurs

Volume Five - Fri & Sat

Branded Bluegrass - Fri & Sat

Phillip Steinmetz - Fri & Sat

Alec Hurtibise & Friends - Fri & Sat

Bahler's Golden Age Band - Sat & Sun

Blue Mafia - Sat & Sun

Elk Ridge - Sat & Sun

Kokomo Cowboy Church Band - 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."

Volume Five

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Founded by Glen Harrel(Fiddle & Vocals), Volume Five also includes the talents of Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals) and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals). These Five musicians truly blend into a band of staying power! V5 teamed with Mountain Fever Records are an IBMA award winning band! Duane and Bob invite you out to Winding Creek to experience their awesome sound!

Surly Gentlemen

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Clay Hess, Tim Shelton and Brennan Hess have teamed up as "The Surly Gentleman"!!!!! Clay and Tim are at the top of the class when it comes to musical talent and we are glad to have them at Winding Creek! Come out and listen to this new trio as they take the stage at Winding Creek on Thursday and Friday!

Branded Bluegrass

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Branded Bluegrass have been making great strides! Winding Creek is honored to call them our hometown band and friends! Their new CD "Most Welcome" is a huge success! With their booking increase Duane & Bob are glad they have kept Winding Creek weekend open, come out and give your ears some great pleasure on Friday and Saturday as they grace the stage!

Phillip and his Great Uncle Grandpa Jones!

Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans

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Phillip Steinmetz (lead vocals, clawhammer banjo & guitar) was to taught to play the clawhammer banjo at the age of eleven by his Great Uncle, Grandpa Jones, of Hee Haw and Grand Old Opry Fame.  Phillip is a three time National Old Time Banjo Chapion. Phillip is also a regular on RFD-TV's the Cumberland Highlander Show.  Phillip will be joined at Winding Creek with his lovely wife Misty and the Sunny Tennesseans. Please come and give them a Big Winding Creek Welcome!


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
  • 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.


"Open Mic Stage"
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Shaded tent sites near stage area!


Great RV camping - Primitive no hook ups - Generators welcome!


Blue Mafia
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Blue Mafia is a brain-child of guitarist Tony Wray, this band has unbelievable stage energy! In 2014 they signed on with Pinecastle Records and have been making history ever since! They appeal to young and old and as always Bob and Duane are glad they are part of the Winding Creek family, bring your lawn chairs and plan on some grand entertainment from Blue Malfia!

Elk Ridge
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Duane & Bob have been talking with Tim Coffey for several years about Elk Ridge performing at Winding Creek! Well it finally happened and we are excited to have Elk Ridge on stage on Saturday and Sunday. Come out and support this fine band from Indiana!

Kim Robins & 40 Years Late
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Kim Robins and 40 Years Late is a high energy bluegrass band featuring a collection of talented musicians and vocalist who share a love for traditional and contemporary bluegrass and country music. Kim's strong bluesy vocal chops earned her a nomination for a IBMA Momentum Vocalist Award in 2015. She is Winding Creek's first stand out Female artist with a Bluegrass/Country charm.  We look forward to her music on Thursday night 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.

Borrowed Tyme
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Borrowed Tyme is based out of Indiana and performs mostly in the Midwest area, but is looking forward to expanding tour dates to other various parts of the country. If you like solid bluegrass and gospel music come to Winding Creek on Thursday and enjoy some Borrowed Tyme! 

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   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.

















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