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Thank you for supporting Winding Creek and a Big Thank You for Social Distancing!            
A Great Time was had by all! We are currently selecting bands for 2021 and will update the website when all bands are selected..........Stay Tuned!

Camping is Free, bring your RV or Tent and join us in 2021!
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       Bluegrass - Folk - Old Time


                 (10 miles west of Kokomo,IN)

        Navigate to: 9,912 County Road West, 100 South, Russiaville, IN 46979

A Weekend Get Away! Music - Camping - Hiking - Artist Crafts - Great Food


Ladies & Gentlemen look who's coming to Winding Creek!
Blackhawk Winery will be serving during the festival! 




Website visits since August 25, 2020

2020 Lineup! Kenny & Amanda Smith  Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys   Branded Bluegrass  FireBox  Flatland Harmony Experiment Stones Crossing Bahler Golden Age Band   New Outlook  Blue Holler  Alec Hurtubise & Friends  Medicinal Bluegrass  Mount Nebo - Foster Family Band Kokomo Cowboy Church Band . 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!
Enjoy the Shade at Winding Creek!



Check schedule page for bands playing times!


Flatland Harmony Experiment - Thurs & Sun

Fire Box Band - Thurs & Fri

Mount Nebo - (Foster Family Band) - Thurs

Medicinal Bluegrass - Fri

Branded Bluegrass - Fri & Sat

Kenny & Amanda Smith - Fri & Sat

Alec Hurtubise & Friends - Fri & Sat

Blue Holler - Sat

Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys - Sat

Bahler's Golden Age Band - Sat & Sun

New Outlook Band - Sat & Sun

Kokomo Cowboy Church Band - Sun

Stones Crossing - 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."

Kenny & Amanda Smith
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Kenny & Amanda have built a reputation over the past 18 years, recording top flight material & touring all over North America. From the time they were a young married couple, to the present day traveling with their young daughter in tow, Kenny's distinctive guitar playing and Amanda's ethereal voice have left a indelible mark on bluegrass music. Please help Bob & Duane welcome this talented couple!

New Outlook

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New Outlook band calls Ohio home. Lori & Brad Lambert team up with their band and always brings a strong sound to the stage! Lori has been impressing folks with her upright bass playing and powerful lead and harmonies for years. Brad brings to the group his own style of soul stirring and hard driving banjo pickin. Brad is a well round musican who can pick up about any instrument and put it to the test! They will also have their music store on hand at Winding Creek for your musical needs! Duane and Bob are certainly glad to have New Outlook join us in 2019.



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FireBox hales from Effingham, Illinois. In August they appeared on RFD-TV (The Bluegrass Trail Show). If you are looking for a traditional bluegrass this is the band! Click on their picture to learn more about FireBox! better yet come on Saturday to hear them first hand!

Stones Crossing

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Stones Crossing a newly formed Gospel group based out of Greenwood IN. Hoping to spread the Word through music & testimony playing Gospel & Bluegrass! The group is made up of Amanda & Mark Graham, Shalynn & Bill Adams. Come out Sunday and hear their wonderful family harmonies!


Alec Hurtubise


Alec loves bluegrass music and has dedicated much time to learning songs from the past by Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe. Click on Alec's picture above and watch a short video from 2012 on how his love for bluegrass got started.  

Medicinal Bluegrass Band

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Medicinal Bluegrass Band hails from Greentown Indiana! Their members live in the Kokomo area and play a nice variety of music with a bluegrass sound. They have played at Nobleville on the square and many other locations. Duane used to be a member until he moved to Florida. This band is very enjoyable to listen to and Winding Creek is glad to have them back for 2020!


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!

Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys
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Tony Holt and the Wildwood Valley Boys is a national band traveling all over the United States and Canada. Based in Southeast Indiana, the band gets its name from Tony's grandarents "Wildwood Farm" near Milan, IN.

Blue Holler

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Blue Holler is a great tradition bluegrass band from Northern Indiana and frequently play at North Judson on Saturday nights! Most recently played at Potato Creek State Park. They are a crowd pleaser and we hope you enjoy their music!

Flatland Harmony Experiment
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Pack your bags, bring your tent and plan on a fun time with this High Octane String Band from Indianapolis, Indiana! They echo the roots and sounds of bluegrass and promise to be exciting for the young crowd!

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 Wal-Mart in Kokomo Indiana. The band has been together over 15 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.....

Mount Nebo (Foster Family Band)

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Mount Nebo is a young family band of musicians, including 5 children ages 8 to 13 yrs old. Performing various bluegrass arrangements on the fiddle, guitar, madolin, dobro, bass fiddle and mountain dulcimer.  They play mostly traditional bluegrass music. Currently based in Carmel and have attended Winding Creek for many years! Duane and Bob are thrilled to have this band playing on stage Thursday 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 plays yearly 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.   


  • New Family friendly prices!
  • 1/2 off Gen admission for 11-21 years of age!
  • 10 and under are free!
  • Check out the New Student Prices on the Ticket Purchase Page!

Camping is Free, bring your RV or Tent and join us!
The fun starts on Thursday! 3 bands will be playing Thursday night, followed with a jam at the Log Cabin! Bring your instruments and join us at the Log Cabin!
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Youth Pick & Sing Workshop!

Free Youth Workshop on Saturday (go to Youth Workshop page for details)




Jam & Pick at your campsite, cabin, blacksmith shop or small stage that over looks the valley!





Camping is Free and we have lots of room for RV's and shaded tent camping near the stage! We look forward to seeing you this year. Wednesday or Thursday 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) (Generators are welcome! Quiet generators near the front camp area and campers with loud generators will be in the tree line farthest from stage area.)
Pets are allowed if you are camping! "See pet rules on camping page"









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


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.


"Jam/Pick with Friends and make New Friends"
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