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This Outdoor Festival is still a go!                                                                                         Bring your lawn chairs, social distance your group and have a great time!

       Bluegrass - Folk - Old Time


                 (10 miles west of Kokomo,IN)

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

A Weekend Get Away! Music - Camping - Hiking - Artist Crafts - Great Food
2 hour Youth Workshop is planned for Saturday only! See Youth Workshop page for details!
Stew's Slow Jam was another succesful workshop for players who enjoy a slower pace! See below for details.

Website visits since Feb 18, 2020

2020 Lineup! Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle   Kenny & Amanda Smith  Wayfarers Band   Branded Bluegrass  FireBox  Flatland Harmony Experiment   Bahler Golden Age Band   New Outlook  Alec Hurtubise & Friends  Medicinal Bluegrass  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

Medicinal Bluegrass - Thurs

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle - Fri & Sat

Branded Bluegrass - Fri & Sat

Kenny & Amanda Smith - Fri & Sat

Alec Hurtubise & Friends - Fri & Sat

The Wayfarers - Sat

Bahler's Golden Age Band - Sat & Sun

New Outlook Band - 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."

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

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  Steve had already won esteem for his lofty tenor voice & emotional delivery as an entertainer at Kentucky's historic Renfro Valley well before he joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, which brought him a wider but no less appreciative audience. Winding Creek is excited to have Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle for 2020!

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!

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!

The Wayfarers Band
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We can't wait for The Wayfarers to preform! People of all ages are drawn to their infectious sounds! Their fuse tight musicianship - centered largely by fiddle - with high energy characterized by early mountain music. With oldtime radio shows setting the example, their style encompasses Appalacian dance music, traditional mountain fiddle tunes and pre bluegrass music of the 1920's resulting in a doze of nostalgic Americana!


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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!

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.


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.  

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!

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!


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.....

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!
Share the Winding Creek Facebook page with your friends. If you came last year please write a short note on your favorite part of Winding Creek.

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Youth Pick & Sing Workshop!

Free Youth Workshop (go to Youth Workshop page for registration form & details)




Stew's Slow Jam  - Acoustic Instruments Only!

Contact Stew for questions: stewkazoo@sbcglobal.net




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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