St. Paul and the Broken Bones to Headline Indy's First Holler on the Hill Festival

David McClister
St. Paul and the Broken Bones

The two-day festival will take over the city’s oldest public park, Garfield Park.

Promoter, MOKB Presents has announced the inaugural Holler on the Hill festival in Indianapolis, Ind. From Sept. 22-23, the brand new event will take over the iconic Garfield Park with headlining performances from St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Moon Taxi, and Amanda Shires.

The two-day festival will have a diverse mix of Americana, folk, and alt-country music from industry veterans to rising stars. Colter Wall, Jamestown Revival, Hayes Carll, John Paul White, and emerging British singer/songwriter Jade Bird will all perform at the debut event.

Holler On the Hill expects to entertain an intimate 5,000 fans per with over 30 national, regional, and local performers that include Blitzen Trapper, Detroit Cobras, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Jesse Dayton, and more.

“I had this vision of a small but mighty gathering of die- hard working class music lovers eating, singing, drinking together in a laid back family reunion- like atmosphere,” said Holler on the Hill curator and founder, Josh Baker in a release. “With music as the centerpiece, Holler On The Hill provides a much-needed stewardship opportunity to support two causes I’m extremely passionate about: local agriculture and conservation.”

The country music lineup will be in addition to local artisans, restaurants, food trucks, and farmers market vendors throughout the festival. Indiana-made craft beer and cider selections will also be available.

The boutique gathering will be limited to 5,000 tickets per day to maintain a smaller, down-home feel for the festival’s community driven mission. Organizers hope to deliver an event that is equal parts neighborhood picnic, Family reunion and music festival.

“At this intersection of concerts and farming, I wanted to invite my worlds to collide and unite in an event space that was always meant to belong to everyone,” Baker said. “It’s our duty to give back and support the challenges facing our local family farms, the logging issues facing Indiana forests and the community groups that align with these ideals.”

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit five community organizations including the Indiana Farmers Union, Indiana Forest Alliance, Hoosier Organic Marketing Education (HOME), Garfield Park Farmers Market, and Indianapolis Parks Foundation.

Fans have the option of purchasing single day general admission or reserved seating tickets, as well as two-day festival passes. Tickets and more lineup information can be found at HollerOnTheHill.com.

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