See what Indy Hostel's Hosted in the Past
3/22/2014 - Instameet
Photographers of Indianapolis meet at Indy Hostel for a tour of the Monon Trail & Broad Ripple area! Meet here at 3pm, bring your camera or cameraphone, and feel free to BYOB and snacks!
2/21/2014- Katie Krateur
Doors at 7pm, music at 8. All ages. BYOB (for 21+), $5 donation. Purchase tickets here!
2/7/2014 - Cyrus Youngman
Doors at 7pm, music at 8. Plenty of free parking. All ages. BYOB (21+). $5 donation. Purchase tickets here!
Monique Rust is an indy-based singer/songwriter who pulls from her experiences being a mother, daughter, sister, wife, and citizen-of-the-planet as inspiration for her uniquely chick-with-a-guitar, americana/folksy-bluesy sound. There will be freshly popped popcorn & sweets!
Willoughbry Sprig 1/24/14
Forming in the summer of 2009, Willoughby Sprig is the collaborative music project of Christopher and Nicholas Burrus. The twin brothers have developed their skills as multi-instrumentalists to pioneer a genre of music they call “Progressive Earth,” molding a musical style which is grounded in American and Western European folk traditions, and combining elements of Persian and Indian music with influences and technique from the instrumental music of Baroque Europe.
October 13th: Punkin Holler Boys
The Punkin Holler Boys began in 1998. They write & sing their own unique blend of Old-School Country, Bluegrass, Cajun & Rockabilly, at times bringing their quirky humor to songs of Life, Love & Liberty- sometimes all Lost! They bring a Midwest perspective to music that’ll bring a smile to anyone who likes Good Old American Music!!!
September 29th: A Ladies Affair
Join us on September 29th to shop, drink and be merry!
Admission is free!
Lux & Ivy will have their goods out back up for sale! Bring your girlfriends and a bottle of wine to kick back on a beautiful fall afternoon!
For more information about Lux & Ivy visit:
September 22nd: Old Truck Revival
We are welcoming fall with open arms by throwing an old fashioned party in the backyard
John Robert Bowyer and Junk Box Mike, Old Truck Revival. Performing Original Bluegrass and "Newgrass" Music. Both songwriters and multi-instrumentally talented. A very full sound from two fellas!
"Working hard in sharing bluegrass music."
The Blue Collar Bluegrass Band consists of friends that have been picking together for a few years. Each member shares the same passion for traditional bluegrass as well as "new grass" music. The band name Blue Collar Bluegrass represents the down to earth, hard working attitudes that each member shares for life, work and music.
August 20: Barefoot Movement
It wouldn’t be summer without at least one good show with a fiddle, bass, mandolin and guitar. We’re thrilled to have Barefoot Movement return to the Indy Hostel for another evening of great music. Shoes not required.
The Barefoot Movement is a quartet of immensely talented musicians from North & South Carolina and Tennessee whose music successfully melds Americana influences with the invigoration of acoustic modern rock and jazz. Their sound simultaneously captures the rustic beauty of old Southern front porch Bluegrass improvisation while being immediately accessible to the modern era.
The group was initially formed when Noah Wall, singer and fiddler, and Tommy Norris, mandolin player, attended high school together in their home county of Granville, NC and began setting Noah's lyrics to Tommy's chords. Though the band was threatened when the two members left to attend colleges in different states, it was while Noah was a student of the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Program at Eastern Tennessee State University that she met Quentin Acres, when both were chosen to perform for the Old-Time Pride Band. The three soon united to form The Barefoot Movement. The name evolved from Noah's tendency to remove her shoes during shows, a testament to the relaxed atmosphere and down-home stylings of the group. The trio met bassist Hasee Ciaccio at ETSU when she needed a ride home from Merlefest in 2011, and that ride in the Barefoot Van has continued ever since!
Noah Wall's voice is captivatingly honest, marked by a clarity of tone and connection that is rare among modern singers. Mandolin player Tommy Norris and rhythm guitarist Quentin Acres provide an instantly recognizable and intricate backdrop of melody--a symbiosis that allows the group unparalleled fusion and adaptability. Lyrics are written by Noah and are often based on her personal experiences. However, she is also blessed with a profound empathy that enables her to write lyrics based on the narratives of others. Listeners may find themselves engrossed in the travails of heartbreak or experiencing the anguish of war. Whatever the subject, Noah's lyrics are a journey through the human experience. This is made all the more poignant by Quentin's robust voice, which provides a masculine but emotional grounding woven throughout the band's melodies.
This evolution of sound can be heard in their latest record "Footwork," a polished opus showcasing the group's maturation and talent. Noah's voice is subtly piercing while displaying a remarkable range, from the toe-tapping, barn-raising Calico Jack to the melodic, nostalgic Tobacco Road. Barefoot Movement's newest album is nothing short of addictive. Embedded in each track are compelling visual evocations, complex tonal twists, and a downright good time. -Jenn Diffley
August 10th: 2013 Folk Festival
Thank you for helping us celebrate our 10 year anniversary with music, food, and Upland Brewed beers!
Kids bike parade at 10:30am
LIVE music on 2 stages
Street Block Party
Great Family FUN
Local Food Trucks and Upland Brewery Beers
Music Line Up (in no particular order)
Shiney & The Spoon
Stella Luna & the Satillites
Art Show: Muriel Charpentier King
Saturday, December 8 from 6-9 pm
French expatriate in Indianapolis since 2007, Muriel grew up and went to school in the Paris region in France. She feels especially lucky that she was encouraged to practice art since an early age, was urged to pursue it as her main choice of studies and was presented with many opportunities to see and witness artworks and art exhibitions from French and foreign artists her entire life. Even though she chose to study English, and major in American literature as well as getting an English teaching certification that allowed her to work in the French public system (to the exception of one year teaching abroad in London, Great-Britain and the last 5 years spent teaching French at the International School of Indiana in Indianapolis). She has kept a keen interest in art, whether it be practicing it or seeing it in all its forms.
Musing in museums from an early age, she was intrigued to try different techniques, which she mostly learnt on my own. She has always been interested in the importance of gesture and texture in Art, and especially abstract painting. The energy communicated by the hand of the painter translates into a dynamic message to be shared with the viewer. Similarly, the texture will attract the eye and trigger a sensual response in the viewer’s mind. She has enjoyed working with a lot of difference media, numerous types of paper, canvas, cardboard, wood, pencil, charcoal, dry and wax pastels, acrylic, water color and oil paint combined with wax in encaustic. Her inspiration mostly comes from the Abstract expressionism of such American painters as Joan Mitchell, Georgia O’Keefe, Sam Francis, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Mark Tobey, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages, French abstract painters and Antoni Tapies Spanish abstract painters.
Art Show: Mike Graves
Contemporary American artist Mike Graves has been producing art and music in Indianapolis for the last 16 years. Mike uses a wide range of media and subject matter to create pieces with diversity in style and composition. A closer look at his works portrays an intense image-maker, illustrator and painter showing the real to the surreal.
"The Mission of the Bridge collective is to create an environment where the arts flourish. We are a membership organization comprised of artists of all disciplines. Through professional development, we work to equip our artists with the necessary tools to improve and develop their personal skills, conduct business related to art and increase the success of their endeavors. Through the uniqueness of our organization, we seek to promote our members and to tour our movement from local to international audiences."
See more art at the bridge collective website.
Indy Hostel Folk Festival 2012
Thanks to all that came out for the 2012 Indy Hostel Folk Festival. It was a magical evening of great music, good friends, and wonderful smiles. See ya'll soon here at the Indy Hostel