Madison's Kindered Folk Society
The Ohio River Valley Folk Society, originally created to support the music festival that became
RiverRoots, is relaunching itself as the Kindred Folk Society.
“RiverRoots was originally the Ohio River Valley Folk Festival. With the announcement that the annual
event was to undergo a change in format, our board wrestled with the decision whether or not to
continue. Ultimately, we decided to move ahead with a renewed sense of purpose,” explains board
president, Jim Bartlett. “For the last five years, we have produced a winter music series bearing the
RiverRoots name. We decided to rebrand the series, and our organization, and will continue to bring
nationally-touring, Americana musical acts to Madison.”
In addition to the music series, the Kindred Folk Society has provided free children’s programming, a
movie series, as well as financial support for events like the inaugural Mad Hop Music Festival. With the
relaunch, the organization hopes to broaden its footprint by increasing and diversifying cultural offerings
in and around Jefferson County, Indiana.
Kindred Folk Society Music Series Schedule, all shows at Red Bicycle Hall:
Saturday, December 21, 8 p.m. – The Tillers
Saturday, January 25, 8 p.m. - Bobby Bare Jr.
Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m. - Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Returning to the Red Bicycle Hall stage will be Cincinnati-based string band The Tillers on Saturday,
December 21th. Bloodshot Records recording artist, son of a country music legend and current member
of Guided By Voices, Bobby Bare Jr. brings his original brand of indie rock to town on Saturday, January
25 th . On Saturday, February 22 nd , bluegrass heavyweights Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper visit
Madison. A native of nearby Henryville, Michael Cleveland is a ten-time International Bluegrass Music
Association “Fiddler of the Year” winner. His band appears, in part, due to generous funding from the
Indiana Arts Commission.
An “early bird” season pass is available for sale via EventBrite.com. Information for shows can also be
found at redbicyclehall.com.
The Kindred Folk Society hopes to announce the final three or four dates for the Music Series in early
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