Artists

After staging a festival for four decades (and counting), we’ve built up quite a rich history of strummers and singers. By name, year or alphabetical order, you can search our long lineup of past performers and learn more about the folks who get your hands clapping and your feet moving every summer.

One of the most popular musicians during the Gathering's salad days, this multifaceted performer literally introduced the hammer dulcimer to north-central Indiana audiences.  He currently resides...

Kenneth Charles Burns was an American country musician, comedian, and mandolin player. He was better known by his stage name Jethro from his years with Henry D. Haynes as part of the comedic...

The Burke's were Purdue University students and played their own style of old-time music in the Lafayette, Indiana area for years. 

Jim Gage was from Hammond, Indiana and was well-versed in the autoharp.  He played frequently with Walter Sikora who shared a love for old ballads. 

Jim Tilford and Jim Mikels were both longtime Lafayette area musicians and appeared in various forms at the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering for decades.  Both made themselves available as backup...

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