The Folk School is about tradition. One of the greatest traditions within our culture is, well, er, traditions!
When we began our, now traditional, Blue Stone Folk Series we booked one of our favorite bands for the first concert, the Punkin’ Holler Boys. When we searched for a way to bring Halloween traditions back to the community we developed Frost on the Punkin’. We bring both together this Friday night as we showcase our large and funky new space.
From our board member and Punkin’ Holler fan, Jason Hathaway…
I wanted to let you know about a show we’ve got at Blue Stone Folk School next Friday. It’s special because it’s our annual Frost on the Punkin’ Halloween event, and it’s the debut of Blue Stone’s new home in the gradually restoring basement of The Victorian House at 1095 Conner St. in Noblesville. We had been occupying two rooms rent-free there, but the landlord needed those rooms for paying renters. Being a good guy, though, he offered us the expansive basement of the house if we cleaned it out and remodeled it. About a month into it, the basement is cleaned out and actual remodeling is about to start. The basement is, however, in good enough shape to host our first event there.
We’ll be featuring local folk favorites The Punkin’ Holler Boys from 7 to 9 p.m Friday, October 30, down in the Blue Stone
Basement (enter from the east parking lot), with a possible opening act to be named later. Hot dogs and hot cider will be available for a small donation, and the cover charge is $5. This is an all-ages, family event, and guests are encouraged to bring their own carved pumpkins for display in Blue Stone Folk School’s new “gallery”. Costumes are welcome.
This was an entertaining event last year, and it will be this year, too, with the addition of the Punkin’ Holler Boys, a fun band with lyrics and music dripping with all of the wonderful and warm feelings we associate with the autumn season.