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Paoli, Indiana debuts PaoliFest, Free Music & Art Fesitval!


Paoli, Indiana Debuts PaoliFest, Free Music and Art Festival


PaoliFest will take place on August 11, 2018 at the Tomato Products Company



PaoliFest is a free community music, art and film festival that will take place on August 11, 2018 at the Tomato Products Company, 295 W Thornton St., Paoli, IN. A one-day event, PaoliFest will feature national headlining music acts, local musicians, artists and films curated by local youth. Food and craft vendors will be on site. Music headliners include Appalatin (Louisville, KY), Harpeth Rising (Ohio and New York) and Dawg Yawp (Cincinnati, OH). Designed to create community, PaoliFest will be a family-friendly event. The schedule includes children’s programming, instrument workshops, jam sessions and an open mic.


One of the features of the festival is the Teen Film Program, led by Sarah Lasley, currently a Lecturer of Digital Art at Indiana University. The program will be a two-day intensive workshop covering all aspects of how to produce your own no-budget films, from storyboarding to shooting to editing and sound design. Students will work in groups to adapt and produce a short film script, filling a variety of roles in front of and behind the camera. The program will culminate in a public screening of the student films during PaoliFest. 


PaoliFest grounds will be the Tomato Products Company, a 1910 factory being renovated into a community arts center by Kara Schmidt, Andy Gerber and Tim Schmidt. Kara, Andy and Tim are building an artist-in-residency program called Black Vulture Project, which has already brought numerous artists and musicians into the community. PaoliFest is a joint venture between Black Vulture Project and Jordana Greenberg, a local musician and internationally touring performer who credits the musicians she encountered in Paoli among the influences that have shaped her career.


For more information, please contact: 

Jordana Greenberg 


(812) 320-1541