St. Meinrad Rocks Fest this weekend

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Inkspot Productions, LLC presents the 12th St. Meinrad Rocks Fest on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23. The two-day benefit music event will be held at St. Meinrad Park and will again feature FREE Admission.

Donations will be accepted for anyone wishing to contribute to the cause, with all proceeds going toward a future town museum.

This year’s event will again feature a beer garden (sponsored by Louie’s Tavern), children’s activities, and country and rock music by a total of 13 acts on two stages, bands and solo acts, returning favorites and newcomers, as well as a live animal show, free facepainting and balloons! 

Food trucks will be present both days, and fest and performer merchandise will also be available.

A Vendor Fair will take place on Saturday, from 2-6, in the park area. “It Takes a Village” will also have an Adoption Blitz on Saturday, so come find a new furry friend!

The gates and beer garden will open one hour before the show is scheduled to begin.

The lineup for the weekend is as follows (All times listed are Central and are subject to change):

BG = Beer Garden Stage

Friday, September 22

6 p.m. Star-Spangled Banner- Phil the Excitement                                                   

6:15 p.m. Josh Merritt (BG)

7 p.m. That’s What She Said

8:30 p.m. Michael Wilmes & Fred Waninger (BG)

9:15 p.m. 7 Deadly Sins

Saturday, September 23

12:30 p.m. Star-Spangled Banner- Phil the Excitement                                           

12:45 p.m. Megan & Isaac (BG)

1:30 p.m. Knights on Holiday

3:15 p.m. Vaguely Heeb (BG)

4 p.m. Saving Jordy

5 p.m. Silly Safaris Shows Inc. Live Animal Show (Park Area)

5:45 p.m. Ronnie Troesch (BG)

6:30 p.m. Silly Rules

8:15 p.m. Angel Rhodes (BG)

9 p.m. Dispel

The lineup includes an excellent array of popular local and regional acts, as well as a stellar array of music genres.

No carry-in alcohol will be allowed. IDs are required for entrance to the beer garden. 

Proceeds from the St. Meinrad Rocks Fest will benefit the town museum fund, a fund created via the Spencer County Community Foundation that will help to preserve the beauty of and history in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Organizer Carol (Ubelhor) Troesch added, “We are consistently working toward building funds to create a permanent display that will preserve town memorabilia and historical pieces. Bringing people and families together for a weekend of fun, music, and food is an excellent way to celebrate a small town’s heritage!”

Direct tax-deductible contributions to the fund can be mailed to the Spencer County Community Foundation at P.O. Box 3, Rockport, Indiana 47635 or made on-line at https://alliance.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=2295&sorg_id=1006

For more specific information, including details on becoming a 2023 sponsor, vendor or volunteer, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stmeinradrocksfest or contact Carol (Ubelhor) Troesch/ Inkspot Productions, LLC at www.facebook.com/InkspotProductionsLLC, via email at writstuf@psci.net, or 812-309-8523.

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