Special Event in July

SPECIAL EVENT: In partnership with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

Both events will take place at the Eiteljorg Museum, located in downtown Indianapolis.

500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 46204

Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black

Concert: Saturday, July 20, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Songwriting Workshop: Sunday, July 21, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tickets to the concert/workshop also include admission to the Eiteljorg Museum exhibits that day! Come early, enjoy the museum exhibits, have lunch at the cafe, attend the afternoon concert, and then maybe go back and see a bit more of the museum after the show!

Tickets: $20 - $30

Concert + Workshop: $30

Concert Only: $20

Workshop Only: $20



This special concert experience will include new songs created by Kerry and Aspen based on items in the Eiteljorg Museum collection. as well as songs from their many recordings that evoke the spirit of the West,

Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black, both award-winning solo artists, have worked together as a duo since 2014. Influenced by the English ballad tradition, the string-band music of Aspen’s Appalachian home, and the corridos of the desert Southwest, where Kerry has lived and worked, their songs tell stories of the people and events that shaped the West.


Kerry Grombacher plays guitar and mandolin. His song “Range of the Buffalo” was named the 2021 Song of the Year by the International Western Music Association. He’s been featured on the ABC-TV adventure travel show, “Born to Explore,” and on the internationally-released Putumayo World Records CD “Cowboy Playground.” Kerry has released six albums of original songs, and his songs have been recorded by artists such as Jim Jones, Belinda Gail, The Texas Trailhands, Gary Prescott, and Trails & Rails.
There’s a room named for him at the Sands Motel in Grants NM, on Historic Route 66.

Aspen Black plays guitar and bass. Her song, “Born to be a Cowgirl” was a Finalist for the Western Writers of America’s 2024 Spur Award, and she’s a Will Rogers Medallion winner for her 2018 Cowboy Poetry CD, “Tales From the Road.” Aspen’s “Lovin’ the West” CD was the Rural Roots Music Commission’s 2017 Classic Western CD of the Year, and her “Eastern-Western Cowgirl” was the RRMC’s 2015 Female Country- Western CD of the Year. She is a multi-year Top Five finalist for the International Western Music Association’s Female Poet of the Year, and both her 2018 “Tales From the Road,” and her 2016 “Invisibility,” were Top Five finalists for the IWMA’s Cowboy
Poetry CD of the Year.

This is a SPECIAL EVENT that will be held at the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis.  The address is 500 W. Washington St., Indiapolis, IN, 46204.  For more information about the Eiteljorg Museum, including directions, please visit their website:  https://eiteljorg.org/

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About the Indy Folk Series

The Indy Folk Series is an all-ages listening room venue where the audience is up close and personal.  You’ll enjoy the superb acoustics, the art on the walls, and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Concerts are held in the performance space at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, our home since the series was founded in 2001.

We strive to be accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to all. If you need accommodations, please contact us: IndyFolkSeries@gmail.com.

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