Good People + Good Times = Great Festival Good People + Good Times = Great Festival

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Whether you’ve just returned from Summer Camp looking for your next festival fix or you’re counting down the days until Hyperion Homegrown later this summer – Good People Good Times should be up next on your summer festival schedule. Returning for the fifth consecutive year in a row with their best line up yet, Good People Good Times has certainly earned its spot among some of the Midwest’s best festivals.

The Festival

Situated upon 500 acres at beautiful Explore Brown County, the festival grounds offer a cozy camping experience that many larger events can’t provide when catering to massive crowds. Instead, Good People Good Times boasts camping so close to the stage that attendees are never more than a quick walk from the epicenter of festival activity.

A short jaunt down highway 65 gets you there in just over an hour from Indianapolis and the absence of big name, national headliners keeps the ticket price at a cool $50.

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Speaking of tickets, they’re only selling 800 of them, so make sure you purchase yours in advance. Presales will be will call only, so to make entry a breeze, print off your ticket confirmation and bring a photo ID with you. If you wait to buy at the gate, you’ll not only risk not getting in, but you’ll pay an extra $10, too.

The Bands

Perhaps you’ve not yet had the chance to see Turbo Suit, the new incarnation of Indy’s homegrown jamtronica band Cosby Sweater. Perhaps you’ve never seen the awe-inspiring, raw talent of one-man-band Zach Deputy. Perhaps you’re still sad about the shortened set from The Main Squeeze at Mojostock. Or perhaps you’re jazzed to catch a double set from Ekoostik Hookah, one of Ohio’s greatest jam bands. If any of these statements apply to you, Good People Good Times is the answer.

Good People Good Times Founder jams on stage at GPGT '14

Good People Good Times Founder Derick Howard jams on stage at GPGT ’14

 

We’d also be remiss not to highlight Audiodacity, one of Indy’s fastest-rising, hardest working, genre-of-all-trades bands. For the super funked-up festival attendees, don’t miss Cincinnati’s own bass player extraordinaire, Freekbass. Bluegrass fans will be happy to see double sets from both The New Old Calvary and Flatland Harmony Experiment. And if you’re ready to take a chance on an up-and-coming band out of Bloomington, don’t miss 800 lb Gorilla.

Whatever your reasoning for heading to Good People Good Times, it’s clear there’s something for everyone at this festival – even something for the kids! All ages 12 and under will be admitted for free (must be accompanied by an adult at all times) and are encouraged to visit the bounce house on Saturday from 12-4 pm. Also look for face painting by Joy Carter and a children’s hooping workshop on Saturday at 2 pm – all included in the price of your festival ticket!

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GPGT is family friendly!

Good People Good Times

June 5 & 6

Explore Brown County

2620 Valley Branch Rd

Nashville, Indiana

Presale tickets: $50

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Win Tickets

Want to win a ticket to this festival? All you have to do is follow these easy steps:

1. There are simply too many great bands on the GPGT lineup to mention them all in this preview. Leave a comment on this page telling us who YOU are most excited to see and why.

2. Repost this blog to your Facebook and/or Twitter – be sure to make it public and tag IndyMojo’s page so we can see it! Find us: Facebook! or Twitter!

Winners will be selected Monday June 1st! Be sure to check back to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!

Danielle Look Music Editor

Music Editor, Indymojo.com | Content Coordinator, Relevance.com| alum, Kelley School of Business | #dogmom

  • Brandon Gilliam

    May 27, 2015 #1 Author

    I’m looking forward to checking out Zach Deputy. I have some friends down in FL that have mentioned him a few times, so I’m def looking forward to seeing what he’s all about.

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  • Audrey

    May 27, 2015 #2 Author

    Good People Good Times is one of my favorite small festivals close to Indy. I am really looking forward to The Main Squeeze and Kaleidoscope Jukebox since the cops blew that chance for us as Mojostck 😉 Gotta get my fix!! <3 See you lovely peeps down there!!

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    • Jason

      June 2, 2015 #3 Author

      AMEN sista!!!

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  • Sara

    May 27, 2015 #4 Author

    Always love to see Hookah. Been seeing em since 1997 & now I get to share that experience with my daughter.

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  • Leigh

    May 28, 2015 #5 Author

    I have to choose one?! Oh man. This whole line up is beautiful. Really excited to see KJ get down with his bad self like always! But also ready to get funky with my boys funky junk!! And jam out to some squeeeeeze :)

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  • Charlotte

    May 28, 2015 #6 Author

    I would most look forward to seeing k jukebox because he said he was doing some cool new stuff. But I never wanna miss an Audiodacity set or hyryder. Always so much fun!

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  • Scott Kern

    June 1, 2015 #7 Author

    The Main Squeeze is who I’m super stoked to see. My good friend Elijah talked about how good they are and ever since I’ve really wanted to go experience it. And to top it off, this will be my first festival ever.

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  • Chris lucas

    June 1, 2015 #8 Author

    Could not be more excited for this whole weekend and line up, this will be one of, if not the only, fest I’ll get to attend this summer so picking just one band is almost impossible. Super stoked to see funky junk continue to kill it, this being their last show of the summer. Also havnt seen glostik willy in almost 2 years so there are guaranteed good times to be had!!!

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  • Garrett

    June 1, 2015 #9 Author

    GPGT’s is line up is soo fuego!! Not missing any sets but the one I’m most excited for is them boys Funky Junk.. No doubt they will be bringing the heat and melting faces..also Kaleidoscope Jukebox bringing the tasty beats!! Don’t miss it

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  • Jason

    June 2, 2015 #11 Author

    I still have musical blue balls that need to get squozen from when The Main Squeeze (and Kaleidoscope Jukebox for that matter) set got cut short at Mojostock…..gotta get my fix this weekend!!

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  • Breezy

    June 4, 2015 #12 Author

    800 Lb. Gorilla
    Puts music under my feet!
    Don’t miss them ! They Are truely my kinda funky!
    Look forward to my first adventure to this festival!, along with meeting new people!! Peace Hippy Love, Wendi

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  • Alisha

    June 4, 2015 #13 Author

    Can’t wait to party it down this weekend with some awesome bands such as 800 lb Gorilla and some good people!
    Ready to make memories!!:)

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