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Robert Lester began playing and singing at the age of 13. His biggest influence has been the Stanley Brothers. He first began performing professionally with his band, Keeping Tradition, in 2004. The band recorded one album, which featured Mitchell Van Dyke on the banjo and James Price on the fiddle. One song from the album, “A Robin Built a Nest on Daddy’s Grave,” was featured on a compilation CD by Simm’s Records in Nashville! Robert has shared the stage with Larry Sparks and Ralf Stanley II among others. His last professional job was a lead singer with Larry Gillis’ band, of the Gillis Brothers. – Mitchell Opera House

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Celebrate and honor the “Limestone Capital of the World” with games, food, music and entertainment!


Limestone Heritage Festival Parade: Saturday, 6:00 PM.
Would you like to be in the Parade? CLICK HERE.

Food Vendors: Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM on the J Street section of Bedford’s Downtown Square.

Free Concerts:
6 – 8 PM: Summertime Band
8:30 – 10:30 PM: Stone Carnival

Saturday –
2 – 3 PM: Derrick Weidner
3:30 – 5 PM: Mr. Taggart
8 – 10 PM: Soul Street
10:30 – 11 PM: Soul Street Resumes

Beer Garden:
6 PM – Midnight at the Harp Commons Stage

Noon – 11 PM at the Harm Commons Stage

Fireworks: In Downtown Bedford at 10:00 PM on Saturday.

Limestone Carving Exhibit: Friday –  at the Downtown Depot + Architectural Walking Tours.

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Sweet Water Band is a Southern Indiana based band comprised of talented musicians dedicated to providing a variety of cover tunes to accommodate any age group.  Their repertoire of songs include: contemporary country, classic rock, and old time rock. This group is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any event.  Their diversity and passion for music are as deep as their Southern Indiana roots. Their sound is soothing and fun, so the crowd can enjoy the music as well as a conversation with their friends.   The Band consists of the talents of: Bob on bass, vocals & harmonies; John on drums, vocals & harmonies; Stu on guitar and vocals; and John “Jed” Guillaume on lead guitar, lead vocals, and harmonies. – Mitchell Opera House

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The Disabled Veterans Wish Foundation presents:


Singer of

“Bandy the Rodeo Clown”
“Too Old to Die Young”
“It’s a Cheatin’ Situation”

Get you ticket today and enjoy a fun night of country music! Along with Moe Bandy will be The Band Pure Country.

All proceeds for the event will go to the DVWF.


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Call (812)583-0335 ~ (812)278-7071 ~ (812)530-9422

Doors open at 5:00 – Show starts at 5:45


BNL S.A.D.D (Students against Destructive Decisions, Lawrence County Tourism, Bedford Ford and Lincoln Mercury, Royalty Roofing in memory of Ralph, Morris, & Sam Royalty, Larry Limp’s Trucking, and Strauss Financial

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9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Limestone Carving

Stop by Artisan Experience to find out how you can take a piece of carved limestone home! Located in Twin Caves Parking Lot.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Topography Artwork
Lisa Walsh will be demonstrating her unique line of jewelry inspired by the topography of Spring Mill State Park. At the Lakeview Activity Center.

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Adult Canvas Painting
All supplies are included for this free event. Prior registration is required because space is limited. Under instruction of Brown County artist, Anabel Hopkins, paint your choice of flowers in the farden or log buildings. In the Pioneer Village. RSVP by contacting Hopkins at

11:00 AM Caves, Kilns and Buildings Hike
Join Spring Mill to learn about the role Limestone has played (and continues to play) in our park as wall as our community. Also take a look at some of its uses and shaping of our landscape. Meet at Village Grist Mill.

1:00 PM Hiking Rocks
Lawrence County is famous for its Limestone. Meet Aaron for a short hike on Trail 4 and learn all about Indiana’s famed stone. Moderate 45 minute hike. Meet at Village Parking Lot.



10:00 AM Lovely Limestone!
What is it? How does it form? How it used and how does it change? Meet at Lakview Activity Center.

1:00 PM Donaldson Cave Hike
Join volunteer, Anthony, for a hike to Donaldson Cave. Learn about the limestone that most caves are made of.


For more information, please contact Spring Mill: 812-849-3534

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Join us at the Judah Heritage Festival for a weekend of family fun, entertainment, auctions, contests and live music!


The Judah Heritage Festival brings the community together every year with festive activities for everyone to enjoy. Join us for a weekend full of fun!

Below is the schedule:

6:30 PM Festival Queen Pageant @ Valley Mission Church

5:00 – 9:00 PM Midway Open – Rides and Games
6:00 PM Festival Queen and Princess Crowning
7:00 – 8:30 PM Kirby Stailey

1:00 – 10:00 PM Judah Fest Marketplace
5:00 – 7:00 PM Indiana Pacers FAN VAN
5:00 – 10:00 PM Midway Open – Rides and Games
5:00 – 10:00 PM Silent Auction
6:30 – 8:00 PM The Rumors
8:30 – 10:00 PM Jackson Dreyer

All Day Judah Fest Marketplace
7:00 AM Onsite Registration for 5k
8:00 AM 5K Walk/Run
8:00 AM Kids Relay Races
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Silent Auction
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Midway Open – Rides and Games Session 1
12:00 – 3:00 PM Classic Car Cruise In
12:00 – 3:00 PM Shannon and Deb – Stars 99.3 WBED
12:30 – GONE Buy the People’s Choice Pork from BBQ Competition
3:00 PM Parade Line Up by Holts Cafe
4:00 PM Parade through Judah
4:00 – 10:00 PM Midway Open – Rides and Games Session 2
4:30 PM Awards for BBQ Competition
5:15 – 6:30 PM Old and Gold
7:00 – 8:15 PM Gran Torino
8:45 – 10:15 PM Sheila Stephen

Check out the Facebook Page for more information!

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Join us at the Mitchell Opera House for a fun show of friendly competition. Watch as local talent perform for the grand prize of $1,000. Think of it as a smaller version of America’s Got Talent!

We hope to see you there as you!

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Kirby was born and raised in Southern Indiana and began singing in church at the age of 5.  From that point on, music held a special place in his life. During his youth, he played bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and sang lead vocals in a variety of different bands from heavy metal, blues, rock and roll, and country. He now performs Country-Gospel, Contemporary Christian, and Modern Country. Kirby now resides in Orange County, Indiana and is writing and singing as much as ever. – Mitchell Opera House

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“Brutally Handsome is a group that celebrates the best-selling group of the 20th Century, the Eagles! The band is comprised of five veteran musicians dedicated to recreating as closely as possible the music and vocals of the Eagles. From the early years that helped define the California country-rock sound to the later edgier years, and even touching on solo work, these versatile performers can cover the Eagles’ different styles with ease. Their love and enthusiasm for the music of the quintessential American band makes Brutally Handsome a crowd favorite!” – Mitchell Opera House

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Join us at the Mitchell Opera House for a fun show of friendly competition. Watch as local talent perform for the grand prize of $1,000. Think of it as a smaller version of America’s Got Talent!

We hope to see you there as you!

CLICK HERE to get your tickets!