About Holler on the Hill

We wanted a festival that was as simple and approachable as a pickin’ and singin’ session on a neighbor’s porch, and that was the idea from which Holler On The Hill was born.
Holler On The Hill was born from the notion that music festivals should be as fun, casual, and accessible as a pickin’ and singin’ session on a neighbor’s porch. Holler On The Hill embraces community. Best described as equal parts picnic, music festival, and family reunion, we welcome families and cool kids alike, artists and live music fans.

Holler On The Hill’s curator and founder, Josh Baker, has been a longtime advocate of re-establishing Garfield Park as an accessible and affordable concert destination. As music festivals drift to atmospheric expense, Baker wanted to create a festival for the working class, returning the festival experience to something truly open to all.

Through our mission of connecting people with great music through events, the festival supports a number of local and state organizations we hold dear, as well as musicians we’ve grown with over the years. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit our friends at the Indiana Farmers Union, Indiana Forest Alliance, Hoosier Organic Marketing Education (HOME), Garfield Park Farmers Market, and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. What these non-profits share is a commitment to protecting our agricultural heritage, and securing the unblemished beauty of our forests and farms for future generations.

It’s our way of saying thank you for every ticket purchased, every show attended, and every social post shared that helped us get to where we are. It’s a bit of a family reunion for us, and we’re excited to share it with our friends and neighbors across Indiana and beyond.

About Garfield Park

Created in 1881, Garfield Park is the oldest public park in Indianapolis. Famed landscape architect George Edward Kessler designed the Sunken Gardens in 1908, and the park has become a quintessential piece of historic Indianapolis Landmarks. The park’s MacAllister Center for the Performing Arts has hosted numerous notable artists in the past, including Guess Who, Dolly Parton, Chuck Mangione, and the first production of Starlight Musicals in 1944.