For the first time in the Black Swamp Arts Festival’s history, the Juried Art Show on Main Street will open on Friday from 5-8 p.m.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival has been selected as the favorite art fair/festival in the Fairs, Festivals and Parades category by ohiomagazine.com.
After a rainy 2018 edition — and with concerns about downtown construction this year — the 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival appears to have been one of the most successful ever.
Nearly perfect festival weather, combined with cleared construction from the downtown Bowling Green roads, made for a full Black Swamp Arts Festival weekend.
The 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival announced the winners of the Juried Art Show. Nick Ringelstetter, a mixed media artist from Spring Green, Wisconsin won Best in Show. Jurors said they appreciated the “energy and high octane” of his diverse work. Best 2-D was awarded to Joe Dagostino, a pho…
Justin Payne (left), of Bowling Green, and Tyler Simon, of North Baltimore, both with the band Justin Payne & Co., entertain Friday evening on the main stage during the Black Swamp Arts Festival. The annual arts festival continues today through Sunday with food, live music and hundreds o…
Inside Voices, an 11-member a cappella group based in Bowling Green, has big plans beyond appearing on the 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival Community Stage on Saturday.
Samantha Fish rolled with the hard rain and treated fans to a rare small bar room blues blast at last year’s Black Swamp Arts Festival. She will be returning this year as the headliner on the main stage on Friday at 8 p.m.
Johnny Rawls brings his award-winning smooth southern soul to the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
The up-cycle theme is being recycled at this year’s Youth Arts area at the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
Michael Trotter wants the music that he and his wife Tanya produce to touch the lives of all who hear it.
Toko Telo is a band that visitors to the Black Swamp Arts Festival might remember long after they are gone. The Madagascar-based band’s sound is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Beats On The Street, a new high school a capella vocal competition, is joining the annual Chalk Walk as part of youth activities at the 2019 Bowling Green Black Swamp Arts Festival. Both events will be held Saturday morning.
Jesse Farrar, the main bassist and vocalist for alternative string band Old Salt Union has had music in his blood for as long as he can remember.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival takes a broad view of art that includes the craft of beer creation.
There will be a diverse vendor selection with something for everyone at the Black Swamp Arts Festival. Food trucks are located next to the Main Stage.
Wood County Invitational Art Show
Saturday Music Schedule
Sunday Music Schedule
2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival Main Stage
Drew Joseph’s own style of original folksy rock returns to the Black Swamp Arts Festival community stage on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.
Penny Parker and her daughters are part of the army of volunteers that forms the foundation of the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
The Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp are a band unlike any other. Armed with ukuleles, an appealing stage presence and a passion for experimentation, they have etched their place among one of Northwest Ohio’s most interesting bands.
Though construction in the downtown isn’t expected to end until October, the City of Bowling Green is working with the Black Swamp Arts Festival to help ensure this year’s festival is a success.
The Ohio Arts Council board has approved $14.7 million in grants to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major state fiscal year 2020 funding round.
The poster for this year’s Black Swamp Arts Festival was revealed at Grounds for Thought Friday during the Firefly Nights Festival.
Kathleen Pahl has been selected as this year’s Black Swamp Arts Festival Poster design artist.
A diversity of sound featuring rock, blues and Americana bands will hit the 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival in September, with several award-winning acts featured.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival is opening the opportunity to create this year’s poster to all interested artists.
Billy Strings attacks his bluegrass music with a ferocity that would make a punk rocker jealous, singing songs of the working poor like the hounds of death are on his heels.
Just watch it, the Pimps of Joytime could pick your pocket Friday night, leaving a groove where your wallet or phone might be tucked.
Emerging out of the Latin music scene of Chicago is Radio Free Honduras with virtuoso guitarist and singer-songwriter Charlie Baran, who will be playing the Black Swamp Arts Festival on Saturday.
Kittel and Co. uses a jazz perspective to cross the divide between a Celtic-influenced bluegrass and classical that is like a swirling language of its own.
Kevin Russell will surely tap into his east Texas Acadian soul review roots as he keeps the party going with Shinyribs, when the band closes out Saturday night at the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
The seventh annual BG Rotary Chalk Walk has an out-of-this-world theme, with the solar system and space as the subject for the Black Swamp Arts Festival Saturday afternoon event.
Two Tons of Steel will hit like a Texas freight train Friday, Sept. 8 on the main stage with a high energy rock-a-billy show, guaranteed to entertain punks and cowgirls alike.
Artists in the juried show are listed with booth number following the artist’s name.
Hints of familiar rock ‘n’ roll mixed with soul will filter through the Black Swamp Arts Festival when headliner Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe takes the main stage Saturday, Sept. 8.
The theme of reduce, reuse and recycle is being taken “up” a notch at the Kiwanis Youth Arts Village during the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
Some music is just a part of the American cultural lexicon and when it comes to the foundations of rock ‘n’ roll, Billy Davis was the guitar player for a chunk of it.
An army of volunteers has assembled another Black Swamp Arts Festival, the biggest free music and juried arts event in Ohio, to begin its 26th edition Friday, Sept. 7.
Finding new ways to play his own songs has helped Tim Tegge, local blind musician, lead the Black Swamp Boys, to increasing popularity as they take the main stage at the 2018 Black Swamp Arts Festival.
Birds of Chicago will be returning to the Black Swamp Arts Festival for their second year in a row — a real homecoming from a long tour promoting the release of an EP and a new full length album.
Harmonica Shah plays and sings a dirty blues that reflects the streets of Detroit.
Defying genre labels again, the 2018 Black Swamp Arts Festival will be offering a range of musical acts with a variety of sounds that loosely fall in the broad roots category.
Wielding his saxophone and dominating the stage with the same authority that many of his contemporary blues legends did with a guitar, Eddie Shaw was the face of Chicago blues for many in Wood County.
Amy Karlovec holds the 2017 Black Swamp Arts Festival poster she created along with other posters that she has designed. 8/30/17
One of the original poster children has returned from a self-described retirement to design this year's handbill for the 25th edition of the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
Artists displaying in the 2017 Black Swamp Arts Festival juried show are:
For Cincinnati's The Hiders, a band new to the Black Swamp Arts Festival, there's a haunting sound in the harmonies that sets off the genuine independence of their creations.