Welcome to the Haynes Apperson Festival Website!
The 2015 Haynes Apperson Festival has come and gone. Thanks to you - the public, as expected, it was the biggest and best instance of Kokomo's annual epic festival to date. But let's not forget the many sponsors, vendors, volunteers and board members. Without their dedicated, tireless support and effort, this festival just would not be possible. As usual, the board is now looking toward 2016. Each year, we reflect on the past year and wonder just how in the world can we make the next festival even better. Somehow, we always manage to pull it off but it's due to the incredible people and their support that makes this possible. Thanks to everyone for your hard work, support and dedication. Now, it's time to start on 2016...
The Haynes Apperson Festival is pleased to announce that Bret Michaels of Poison, will headline our 2015 annual community festival in Kokomo, IN. "We could not be more excited to once again to deliver high quality entertainment at this years Festival," said Festival Chairman, Paul Wyman. "Bret will not only play some of his great hit singles, but many of the Poison hits", added Wyman.
Kicking off Thursday evening of the Festival will be the Pink Floyd Tribute Band - Pink Droid. Pink Droid is not only known for their great Pink Floyd music, but their incredible laser light show. "We are looking forward to the festival kicking off with not only great Pink Floyd music, but a laser light show that will fill Foster Park and create high energy for the three day festival", said Wyman.
Bret Michaels will play Friday night and the Festival will close out Saturday night with a crowd favorite, Here Come The Mummies followed by a great fireworks show in the park.
"This is the 4th year that the Mummies have come back to the Festival. They are our top requested act and they pack the park every year." added Wyman. "Our goal as a Festival Board is to celebrate our automotive heritage and all that is great about our community. We have so much to be thankful for and this is our time each year to take time to celebrate. No doubt with this level of entertainment we will be celebrating in a big way!", said Wyman.
VIP tickets will be available for the concerts. The Festival will announce when the tickets are available in the next couple months and the locations to purchase them. VIP tickets guarantee you a seat in front of the stage. All the concerts are free to the community.
Along with concerts, there will be fireworks, car shows, parades, food vendors, games and rides. "We cannot thank our Sponsors and Volunteers enough for making this the premiere festival in the region." said Wyman.
RECENT UPDATES (We will update the information on this site as it becomes available so be sure to check back frequently):
June 27 - Added Past Festival Bands to the History menu
June 27 - Added Mayor's Proclamation
June 24 - More sponsors added
June 9 - Sponsors page updated, more to follow
June 10 - Updated Poker Tournament page and added the flyer
Download the 2015 Mayor's Proclamation
Download the 2015 Parade Route Map