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Unleashing the Storm: Tattoos and Music at Vermillion County's Premier Festival

"Buy the ticket, take the ride."

These immortal words from Hunter S. Thompson resonate deeply as we brace ourselves for the wildest experience at Vermillion County's Tattoos, Music, and Bikes Fest.

On July 20th, from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, South Main Street in Clinton, IN, will transform into a whirlwind of excitement. As a representative of the Vermillion County Chamber of Commerce, I'm thrilled to take you on a journey through what promises to be an unforgettable event.

Tattoos and Music: The Heart of the Festival

Tattoo artists and musicians from all over will gather to create a sensory overload like no other. Tattoos, music, and bikes are the beating heart of this festival, and here's why you won't want to miss it.

What Makes Tattoos and Music a Perfect Pair?

Tattoos and music share a unique bond. Both are forms of expression that tell stories and evoke emotions. Whether it's a song that moves you or a tattoo that marks a significant moment in your life, these art forms are deeply personal and powerful.

Tattoo Artists: Turning Skin into Art

Tattoo artists from across the country will showcase their skills, turning human bodies into living canvases. Each artist brings a unique style and expertise, offering a wide range of designs to suit every taste.

Music: The Soul of the Festival

The festival's music lineup is designed to cater to all tastes. From rock to country, the stage will be alive with the sounds that make you feel most alive. (All bands will be performing in the Clinton Community Center, get bracelets for all the bands for only $12.00)

Featured Bands

Zach Helton Music: Soulful melodies that touch the heart. (7-8 PM)
The Temps: Delivering raw power and emotion. (8-9 PM)
Jugger Nott: Bringing the heat with covers of Metallica and Slipknot. (9-11 PM)

Bikes: The Thrill of the Open Road

Feel the roar of engines and the thrill of the open road. The Poker run, starting at Resurrection Cycles and ending at House of 1,000 Needles, promises heart-pounding excitement.

Why Bikers Love This Festival

Bikes represent freedom, adventure, and the spirit of the open road. At this festival, bikers will find a kindred spirit in the community and the event itself.

Poker Run Details

Start: Resurrection Cycles
End: House of 1,000 Needles
Highlights: Scenic routes, camaraderie, and prizes for the best hands.

Festival Activities: More Than Just Tattoos and Music

Beyond the tattoos and music, the festival offers a variety of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Cornhole Tournaments

Cornhole is a staple of backyard fun, and this festival takes it to the next level with tournaments that bring out friendly competition.

BBQ and Beer: Fuel for the Festivities

What’s a festival without great food and drink? Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ and a selection of beers to keep the party going.

Vendor Stalls

Explore a variety of vendor stalls offering unique products and services. From handmade crafts to delicious treats, there’s something for everyone.


Engage in the thrill of friendly competition at the Tattoos, Music, and Bikes Fest with our exciting lineup of contests. From the daring "Worst Tattoo Contest," where winners earn a chance for a free cover-up by one of our talented artists, to the adrenaline-pumping "Burnout Contest" that tests the limits of bike performance. Don't miss out on the chance to showcase your ride in the "Best Bike Contest" and vie for the prestigious title of "Bike of the Show." These contests promise excitement, camaraderie, and the opportunity to shine at this year's festival.

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Mike Hambright

To get a deeper understanding of the festival, I sat down with Mike Hambright, the mastermind behind it all.

What Inspired You to Create the Tattoos, Music, and Bikes Fest?

Mike Hambright: "The inspiration came from my passion for tattoos, music, and bikes. Music speaks to the soul in ways words can’t. Tattoos are a form of therapy for many people. And bikes, well, they represent freedom. Combining these three elements just made sense."

How Do You See This Festival Elevating the Art of Tattooing?

Mike Hambright: "This festival provides a platform for artists to showcase their talent and push the boundaries of tattooing. With over 10 tattoo artists, we’re offering a broad range of styles and artistic expressions."

What Can the Crowd Expect from the Music Lineup?

Mike Hambright: "Expect a mix of soulful melodies, raw power, and electrifying performances. We’ve got something for everyone, from country to metal."

Creating a Sense of Community

This festival isn't just about tattoos, music, and bikes; it's about bringing people together.

How Does Cornhole Add to the Festival's Atmosphere?

Mike Hambright: "Cornhole adds an element of fun and friendly competition. It’s a great way for attendees to bond and enjoy a shared experience."

What’s the Significance of the Poker Run?

Mike Hambright: "The Poker run appeals to bikers and enthusiasts alike. It’s about the journey, the adventure, and the camaraderie that comes with it."

How Do BBQ and Beer Enhance the Festival?

Mike Hambright: "Growing up in Memphis, BBQ was always a big deal. Combining it with beer and a festival atmosphere creates a sense of indulgence and celebration."

FAQs About the Tattoos, Music, and Bikes Fest

What Are the Dates and Times for the Festival?

The festival takes place on July 20th, from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Where Is the Festival Located?

South Main Street, Clinton, IN.

How Much Are Tickets?

For this year, and this year alone, visitors can attend the events on main street for the low price of $0.00. There is, however, small cost of $12.00 per person to get an armband that will allow you to watch all three bands in the Clinton Community Center.

What Bands Will Be Performing?

The lineup includes Zach Helton Music, ManOpause, The Creationists, and Jugger Nott.

What Is the Poker Run?

A thrilling ride starting at Resurrection Cycles and ending at House of 1,000 Needles, with scenic routes and prizes.

Will There Be Food and Drinks?

Yes, enjoy BBQ and a selection of beers throughout the festival.

What Other Activities Are Available?

Cornhole tournaments, vendor stalls, and more.

Who Can Attend the Festival?

The festival is open to everyone.

How Can I Stay Updated on the Festival?

Follow the Vermillion County Chamber of Commerce for the latest updates.

And check out the Facebook Event Page for much more info!

Final Thoughts: Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience

The Tattoos, Music, and Bikes Fest is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of art, music, and the spirit of the open road. Whether you’re a tattoo enthusiast, a music lover, or a biker, this festival has something for everyone. Join us on July 20th in Vermillion County for an experience that will leave you breathless and craving more. Follow the Vermillion County Chamber of Commerce for all the latest updates and be a part of this extraordinary celebration.


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3 days ago

Main street blocked?


Jul 09
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

$12.00 for three bands??? That is a pretty sweet deal!

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