A gifted folk singer, songwriter, and musician from rural Orange County, Indiana, Lotus Dickey (1911-1989) wrote tunes and songs that drew from his family and community, as well as from country singers and fiddlers he heard on the radio.

Each year, the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival honors Lotus Dickey’s memory with a set of music, an interactive workshop, or a designated “Lotus Dickey Artist” that introduces new audiences to his music and the old-time traditions of the United States. Learn more about Lotus Dickey

Hoosier musician Lotus Dickey; photo by Nan McEntire

Lotus Dickey performing in Indiana in the 1980s. Photo by Nan McEntire.