Upcoming Events

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Mar
31
Sun
Village Idiot Crowning @ Story Inn Tavern
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Village Idiot Crowning @ Story Inn Tavern

We will crown our new idiot on March 31st. Come hang out with us all day and cast your ballet before 6pm. We will announce our new Village Idiot in the tavern at 7pm!!

The new idiot, and some past Story Village Idiots, will be there sharing stories and lots of laughs. We can’t wait to have a great time with everyone and celebrate!

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Who would you like to see crowned as the 2019 Story Inn Village Idiot? Tell us who and why!

“VILLAGE IDIOT” is March 31st! Limited time to cast your ballot!

The town of Story does not have a mayor, town counsel, or any other form of government. But democracy is alive and well in this southern Indiana hamlet. For as far back as people can remember, “Village Elders” a/k/a tavern regulars have conferred on April 1 of each year to elect a “Village Idiot”. “It’s a tribute to the fermentation process” says Rick Hofstetter, co-owner of the Story Inn, the town’s only employer.

There are few requirements to stand for election. One must, at some point, have been a customer or employee of the Story Inn, and to have done something very stupid. One does not need to be a “natural born idiot”. Anyone who has been a customer is qualified to vote, and in true Chicago fashion, one many vote early, and often.
Customers many submit ballots to the bartender, or you may submit your ballot HERE.

Past “Idiot” nominees have included the following:
• A Story bartender who set her own hair on fire as she was attempting to tame her coiffure with hairspray. (The unfortunate incident did not persuade her to give up smoking.)
• A Story patron who took the blame for her Great Dane’s flatulence, so that her husband wouldn’t make it sleep outside.
• A tavern regular who somehow managed to run over her own foot with her own truck.
• A Story employee who, while learning to hunt with a bow and arrow, brought down his own Chevy Cavalier.
• A bar patron (with an engineering degree from Purdue, no less) who filled a kiddie pool on the wood deck behind his house. The weight of the water (8.3 lbs./gallon x 1000) caused the deck to separate from his house and collapse into a heap of twisted lumber.
• A Story Inn server who attempted to verify the authenticity of a Story Inn gift certificate by repeatedly calling the Story Inn from the Story Inn’s front desk. She could not understand why the other line kept ringing when she called out.
• A wine dinner guest who drank the dump bucket on a bet from his wife.
• A bar patron who mistakenly took his dog’s mange medicine; his wife claims it fixed a weak patch on his beard.
• A newly married couple who stepped out of their cottage to cool off after a dip in the hot tub. When they discovered that the door had locked behind them, she sent her husband to the front desk to get a new key, at the peak of the dinner rush, clad only in a bath towel.
• A frequent guest who proved herself worthy of her blond hair by embarking on a cross-country road trip, leaving her sandwiches on the roof of the car.
• A musician who hit a cow on his way to perform at the Story Inn. (The cow was unharmed. However, his Honda Civic needed a new side mirror.)

Help us to locate a suitable new candidate! The winner will receive a $100 bar tab, as well as bragging rights!

Apr
12
Fri
Comedy Night @ Story Inn
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Comedy Night @ Story Inn

Join us for a hilarious night of comedy!

The Story Inn welcomes comedians Charlie Hester with Ashley Nicole and Lissa Sears for an evening of comedy. Hosted by Heather Olaughlin.

Show begins at 8pm.

Food available in Tavern until 10pm

 

May
11
Sat
2019 Indiana Wine Fair @ Story Inn
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 Indiana Wine Fair @ Story Inn

The 17th Annual Indiana Wine Fair will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 1-7pm!

Who: Indiana wineries, distilleries, breweries, food trucks, and local artists

What: Doling out one-ounce pours to an appreciative public, and selling specialty wines, spirits, and brews by the glass and bottle (bottles for carry-out only). This is a great opportunity to build your wine cellar! There will also be local food trucks and great live music. The Story Inn’s venerable restaurant and tavern will be open all day.

Admission: All guests must be 21+ years old with a valid ID.

This event is rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.

Parking is free and carpooling is recommended. We offer a free shuttle located at Eagle Park in Nashville to pick up guests and take them to IWF and back.

Please visit our official event website for more information about parking, what to bring, FAQs, participating wineries, etc

Live Music by Gary Phelps @ Story Inn
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for live music on the back patio from 1pm-4pm. The bar will be open and the grill will be fired up! Gary Phelps is known for singing Johnny Cash (people come EVERY year and from far away to hear Gary perform!!), you can see a video of him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YfPzrlTsRw

May
12
Sun
Live Music by Bomar & Ritter @ Story Inn
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for live music on the back patio from 1pm-4pm. The bar will be open and the grill will be fired up! Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter have been performing their brand of contemporary folk /pop music for more than 25 years. Drawing on diverse influences such as Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger, Ray Charles and the Eagles (to name a few!), they are known for their tight harmony, intricate guitar arrangements and light hearted stage manner.

You can learn more about them here – http://bomarandritter.com/index.html

May
18
Sat
Live Music by Steve Fulton @ Story Inn
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Music by Steve Fulton @ Story Inn

Join us for live music on the back patio from 1pm-4pm. The bar will be open and the grill will be fired up!

Steve Fulton is a singer songwriter currently living in Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve draws inspiration from a multitude of artists ranging from Drive By Truckers and Bob Dylan to Beck, Weezer and Wilco. Steve recorded his first solo album, “How to Kill The Common Man” in 2013.

Music genre: rock/folk/country

May
19
Sun
Live Music by Will Scott @ Story Inn
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Live Music by Will Scott @ Story Inn

Join us on the back patio for live music by Will Scott from 1pm – 4pm. The bar will be open and the grill will be fired up!

Will Scott is known for his distinctive voice, original roots songwriting, and unique guitar style. Blending blues and Americana, with a dash of rock and outlaw country, his soulful live performances and acclaimed recordings have captivated crowds in the US and Europe for twenty years. Will is the winner of the 2018 Indiana Blues Challenge and twice a finalist at the Independent Music Awards.

Website: https://willscottmusic.com

 

May
25
Sat
Live Music by Will Scott @ Story Inn
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Live Music by Will Scott @ Story Inn

Join us on the back patio for live music by Will Scott from 1pm – 4pm. The bar will be open and the grill will be fired up!

Will Scott is known for his distinctive voice, original roots songwriting, and unique guitar style. Blending blues and Americana, with a dash of rock and outlaw country, his soulful live performances and acclaimed recordings have captivated crowds in the US and Europe for twenty years. Will is the winner of the 2018 Indiana Blues Challenge and twice a finalist at the Independent Music Awards.

Website: https://willscottmusic.com

 

May
26
Sun
Live Music by Tad & Roger @ Story Inn
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Music by Tad & Roger @ Story Inn

Join us for live music on the back porch from 1pm-4pm. The bar will be open and the grill will be fired up!

Genre: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Folk, Folk Rock, Roots Music and Blues

Check out their music here:

Tad Armstrong  https://www.facebook.com/Tad-Armstrong-Music-Page-274489179254443/

 

Roger Banister  https://www.facebook.com/Roger-Banister-Music-726119557457208/

May
27
Mon
Live Music by The Hammer and the Hatchet @ Story Inn
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Music by The Hammer and the Hatchet @ Story Inn

Join us for live music by The Hammer and the Hatchet on our back patio from 1pm – 4pm. The bar will be open and the grill will be fired up!

The Americana sound that they have created is bluegrass inspired, harmony rich, and heartfelt. You can find our more about them by visiting their website: http://thehammerandthehatchet.com/

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