See biography by A. S. Linton and C. Wagley (1971).
See biography by F. B. Smith (1973).
There were 2,450 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,477, and the median income for a family was $36,138. Males had a median income of $32,213 versus $17,304 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,554. About 8.2% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
Last year, over 10,000 people showed up from all over the Midwest to take in the sights and sounds of LMF. The festival provides itself in being a free, non-exclusive event that offers entertainment for all ages, shapes, colors, and sizes. Camping is available in several local areas close to the festival grounds.
Linton is located in Greene County, a musically rich area with several talented local artists and bands. These musicians take the stage every Labor Day weekend along with bands from all across the United States (LA, Chicago, Louisville, Florida, Oklahoma, and more). Last year's show featured bands like No More Kings, Aranda, Governor Davis and the Blues Ambassadors to name a few. This year, No More Kings and Aranda will return along with Blues legend, Duke Tumatoe, a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom radio show and of course, LMF staple Kade Puckett. Also performing will be Hightide Blues, fresh off the stage at Bonnaroo, and Jared Johnson, a former contestant on CMT's Can You Duet?
The best part of the Linton Music Festival is that it is completely free to the public! The festival operates as a non-profit entity that strives to promote the musical arts thanks to grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and Bloomington Arts Council. Get away from the hustle and bustle and plan your Labor Day weekend at the Linton Music Festival! http://www.lintonmusicfestival.com