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August 28, 2021

Having a place like Go Wayne County bookmarked on your phone to learn about the latest events happing around you is one thing.

Having a friend who always knows what’s going on, like a local “Oracle of What’s Up” (or OoWU!) is also a really handy thing.

How to Pronounce OoWU!

@willothecorgiThis is Willo and she awoos when she eats♬ original sound – Willo and Devon

OoWU!’s are special people who are always out and about in the community and connected with everyone in their niche. Their business is knowing what’s going on. Which makes them treasure troves of what-to-do information when you follow them.

Oracles don’t just offer tips on what to do and who to see. They also might make you honkin’ delicious cookies!

Ready To Acquire Your First OoWU!?

(They’re like Pokémon characters: Catch them All!)

Meet Joe Augustin! AKA Achilles Tenderloin

Chances are you already know Joe from somewhere. That’s because he’s everywhere in the community. Especially when it comes to local live music events (he’s an incredible musician and songwriter) and events like the Richmond Farmer’s Market and other places where he shows off his other artform…

If you want to know where the best local and regional musicians are playing or where to appreciate local artists, you have to know Joe.

He’s the de facto Oracle of What’s Up! not for just knowing where live music is happening, but he’s usually the coordinator of live local music events. From his own creation, Lyricists Corner, to organizing musical talent to play at Elstro Plaza during farmers markets and summer events, along with music events in local establishments year-round.

Here’s a schedule Joe just shared on his Instagram account about what he’s up to in September:

Fri 8/27: Cedar Coffee (New Paris) Guest hosting acoustic open mic, 7-9pm
Sat 8/28: Bellbrook Art Fest 11-6 (art)
Thu 9/2: Mashcraft Brewing (Indy) Achilles w/ Moriah Haven
Fri 9/3: Beech Grove First Friday (art)
Sun 9/12: AppleFest (New Paris) Achilles set, also art vending
Sun 9/19: Lyricists’ Corner (Richmond)
Sat 9/25: Oktoberfest (Richmond) art vending
Sun 9/26: Chautauqua Art Festival (Madison) Achilles w/ Moriah Haven

(Look at all the new things to do that you learned about just there!)

Joe coordinates all the music for the Richmond Farmers Market on Tuesdays, too!

Follow Joe here:  Joe’s Art | Joe’s Music | Instagram

If you combine the power of your bookmarked link to Go Wayne County with a growing collection of OoWUs!, you will never be without something really cool to do on any given day in and around Wayne County, Indiana!

We’ll keep sharing stories about OoWU!s with you, along with a thick calendar of events here on GoWayneCounty.com. Just remember to check in regularly as there’s always something new happening around here!


OoWU! Hunters: Do you know any OoWU! s that we should know about? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author Jack Humphrey

Editor of GoWayneCounty.com, CEO of BrickRoadMedia.com. Twitter: @jackhumphrey

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