Ouibache Presents

AMERICANA IN THE PARK

Due to extenuating circumstances, we will not be able to present the festival at the EAST END in 2022.  That doesn't stop the music. In fact, things just got a whole lot better.  We will have a one day FREE festival at the Columbian Park Memorial Island Amphitheater. Come enjoy some of the most amazing music from Grammy award winning performers.  This is a FREE event. A $10 donation to help offset costs would be appreciated, but not required.

Amphitheater
Rush Pavilion

Ouibache Music Festival

is a roots music festival that takes place in Lafayette, IN.  Friends from all over the world will gather to play tunes, share stories, and commune with one another. The laid-back attitude of the festival allows music lovers of all types and skill levels to take time away from the daily routine of life and just enjoy the sweetness of hearing a guitar or singing a song.

2022 Bryan Metzger Memorial Legacy Award

Ouibache would like to congratulate Audrey Johnson as the 2022 Bryan Metzger Legacy Award Winner. Her unique approach to education is seen as she presents history through music. Her dedication to preserving the virtues and values of traditional music is why she is this year's winner. Congratulations Audrey!

Our 2022 Performers

The Lao Tizer Quartet feat Eric Marienthal

The Lao Tizer Quartet feat Eric Marienthal

“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet feat Eric Marienthal make their debut appearance to the Ouibache Music Festival Friday - Saturday, August 26 - 27, 2022 in support of their latest, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs From The Swinghouse! Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone), the group also features GRAMMY-winning sax legend, Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Rippingtons), Grammy-winning drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence Blancherd) and Senegalese bassist, Cheikh N'Doye (Baaba Maal, Weedie Bramah, Mike Stern). Please join us for a memorable weekend of music not to be missed! Gene Coye - drums Cheikh N’Doye - bass Eric Marienthal - sax Lao Tizer - keys

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Jarrard Harris

Jarrard Harris

Louisville Kentucky native saxophonist and educator Jarrard Harris has been performing and teaching in Chicago since 1998. In addition to his own group, he was also a member of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and has performed nationally and internationally with Joe Lovano, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Louis Bellson, Randy Weston, Nicholas Payton, Victor Goines, Nancy Wilson, Antonio Hart, Claudia Acuna, Bill Holman, Etienne, Charles, Gerald Wilson, Bobby Watson, Muhal Richard Abrahms, The Temptations, Donald Harrison, Steve Wilson, Eric Reed, The Chicago Sinfonietta and many others. He has performed in the pit bands of Black Ensemble Theater of Chicago, Goodman Theater, Court Theater, and Auditorium Theater. He has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Columbia College, and the City Colleges of Chicago where he taught applied saxophone, improvisation, and directed small and large jazz ensembles. He also served as director of jazz studies program at the Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Education Program in conjunction with The Herbie Hancock Institute of jazz. Jarrard is currently the clinica;l assistant professor of jazz bands at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is a founding board member of the Jazz Education Network and a board member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

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Rachel Baiman

Rachel Baiman

With her 2017 debut Shame, Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman emerged as a fearless voice of the American female experience. “Shame” was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love”, called a “Rootsy Wake-up Call” by Folk Alley, and described by Vice’s “Noisey” as “flipping off authority one song at a time.” On her new full-length album Cycles, Baiman has found a grittier musical medium for her signature unabashed and defiant songwriting, employing a majority-female team including co-producer Olivia Hally, known as the front woman of Indie-pop band Oh Pep!

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Our 2022 Festival

Festival Dates

Fourth Annual Ouibache Music Festival

The Fourth Annual Ouibache Music Festival will present Americana in the Park, Saturday, August 27 2022 6pm-10pm at the beautiful Memorial Island Amphitheater in Columbian Park, Lafayette, IN. Admission is FREE.

Accommodations

Hotel

We are pleased to be partnering with the Hilton Garden Inn as our host hotel.  They are located only a few blocks from the festival.  Contact Tara at (765) 743-2100 and tell her you are here for Ouibache and receive the special OMF rates.

If you would like to camp, Prophetstown State Park is only a few miles away and has a world-class camping facility. DO NOT go through the Prophetstown website to register. Call the office directly at (765) 320-0502 M-F between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm EST and tell them you would like to camp for the festival.

Festival Info

Festival Information

OUIBACHE brings the music to Columbian Park

Ouibache is set to make the music accessible to everyone by hosting a FREE concert/festival on Saturday August 27 from 5pm-10pm.

Become a "Friend of Ouibache"

$50.00 Membership

By becoming a member, you become a "Friend of Ouibache". Membership dues are not tax-deductible. However, membership includes free admission to all events at the OMF and a 20% discount on OMF merchandise. Members will also receive information on upcoming events from OMF.

If you would like to become a member, you can sign up now or mail us at:

PO Box 176
Lafayette, IN 47906