Ouibache Music Festival

is a roots music festival that takes place the last full weekend in September at the beautiful Tippecanoe County Amphitheater in West Lafayette, Indiana. Musicians 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 musicians of all types and skill levels to take time away from the daily routine of life and just enjoy the sweetness of playing a guitar or singing a song.

Enter to Win the 2021 Bryan Metzger Memorial Legacy Award

The Ouibache Music Festival Bryan Metzger Memorial Legacy Award is a monetary award given to the community from the proceeds of the Ouibache Music Festival. Each year OMF gives an award to help preserve the virtues and values of traditional music in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties in Indiana. This year we will offer a $1000 Legacy Award for music education.

For consideration, submit an essay of 250 words or less. Tell us how you would use the money and how it will impact music education in our community. Send your submissions by December 1st, 2020. The 2021 Bryan Metzger Memorial Legacy Award will be announced on February 1st, 2021.

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Our 2020 Performers

Bon Débarras

Bon Débarras

Bon Débarras unites the worlds of music, dance and poetry through collaboration between Montreal artists Dominic Desrochers, Jean-François Dumas and Marie-Pierre Lecault. The group brings together a fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences, for a show that is full of fun and inventive energy.

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Shiny Penny

Shiny Penny

Formed in 2009 and hailing from Kokomo, IN - Scott "Stix" Ayers on drums, Brad DiCarlo on guitar,and Dean Schimmelpfennig (from whom the band takes their name) on vocals are the band Shiny Penny.

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Pretty Little goat

Pretty Little goat

Pretty Little Goat formed in 2013 through their common love of the deep well of local tradition found in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Pretty Little Goat sees traditional music is a living art form; vibrant and evolving.

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Tad Robinson

Tad Robinson

From his Manhattan roots and his Indiana and Chicago musical upbringing, Tad Robinson has caught the attention of the music world with his eight Blues Music Award nominations (the Grammys of blues music) and his many recordings on Severn Records and Delmark Records.

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The Tucker Brothers

The Tucker Brothers

The Tucker Brothers group was founded by brothers Joel and Nick Tucker in 2015 with the mission of creating thoughtful and positive instrumental music. For their first album “Nine is the Magic Number” (2015), The Brothers were joined by Brian Yarde on drums and Sean Imboden on saxophone.

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Westbound Situation

Westbound Situation

Westbound Situation blends the precision of classical chamber music, the rhythmic drive of bluegrass, and the colorful expression of jazz into a new style of chamber music—chambergrass. The quartet—comprised of Grant Flick on violin, Matt Davis on banjo, Zach Brown on cello, and Jacob Warren on bass—mixes composition and improvisation seamlessly into their entirely memorized arrangements.

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Black Voices Of Inspiration

Black Voices Of Inspiration

Established at Purdue University in 1975, The Black Voices of Inspiration Choral Ensemble is made up of student and community individuals committed to the performance of music enhanced by the musical traditions and experiences of African/African Americans.

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Brent Laidler

Brent Laidler

Brent Laidler in his own words: I’m a composer, arranger and musician with a day job… My "side" career so far has been amazing. I’ve performed with amazing people, including jazz and pop recording artists, stars from Broadway, television and film – written music for video games, commercials, award winning documentary films, television, marching bands and now even podcasts.

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Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday

Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday

Scott performs as a soloist or in a duo, trio or quartet with members of the band, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday. As a 7-piece, the band has performed at countless fairs, festivals and concert venues. The band has played the VIP stage prior to country acts such as Kenny Chesney, The Zac Brown Band and Brad Paisley, at Ruhoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Indianapolis.

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Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson

While most musicians move left or right to the coasts searching for a mohair life in the lights, Jeff Anderson planted himself firmly in his home town of Lafayette, Indiana. He was raised there and the blood that runs through him is all home, all folk and honest. After 25 years of teaching, the town bears his reputation, and students of all ages and interests have come through Jeff.

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Our 2020 Festival

Festival Dates

Third Annual Ouibache Music Festival

The Third Annual Ouibache Music Festival will be September 25-26, 2020 at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater in West Lafayette, IN. Look for our schedule coming out May 2020.

Camping

Camping Information

We are pleased to be partnering with Prophetstown State Park for RV and primitive camping.

DO NOT go through the Prophetstown website to register. Call the office directly at (765) 320-0502 M-F between 8:30am and 4:00pm EST and tell them you are camping for the festival. We have 15 RV slots reserved UNTIL JUNE 28th. After that, they will be released back to the park. Prophetstown is a beautiful park with nature trails, an aquatic center and much more.

Free Tent Camping

On-site primitive tent camping will be available free of charge. You will need to sign a waiver and clean up your campsite after the festival.

Workshops / Day Camp

Workshops Information

Workshops are open to music lovers of all ages. Some are more advanced than other. Bring your instrument or just show up and learn a thing or two.

 

Day Camp at Ouibache

Yes, bring your chairs, blankets and pop up tents and day camp with us. Come stake out your claim and have the best seat in the house all day long.

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

Tickets available now

 

The Third Annual Ouibache Music Festival will be September 25-26, 2020 at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater in West Lafayette, IN.

 

Tickets Available Now