Ouibache Music Festival

The 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, IN.  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 business of life and just enjoy the sweetness of playing a guitar or singing a song.

RV camping spaces will be available at the nearby Prophetstown State Park just three miles away. You must reserve your spot starting March 28th, 2018.  CLICK HERE for more information. Local food and beverage vendors will make available their offerings throughout the grounds.  Stage shows will feature local and national acts of all kinds.  Music, demonstrations, dancing and all sorts of fun will be going on all day and night.  Jam sessions and workshops will be set up on the grounds so make sure to bring your instruments!

This is a chance for you to come and embrace all kinds of music in a beautiful outdoor setting.  There is something for everyone.  It's all about the music. It's passion with a purpose and it starts here!

Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve the virtues and values of roots music by the sharing of experiences and ideas in a spirit of family and community.


What is Roots Music?

"American Roots Music" encompasses numerous music genres steeped in the folk tradition.  Many songs have been sung within the same family or folk group for generations, and sometimes trace back to such origins as Great Britain, Europe, or Africa.  Musician Mike Seeger once famously commented that the definition of American folk music is "...all the music that fits between the cracks."

Roots music is a broad category of music including Bluegrass, Gospel, Old Time, Celtic, Jug Band, Blues, Appalachian Folk, Cajun, and Native American.  The music is considered American either because it is native to the United States or because it developed there, out of foreign origins, to such a degree that it struck scholars  as something distinctly new. It is considered "roots music" because it served as the basis of music later developed in the United States including Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz.

Why We Do It

We believe that passing the music on to the next generation is a top priority.  As a pending 501-c 3 non-profit organization, our goal is to give back a portion of the proceeds from the festival to support recording projects, music education initiatives in schools, artists in residence and instrument procurement programs for under privileged students.  We will support local music organizations by helping them promote and present all forms of traditional music.  The festival will be the vehicle to make this happen.  It starts here!