Ouibache Presents


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Americana in the Park

August 24, 2024 5-10PM
Columbian Park Ampitheater, Lafayette, IN

Beer Garden at the Rush Pavilion - FREE ADMISSION

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Ouibache Music Festival

is a roots music festival that takes place in beautiful Columbian Park located in the heart of 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.

2024 Bryan Metzger Memorial Legacy Award

Julie Doan Baumann was selected for this year’s recipient because of her dedication to the students at the Tippecanoe School Corp., where she teaches music to more than 900 students at Hershey and Dayton elementary schools. In her application, Julie explained that she would be using the award to help create a new curriculum for her classes, where she plans to introduce her students to traditional music by implementing ukuleles into her lessons. The award will go toward the purchase of ukuleles, music, stands and tuners.

(L to R)  Scott Freeman, President/CEO Ouibache Music Festival, Cindy Metzger, Metzger Award trustee, Julie Doan Baumann, Mark W. Molter, Vice President, CFO, Ouibache Music Festival

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2025 Bryan Metzger Memorial Legacy Award

Applications for the 2025 Bryan Metzger Legacy Award are now being accepted through February 28th, 2025. Send us an email (ouibachemusicfestival@gmail.com) with a description in 250 words, how you would use the award to further the mission of Ouibache by preserving the virtues and values of traditional music through education. Finalists will be selected by March 15, 2025 and the award announced March 31st, 2025.

Our 2024 Performers

The Brent Laidler Experience

The Brent Laidler Experience

Brent Laidler attended Western Michigan University, majoring in Music Education with a minor in Composition. He also attended Red Wing Technical Institute for Band Instrument Repair, owns and operates Brent’s Bench, Inc. Band Instrument Repair Shop in Lafayette and has developed an extensive professional and collegiate faculty clientele during more than three decades of dedicated service to the industry.

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Levi Riggs

Levi Riggs

With a voice pure and powerful, and an approachable, childhood friend-like persona, fans are no more won over by a sweet summer breeze than by country artist Levi Riggs. It’s that Midwest simplicity and relatability that stuns in an industry often filtered a million times over.

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Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand the Bull

Formed by Pennsylvania-based frontman Nick Snyder, Ferdinand the Bull is an indie-folk collective rooted in big hooks, carefully crafted songwriting, and a dynamic stage show.

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Our 2024 Festival

Festival Dates

Sixth Annual Ouibache Music Festival

The Sixth Annual Ouibache Music Festival will be August 24, 2024 5pm - 10pm at the Columbian Park Memorial Island Amphitheater.



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 presents Americana in the Park

Ouibache will again present our FREE concert/festival on Saturday August 24, 2024 from 5pm-10pm. Food and beverage trucks will be on site.

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