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Here’s Your Chance to Perform at the 2019 TASTE of Tippecanoe!

The TASTE Entertainment Committee is currently seeking performers and artists for the 38th Annual TASTE of Tippecanoe on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Downtown Lafayette. This year’s organizers hope to expand the entertainment lineup with both performing and visual artists featuring:

  • Dance and other performing arts
  • Cooking & eating competitions
  • Visual arts demonstrations
  • Multi-media and interactive displays
  • Musical acts


Individuals and groups who wish to perform their musical, performance, or visual art live at TASTE 2019 are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are performers of original content who are from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation’s service area of Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tipton, Warren, and White counties. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

Click here to make your entertainment submission for TASTE 2019.

Submissions will only be accepted using the link above. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel comprised of individuals from the local art scene with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and education. Notification to applicants will occur by November 30, 2018.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

Another fantastic year at the TASTE of Tippecanoe has passed, and we could not be more grateful for our sponsors! The TASTE of Tippecanoe takes a lot of hard work from many committed team members, and none of it would be possible without the support of our Platinum sponsors, Evonik and The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette. We would also like to thank the following sponsors and our TASTE committee:

Major Sponsors

  • Cook Medical
  • Purdue Federal Credit Union
  • D&R Market & Catering
  • Bob Rohrman Subaru









Entertainment Sponsors

  • Digby’s Pub & Patio
  • Centier Bank
  • Lafayette Bank & Trust
  • Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette
  • Meijer
  • Old National Bank









Gates, Booths, & Bike Zone Sponsors

  • Alorica
  • Friends of Downtown
  • GS Creative
  • Meijer
  • Mid-America Beverage
  • Old National Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Wabash National
  • Walmart
  • Unity Healthcare









Media Sponsors

  • Journal & Courier
  • Maximumedia
  • ShopSmart
  • Star City Media
  • WLFI-TV18
  • Pay Less Super Markets
  • Coca-Cola
  • Hungry Boiler
  • Ivy Tech Community College










  • Alexander Tree Service
  • AMG Alerts
  • City of Lafayette
  • City of West Lafayette
  • Freckles Graphics
  • Greater Lafayette Commerce
  • Haley’s Lock, Safe, and Key
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Home City Ice
  • Huston Electric
  • IBEW Local 668
  • Lafayette Printing
  • Midwest Rentals
  • Service Sanitation
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • Tippecanoe County
  • Trash Kans
  • Wiese USA









TASTE Committee

  • Scott Freeman, Event Director
  • Kathy Atwell, Hospitality Coordinator
  • Kat Braz, Restaurant Coordinator
  • Becky Chapman, Design Assistant
  • Bryan Dilden, Electrical
  • Iris Goldfeder, Live Art Coordinator
  • Andrea Hatch, Live Art Coordinator
  • Erich Heubner, Logistics Team
  • Ryan Hodge, Marketing Team
  • Matt Huston, Electrical
  • James Holsclaw, Logistics Team
  • Chris Johnson, Beverage Coordinator
  • Grant Morris, Beverage Coordinator
  • B.J. Moyars, TAF Board Member
  • Kevin Ness, TAF Board Member
  • Jason Smith, Logistics Team
  • Jodi Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Brenton Van Dame, Electrical
  • Steve Klink & Charlie Hoovler, TASTE Co-Founders


Tippecanoe Arts Federation

  • Tetia Lee, TAF Executive Director
  • Mark Latta, TAF Board President
  • Ann Fields Monical, TAF Chief Operating Officer
  • Kyra Clark, TAF Marketing & Events Director
  • Cathryn English, TAF Office Manager
  • Mark Latta, President
  • Kelly Boebinger, VP of Sustainability
  • Brian Yost, VP of Education
  • B.J. Moyars, VP of Engagement
  • Nick Schenkel, Treasurer
  • Lindsay Zimmerman, Secretary
  • Florence Adibu
  • Jim Bodenmiller
  • Marlo David
  • Natasha Duncan
  • Mel Gruver
  • David Huhnke
  • Cameron Mann
  • William McInerney
  • Kevin Ness
  • Kathryn Winters
  • Sheila Klinker
  • Tony Roswarski
  • John Dennis
  • Tom Murtaugh


The TASTE is an annual fundraiser presented by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. The funds raised by the TASTE support TAF’s mission to grow the arts in 14 counties in North Central Indiana through programs like the After School Arts Program and the ARTreach Instrument Lending Program. With each restaurant, sponsor, volunteer, and attendee who supports the TASTE, a member of our community gains the opportunity to experience art—possibly for the first time. Thank you for helping us grow the arts—your support is changing lives!

Scotty’s Brewhouse

Roasted Toasted & Baked

Professor Joe’s


Pete’s Diner

Mitchell’s Mexican Grill


Kawa Lounge

Jimmy Ramos

Hometown: Frankfort, IN

Street Photo Tour

Interactive Experience
Throughout TASTE Footprint

Boost your street photography game. Meet up with photographer and art educator Jimmy Ramos at the TASTE and collaborate with other enthusiasts to get your best shots yet! Make sure to bring your camera.

Jimmy Ramos Website
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Sharon Owens

Glass Art Demonstrations

Depot Live Art Zone (Riehle Plaza) 6:15 – 8:15 pm

Visit her website.

Tippecanoe Strings

Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Chamber Music Quartet

Live Art Demonstration
TASTE Marquis Live Art Zone (4th & Main Streets)

This chamber music quartet will offer up their talents on the Marquis Live Art Zone stage.

Muslim Neighbors

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

Community Photo Booth and Discussion

Interactive Experience
TASTE Depot Live Art Zone (2nd & Main Streets)

What makes Greater Lafayette great? Join the Muslim Neighbors Initiative and share your love for our community. Get your photo taken and be a part of this growing movement! Getting to Know Our Muslim Neighbors collects and shares stories of Muslim American experience through photography and narrative. This project began in Lafayette, Indiana as part of a larger outreach initiative in which a group of Purdue graduate students began giving presentations at local churches about their experiences as Muslim Americans with the goal of create a safe space to ask questions and create a network of support. It is our belief that getting to know our Muslim neighbors is the first step in dismantling the new wave of Islamophobia present in our country.

Muslim Neighbors Website

Jefferson H.S. Marching Band

Art Parade Performances

TASTE Art Parade Performances, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Jefferson High School Bands Website

River Knits Fine Yarns

Knitting Demonstrations

Depot Live Art Zone (Riehle Plaza) 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Visit their website.

Tipton Community Theatre

Hometown: Tipton, IN

Live Theatre

Live Art Demonstration
TASTE Crossroads Live Art Zone (3rd & Columbia Streets)

Laugh, gasp, and enjoy live theatre from Tipton County! Tipton Community Theatre will tickle you with live comedy sketches during this demonstration.The purpose of Tipton Community Theatre is to provide a means for Tipton and the surrounding Communities to experience and participate in live theatre: present productions that will serve to entertain the people of our communities; to seek ways to enhance the cultural environment within our communities, working closely with other community groups; and to seek ways to encourage growth and education through the performing arts.

Tipton Community Theatre Website
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West Lafayette Public Library

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

ZINE SCENE: DIY Magazine Making

Hands-on Activity
TASTE Marquis Live Art Zone (4th & Main Streets)

Create your own zine! From stickers and drawings to collage and poems, make sure you can BRAG about your MAG! WLPL and a resident artist will be on hand to help out.
The West Lafayette Public Library was founded in 1921 by the League of Women Voters. As stated in the founding document, a copy of which exists in the board meeting minutes books, the library was created based on an interest of a large number of citizens in West Lafayette. For over 80 years the library has continued to serve the needs of West Lafayette community members, Purdue students, and others. Currently, the library is located on the corner of Chauncey and Columbia Street in Chauncey Village in downtown West Lafayette. The library building project includes a new parking garage to make parking and access easy for library patrons.

West Lafayette Public Library Website
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Lafayette Citizens Band

Interactive Experience
Depot Live Art Zone (Riehle Plaza) 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Toot a flute or honk a horn during the Lafayette Citizens Band’s instrument petting zoo!

Visit their website.


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