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Official TASTE 2019 Entertainment Line Up

  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm — Tim Vitullo Band
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm — The Ark Band
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm — Dream Chief
  • 8:30 – 9:30 pm — Shiny Penny
  • 10:00 – 11:00 pm — Clint Breeze & The Groove
  • 11:10 – midnight — DJ Maddog


  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm — Olga Berezhnaya
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm — Thursdaze
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm — Lauren Grace
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm — BODHI
  • 9:00 – 10:00 pm — Summer Belt


  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm — Lafayette Area Gymnastics Club
  • 5:45 – 7:00 pm — Spoken Word featuring Gil Gordon, Rachel Reynolds, rebel noire, and The Rotten Fruit
  • 7:15 – 8:15 pm — Abercorn
  • 8:30 – 9:00 pm — Lafayette Jeff Dance Team
  • 9:30 – 10:30 pm — Drag Show featuring Veronica Fox, Mahogany Charlotte, and Melissa Onassis Cobain


  • 4:00 – 9:00 pm — Inspired Fire (Glassfiring), Stacy Bogan (Portraits), Make Your Own TASTE T-shirt Bag
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm — One Size Fits All (Improv Comedy)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm — Lauren Reed of The Farm at Prophetstown (Chef Demo)
  • 8:00 – 8:30 pm — Lauren Reed of The Farm at Prophetstown (Chef Demo)
  • 9:30 – 10:00 pm — One Size Fits All (Improv Comedy)


Local artist Hector Del Campo will be creating works of art, right at the TASTE from 4:00 to 9:00 pm! If you love public art and Wabash Walls, whether you like to watch from afar or join in, this is the place for you!


Usually, alleyways are shortcuts to our destination or alternative ways to get to our common everyday places. In contrast, this new curatorial project at the TASTE of Tippecanoe looks to highlight these places in-between, and imagine a world of possibilities through various artistic expressions including dance, performance music and visual art. This surreal interactive experience will feature experimental female sound artists from across the Midwest, contemporary dance performance, poetry and installation. Among the participants of this curatorial project are Sadie (Columbus, OH), Haley Fohr (Chicago), Erin Drew (Indianapolis), Anthony Sutton, Carlson Garcia (Lafayette) and more. We invite our community to participate in this unusual and exciting new art experience at the TASTE of Tippecanoe.
Curated By: Maxwell Carlson

Thank You to Our TASTE 2019 Sponsors!

We’re about to have so much fun at this year’s TASTE, and that’s all due to the enormous support we get from our community and sponsors! All of the funds made at the TASTE of Tippecanoe goes straight towards arts programs and resources in the Tippecanoe Arts Federation’s 14-county service region. The TASTE takes a village to create and we are so thankful that our sponsors understand the importance and impact of arts in our community. We would not be able to do this event without the hard work of our TASTE committee, our volunteers, and the support from our sponsors.

Major Sponsors

  • Bob Rohrman Subaru
  • Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette
  • Purdue Federal Credit Union


Entertainment Sponsors

  • Digby’s Pub & Patio
  • First Merchants Bank
  • Meijer
  • Meridian Health Services
  • Old National Bank


Gates, Booths, & Bike Zone Sponsors

  • Alorica
  • Centier Bank
  • Cook Biotech
  • Franciscan Health Lafayette
  • Mid-America Beverage
  • Old National Bank
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Unity Healthcare
  • Wabash National
  • Walmart


Media Sponsors

  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Journal & Courier
  • Pay Less Supermarkets
  • SDI Innovations
  • ShopSmart
  • Star City Media
  • WLFI-TV18
  • Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette



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


TASTE Committee

  • Kathy Atwell, Hospitality Coordinator
  • Kat Braz, Restaurant Coordinator
  • Bryan Dilden, Electrical
  • Andrea Hatch, Live Art & VIP Room Coordinator
  • Erich Heubner, Logistics 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
  • Emily Richter, Volunteer Coordinator
  • 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
  • Bryan Yost, TAF Board President
  • Ann Fields Monical, TAF Chief Operating Officer
  • Kyra Clark, TAF Marketing & Events Director
  • Natalie Steele, TAF Office Manager
  • Lori Heath, VP of Sustainability
  • Lindsay Zimmerman, VP of Education
  • Nick Schenkel, Treasurer
  • Cameron Mann, Secretary
  • Florence Adibu
  • Donnie Alexander
  • Stepheney Bible
  • Jim Bodenmiller
  • Natasha Duncan
  • Mel Gruver
  • David Huhnke
  • Mark Latta
  • William McInerney
  • BJ Moyars
  • Kevin Ness
  • 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!

Renewal by Andersen

Thieme & Wagner Brewing

El Torito Restaurante

Echo Karaoke

Drake’s BBQ and More

Professor Joe’s

One Size Fits All

Improvisational comedy troupe (Lafayette, IN)

Live Art Plaza (Riehle Plaza, 2nd & Main Street) 5 – 5:30 pm & 9:30 – 10 pm

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Summer Belt

Singer-Songwriter (Lafayette, IN)

Digby’s Stage (4th Street) 9 – 10 pm

2017 SAMI Songwriter Scholarship winner and Berklee College of Music Summer Program student, Summer Belt has been working on many projects, including writing her own original music and recording her first EP.

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Trish’s Red Bird Cafe

Peppercorns Kitchen

Khana Khazana Indian Grill

Hot Box Pizza

Bru Burger Bar Lafayette

Volunteer at the 2019 TASTE of Tippecanoe!


Pop/Alternative rock (Lafayette, IN)

Market Stage (5th Street) 7:15 – 8:15 pm

An up and coming female lead pop/alternative rock group playing original songs.

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Tim Vitullo Band

Blues (Pittsburgh, PA)

Depot Stage (2nd Street) 4 – 5 pm

Tim Vitullo is a bit different. An accomplished singer, guitarist, & songwriter, Vitullo decided to return home to both Pittsburgh & his blues influences to record Josephine & Assorted Train Songs, his debut studio LP.

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DJ (Bloomington, IN)

Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 11:10 pm – Midnight

Madison True also known as “Maddog” or “DJ Maddog” is an artist, stylist, entrepreneur, and DJ. Atlanta born and Florida/Chicago/Detroit/Indiana raised, her father coined her as “The Maddog” at an early age.

Residing in Indiana, Madison obtains several residencies in her town of Bloomington as well as playing in cities throughout the mid-west. Her sets include genres like house, techno, and trance with improvisations using drum machines and various synths. Recently adding the title “Producer” to her resume, she is beginning to pursue a successful career in music production as a solo artist.

Madison is tapping into a male dominated music genre where there are no Madonna’s or Beyonce’s paving the way creatively. A music genre known for habitually over-sexualizing women and where women are rarely taken seriously as musicians. Maddog creates and performs music that she hopes inspires others while proving that women have a creative place in electronic music other than being superficially attractive or second-rate DJs.

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Clint Breeze & The Groove

Jazz, hip-hop (Indianapolis, IN)

Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 10 – 11 pm


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Shiny Penny

Pop rock (Kokomo, IN)

Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Hailing from Kokomo, Indiana, SHINY PENNY is an alternative pop/rock trio who has shared bills with acts such as Bon Jovi, The Beach Boys, Sublime with Rome, Switchfoot, Jane’s Addiction, Colony House, New Politics, Jon McLaughlin, and NEEDTOBREATHE. The band consists of Scott “Stix” Ayers (drums), Brad DiCarlo (guitar/background vocals), and Dean Schimmelpfennig (vocals/keys/bass/guitar).

The trio strives to be experimental with their approach to re-imagining songs and creating smooth transitions in order to provide the best possible performance for every audience. After reviewing the band at a show, Indianapolis’ NUVO described the group as “such a stunning presence on stage. Calculated, but not cold; perfectly together, but still organic.”

Beyond the songs, SHINY PENNY has an even deeper fervor for forging real connections with people both on and off the stage. From the venue staff members to the most dedicated fans, the band strives to share the love they’ve been given with everyone. The music is simply a vehicle for their burning desire to connect.

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Dream Chief

Electronic pop (Indianapolis, IN)

Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 7 – 8 pm

Dream Chief are an electro-pop duo from Indianapolis comprised of cousins Luke (23) and John Tuttle (22). In just two years since their formation in 2016, Dream Chief has become one of the most promising new acts from the midwestern US, sharing stages with Portugal. The Man, Phantogram, Bishop Briggs, Dermot Kennedy, Flint Eastwood, Zell Day, Atlas Genius, Panama Wedding, and many others. Dream Chief released their debut single “Can’t Shake U” in early 2017 to amazing press and industry response, with IndyStar calling them a “must see” new artist. Spotify selected “Can’t Shake U” for inclusion in their coveted Fresh Finds and Indie Pop! playlist before it ultimately become one of the top songs on Spotify’s Global Vital 50 chart. To date, “Can’t Shake U” has accrued over a million plays on Spotify and 1.4 million overall plays.

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Progressive guitar (Frankfort, IN)

Digby’s Stage (4th Street) 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Justin Seymour, artistically known as BODHI, is a high school history, government and psychology teacher that is making his name and music known in the world in progressive virtuosic guitar music. While being a part of the metal music scene for over a decade with prog metal outfit The Room Colored Charlatan, his new solo record titled Ineffable was released last August. His music caught the attention of Schecter with the release of the video for his song The Texture of Motion.

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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.

Roasted Toasted & Baked


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.

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Inspired Fire

Flamework and glasswork studio (Lafayette, IN)

Live Art Plaza (Riehle Plaza, 2nd & Main Street) 4 – 9 pm

Watch Sharon Owens of Inspired Fire create original figurines and jewelry with the use of her blow torch and glass!


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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

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.

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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.

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