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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!

Volunteer at the 2019 TASTE of Tippecanoe!

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.

Volunteer for the TASTE of Tippecanoe!

TASTE Volunteers

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Grow the Arts by volunteering for the Tippecanoe Arts Federation at the 2019 TASTE of Tippecanoe on Saturday, June 15!

Volunteers are crucial for the success of the event and needed for a variety of duties throughout the day including ticket sales, admissions, and setup.

Enjoy free admission to the TASTE and an official T-shirt in exchange for volunteering two hours of your time. Volunteer assignments and times (first-come, first-served) will be scheduled during training sessions held at TAF temporary offices located at 638 North Street the week before the event. All volunteers MUST complete the form at and attend one of the offered sessions.

2020 TASTE Fireworks

Saturday, June 20 at 10 pm, join us for the biggest booms around town!

TASTE Fireworks Photograph by BBE Photos.

FREE Safety Alerts + Twitter to Keep TASTE-goers Informed

Thanks to AMG Alerts, TASTE organizers will use a color coded text alert system to keep attendees informed if the weather gets hairy.

The TASTE of Tippecanoe is a rain or shine event, but operations have had to be suspended in the past because of lightning or wind. However, operations have also safely resumed after these occurrences. You’re using your hard-earned money to gain admission to the TASTE and help the Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grow the Arts. We want to make it more-than-worth your while.

Whether you’re at the TASTE, on your way to the TASTE, or on the fence about attending… STAY INFORMED.

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