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Hammer Donuts

Fresh City Market

The Juniper Spoon


HuHot Mongolian Grill

Famous Frank’s


Harrison College

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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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.

West Lafayette Public Library Website
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The Tippecanotes

Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Barbershop Chorus

Live Art Demonstration
Throughout TASTE footprint

The Tippecanotes is the Lafayette, Indiana chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Their mission is to make our community a better place by spreading the cultural, educational, and emotional enrichment that is brought forth through singing barbershop music. Catch them around the TASTE footprint this year and experience a lovely serenade!

Tippecanotes Website

McGovern Ceili Dancers

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN and Dayton, OH

Irish Step Dancing

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

Find yourself magically transported to a quaint Irish pub! The McGovern Ceili Dancers will provide a thrilling all-ages demonstration of Irish dance and stepping. The McGovern Ceili Dancers were founded in June of 1999 and have gone from 6 dancers meeting one night a week to over 80 dancers and 4 locations in Ohio and Indiana. We are comprised of female and male dancers whose ages range from 4 to adults. The McGovern Ceili Dancers philosophy is that while Irish dance is a vigorous and demanding form of dance, it can be experienced in an atmosphere that is relaxed, supportive and most importantly, fun. Our mission is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities.

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2016 Info Coming Soon

Food, Music, and Live Art Announcements for the 2016 TASTE of Tippecanoe will be updated on as they are released!


Pedestrian Bridge Closed for TASTE

Access to the TASTE of Tippecanoe will be limited to Downtown Lafayette

Due to construction, the John T Meyers Pedestrian Bridge (that links Lafayette and West Lafayette *for folks on foot*) will be closed for the TASTE.

There will not be access to the TASTE from the bridge and it will not be available as a place to view the 2015 FIREWORKS.

Please plan to access the TASTE from one of our 4 Gates in Downtown Lafayette.

It is free to park in the City of Lafayette and Tippecanoe County Parking Garages (where indicated) and, of course, on the street.

The DEPOT STAGE and TASTEtogether Area will be prime spots for viewing the FIREWORKS.

For more location info, check out the MAP!!

New in 2015: the TASTEtogether Area!!

New in 2015: the TASTEtogether Area!!

Need a place to recharge, visit with family/friends, or view the fireworks? Head over to the Old National Bank lot near 2nd & Columbia Streets to the TASTEtogether Area, presented by Frontier Communications!

The TASTEtogether Area will feature a beer garden and additional seating in a quiet(er?) setting.

Check it out on the MAP!!

MacAllister Rentals


Speedpro Imaging

Farmers State Bank


IU Health

Republic Services


McCord Candies

La Aldea

JL Hufford Coffee & Tea

India Mahal

HotBox Pizza

Easley Winery

Ben’s Soft Pretzels

Carolina Story


Market Stage (4th & Main Street) 9:00pm – 10:30pm

Carolina Story’s unique style of Folk music is derived from the dynamic of a married couple creating it. Their blended harmonies backed by guitar, harmonica and suitcase percussion create a sound that is solely their own. Their songwriting is based on their personal experience together on the road.

The Clutter

Riff Rock

Market Stage (4th & Main Street) 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Formed in 2008, The Clutter is an eclectic riff rock band hailing from Lafayette, IN. Combining the edgy sounds of the 70’s with today’s modern flavors, they create a sonic roller coaster of ups-and-downs that never disappoints.

Amanda Fletcher

Pop / Acoustic Rock

Market Stage (4th & Main Street) 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Amanda Fletcher is a 21 year old singer/songwriter and a member of SAMI (Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana). At 14 she began performing her original. By age 15 Amanda was the youngest person ever to win the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters with her song “Moving On”. Amanda enjoys writing songs, singing, playing the piano, and collaborating with other musicians both local and national.

White Vinyl Sky

Blues Rock

Crossroads Stage (3rd & Main Street) 10:15pm – 10:45pm

White Vinyl Sky is a blues rock band from West Lafayette. WVS’s debut record, Squall EP was released May 2014. The band has performed in Chicago, Indianapolis, and at many events in the Greater Lafayette Area.

Hunter Smith Band

Country Rock

Crossroads Stage (3rd & Main Street) 7:45pm – 8:30pm

The Hunter Smith Band is a Modern Country Rock Band fronted by Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colt, Hunter Smith. Based in Indiana, the group epitomizes all that is right about the modern era of pop country/rock music. HSB’s music has all of the hooks, melodies, and phrase turns you would expect from great songwriting.  However, there is a depth of emotion sonically and lyrically across its landscape that is rare in today’s music industry.

Clave Caribe


Crossroads Stage (3rd & Main Street) 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Local band with tropical music and latin fusion

Popular Ego

Garage Pop

Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Street) 5:15pm – 6:00pm

Popular Ego’s garage sound emanates from the collaboration of its musicians; former members of The Half Rats, The Gestalts, The Splendid Trend, and The Hudson Falcons. Their electrifying sound is sure to get your toes tapping.

Announcements for the Taste 2015 Coming Soon!

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