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27th Annual West Lafayette Global Fest

Saturday, September 17 / 3:00 pm 11:00 pm


West Lafayette, IN 47907 United States

FREE STREET FESTIVAL

The annual West Lafayette Global Fest returns with its street festival concept—dozens of booths and multiple stages lining Northwestern Avenue and Columbia Street full of delectable delights, craft beer, cultural merchandise, and world music performances from every corner of the planet. The outdoor celebration of what this blue marble we call home can offer has been a cherished event in West Lafayette for decades.

Headlining the live music stage will be Gili Yalo, a musician who blends funk, jazz, and soul with traditional sounds from his Jewish-Ethiopian roots. Also slated to perform are Chicago’s Tuvergen Band, a Mongolian folk-fusion trio, and Lone Piñon, a New Mexican string band or “orquesta típica.” This international mixtape pairs well with the cultural sights, smells, and flavors that help make Purdue and West Lafayette exciting and diverse.

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

TUVERGEN BAND

MAIN STAGE / 5PM

High-energy Mongolian folk-fusion trio

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LONE PIÑON

MAIN STAGE / 7PM

Traditional New Mexican string band

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GILI YALO

MAIN STAGE / 9PM

Ethiopian roots combined with funk, psychedelia, and soul

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Also Featuring

  • Purdue Chinese Performing Arts Troupe
  • Chicago Samba
  • McGovern Irish Dancers
  • Okinawa Yuyukai
  • and more to be announced!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SUPPORT FROM

Indiana Arts Commission, West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, Effectv, Southwire,
Veridus Group, Purdue Federal Credit Union, Purdue University Honors College, Friends of
Convocations Endowment, West Lafayette Public Library, Bowen Engineering, Cook Research,
O.W. Krohn and Associates, Wessler Engineering, Purdue Black Cultural Center, Purdue Latino
Cultural Center, and Purdue Asian American and Asian Resource Cultural Center