Wulapalooza Art And Music Festival To Be Held On Willamette Campus

Willamette students will hold the 4th annual Wulapalooza music, art and Earth festival on Brown Field, located next to the Putnam University Center, from 11 a.m. to mid-night on Saturday, April 28.

Wulapalooza is an annual art, music and Earth festival that provides a venue for student artists and musicians to demonstrate their talents as well as celebrate planet Earth. The festival is organized and produced entirely by students.

Two stages will provide live music throughout the day, with Native American dancers kicking-off the festivities at 11 a.m. Four headlining bands are scheduled to appear throughout the day:

  • Rubberneck - a Latin-funk band from Portland, Ore.
  • Hanuman - an eclectic blend of bluegrass, funk, roots/rock and old jazz standards from Seattle, Wash.
  • West Coast Rhythm Section - psychedelic acid jazz funk from Sacramento, Calif.
  • Herschel Patch and the Gleakers - homegrown, acoustic-groove storytelling from Salem, Ore.

There will be an array of international food booths and a "student art village" where Willamette students will have artwork on display and for sale. An activity tent will feature several fun projects for children including face painting, tie-dyeing, paper-mache, jewelry making and pottery making.

This festival is free and open to the Salem community, giving the artists and musicians of Willamette University valuable exposure beyond the campus community. For further questions, please contact Tricia Durgin, coordinator for residential life and auxiliary services, 503-370-6212.