Cole Porter

In a small Indiana town, on June 9th 1891, the genius we know as Cole Albert Porter was born. He went on to write over 1500 songs for Broadway productions, movies, and television. Today his music lives on. Every year on the second weekend of June, we celebrate his brilliance, and honor his life and music, with the Cole Porter Festival, in his hometown of Peru, Indiana.

The Cole Porter Festival

charles TroyThe Cole Porter Festival is held each year on the weekend nearest June 9th (Cole’s birthday) in his hometown of Peru, Indiana.

For 2014 the festival will run from June 5th through June 8th, 2014. Artists include Joan Curto, Mark & Troy, and Peru’s own Zak Tschiniak.
Learn more about the artists in this years line up….

Join us for a bus tour of all the hot Cole Porter sites; from his birthplace to his burial site.  babyDon’t miss Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre’s Revue:  “Kountry Fried Cole.”  And, of course, there will be lots of Cole Porter music throughout the day.

Learn more about all the events planned…


Join us in downtown Peru, Indiana for fun and music for young and old in a celebration of the great Cole Porter’s life and music on June 5th through the 8th, 2014.

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