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

The Cole Porter Festival is held each year on the weekend nearest June 9th (Cole’s birthday) in his hometown of Peru, Indiana. For 2015 the festival will run from June 11th through June 14th, 2015. Artists include Steve Ross, Mark & Troy, and Peru’s own Zak Tschiniak.

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Join us for a bus tour of all the hot Cole Porter sites; from his birthplace to his burial site.

Don’t miss Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre’s Revue: “Prehistoric Cole.” And, of course, there will be lots of Cole Porter music throughout the day.

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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 11th through the 14th, 2015.

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This activity is provided with support from Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.



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