Willamette University hosts urban Earth, art and music festival

The 11th annual Wulapalooza, Willamette University’s free music, art and Earth festival, will be held Saturday, April 25, on Brown Field.

The festival begins at 11 a.m. with the main music stage opening at 6 p.m. This year’s featured performers are The Mae Shi from Los Angeles, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream from Ohio, and Mirah and Thee Emergency from Seattle. Other stages will feature performances from local and student-organized bands, a student art show and other activities.

Each year Wulapalooza includes a fundraiser for a local charitable foundation. This year the event will sponsor the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School in Salem. The event is free, but monetary donations for the sponsored group are welcome.

This year Wulapalooza celebrates its 11th anniversary. In the past 11 years, the event has evolved from a small festival providing a creative outlet for students on campus into a community event that attracts nationally recognized talent.

For more information, call the Office of Student Activities at (503) 370-6463 or visit