Homecoming festivities will begin Friday with JamFest, ACU’s biggest on-campus musical concert consisting solely of student bands.
Because of changes in the weather forecast and an expected cold front, JamFest has been relocated to Moody Coliseum. The bands will perform inside and the fireworks have been rescheduled to take place Saturday night.
Amy Morris, accounting major from Sugarland, is co-director of Homecoming with Landon Cook. They are partially in charge of the Homecoming Parade this Saturday, as well as the carnival and JamFest, which both take place on Friday.
Morris said there are about eight student bands performing at JamFest. Some of the well-known bands are The Dogwoods, Sunset at Ivry, Jake and Claire and Wes Robbins.
Morris said she expects a big turn out to follow last year’s attendance of about 1,100 people. Attendees include ACU alumni, students, potential students and people from the Abilene community.
“I really encourage the ACU community to come out and support ACU and the talented student bands that will be performing,” Morris said.
The ACU carnival will be taking place simultaneously with JamFest. There will be pizza and T-shirts available for purchase.
Meredith Orr, junior family studies major from Coppell, said she is excited about JamFest this year.
“I attended JamFest last year and had a really good time,” Orr said. “It gives ACU students a chance to interact with each other and create new friendships. Not to mention it is a free concert with good, positive music.”
Morris said that the JamFest is a great part of ACU’s Homecoming.
“JamFest is an extremely chill and relaxing environment that many people will enjoy,” Morris said.
Homecoming events begin Friday with the carnival and JamFest Concert. The ACU Homecoming Parade will be Saturday morning.
Other key homecoming events are the soccer match against Midwestern State University, as well as football and volleyball games, both competing against the University of Incarnate Word Saturday afternoon.