JamFest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 on the lawn outside of the Hunter Welcome Center during Homecoming week.
Colby Hatchett, junior accounting and finance major from Fort Worth, helped run the two rounds of performance auditions””the second of which wrapped up Thursday night “” leaving a total of about 8-10 performers in the lineup.
“We’re looking for genres all across the board,” Hatchett said. “So, it should be fun to come and get the full diversity this year.”
The show will feature several new performers as well as some familiar faces from previous festivals, such as Jake Hall, senior English education major from Springtown, who is set to play his third JamFest.
“I keep coming back because I love the idea of giving on-campus musicians a chance to play for their home crowd and grow as performers,” he said. “You’re among favorable company when you play for the ACU crowd.”
The festival will take place next to the Homecoming carnival, as it has in years past, and is expected to draw some of the crowd to the show, such as ACU alumni and families from the community.
The venue is small enough to feel comfortable and big enough to make the performers come out of their comfort zone, but there’s always room for more people in the audience.
“Jamfest is a concert that is run by students, performed by students and performed, mainly, for students as well,” Hatchett said. “Our hope is that they can come and get excited about seeing their fellow classmates and friends up there on stage actually performing.”
Be sure to go out and support friends, and be on the lookout for JamFest shirts which are available in the Campus Center.