JamFest will take place Friday night and will feature different student performers.
The free-admission concert is scheduled to be on the lawn outside the Hunter Welcome Center at 6:30 p.m. following the Homecoming Carnival. However, if weather interferes as it did last year, JamFest will be moved to Moody Coliseum.
The lineup for the show will be Anthony Hill and Jamie Browning, Shannon Conaway and Jeremy Aymard, Faith in Fire, Josh Levinson, Morgan Jennings, Jake Hall and Friends, and DaBand.
“Our JamFest committee held auditions for all types of bands and performers,” said Mabree Moore, sophomore elementary education major from Brownwood. “We had a great turnout with auditions which led us into an even greater lineup for this year’s show.”
This is Moore’s first year serving on the JamFest committee, a subcommittee of the Homecoming Steering Committee. The committee is in charge of planning and executing JamFest.
“Last year I volunteered and loved the carnival and JamFest, so when I was approached to be on the Homecoming Steering Committee and put together JamFest, I was all aboard,” Moore said.
While some students are returning performers, Jeremy Aymard, junior biology major from San Francisco, will be performing at JamFest for the first time.
“I’m doing this to bring some entertainment and to have some fun,” Aymard said.
Jamie Browning and Anthony Hill will open the show. Browning, senior graphic design major from San Antonio, said the couple will begin with an Ed Sheeran song and will include an original song by Hill.
“I normally hate couples that sing together because it’s just too cheesy, and normally it’s never a good idea, but it’s something we both enjoy doing,” Browning said.
JamFest is expected to draw crowds of current students as well as alumni who are planning on returning to campus to engage in a weekend full of homecoming festivities.
“We have a ton of amazing and talented performers,” Moore said. “Everyone and their mom should come watch because it’s the greatest event happening on this fine Friday evening.”