Auditions for this year’s JamFest show took place last week, and the attendance was lower than in past years.
Only four totally auditions took place, and many of the acts will be performing at JamFest for the first time.
JamFest is an annual Homecoming tradition put on by students and for students. It provides the opportunity for performers to showcase their musical talents in front of their peers.
“I think the attendance has decreased in JamFest mostly because of the lack of advertising,” said Taylor Flowers, senior kinesiology major from Spring. “A lot of students, especially freshmen, do not even know what JamFest is. After we get it advertised this year, we need to make sure everyone knows exactly where to find this great show.”
JamFest is free for the public and is one of many events on campus during Homecoming weekend.
“The timing of the event is great,” said Lane Luttrell, junior Bible major from Colleyville. “JamFest is a great event for alumni, faculty, students and staff to go to.”
This year’s show will be in the mall area on campus and will feature a variety of food trucks that will be within walking distance for attendees. Another addition to JamFest will be an alumni band performing after current students show off their talent.
Callie Houston, a junior nursing major from Abilene, said she is excited for this year’s JamFest.
“This is my first time doing JamFest, so it should be fun,” Houston said. “I think JamFest is special because it is put on by students and it really allows us to display our talents to the student body on campus in a setting that isn’t Chapel. It’s a really neat experience. People should come out to support the performers and fellow classmates, but it will also be a good time to just relax and listen to music.”
The lineup for JamFest is not finished due to people still being added in different acts.
JamFest will be on Oct. 16 from 7- 9 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend.