Low attendance numbers at previous JamFests has prompted organizers to regroup this year hoping to attract a larger audience. Though Jamfest was previously held on the lawn outside the Hunter Welcome Center, the location of the free-admission concert has been moved to the mall area of campus. JamFest will start at 7 p.m.
The lineup of student performers for the show is: Washed By The Water Ensemble; Callie Houston, Holly Moran, Savannah Pybus; Jake Rosser, Michael Guillot, Aaron Cervantes; Gary Lane Luttrell and Madysen Pennington; Wes Robbins, Aaron Cervantes, Caroline Levinson; and Pa-Paw, an alumni band.
Student director Taylor Flowers, senior kinesiology major from Spring, said substantial effort has been made in planning this year’s JamFest.
“The Alumni Office, the steering committee and the performers have put in a lot of work to make this the best JamFest yet,” Flowers said.
Flowers said this year’s show will be filled with an array of talent
“I have heard every act and can personally attest that this is not going to be a show to miss out on,” Flowers said.
“I’ll be playing a medley with an ensemble of freshmen who performed at Freshman Follies,” said Wes Robbins, junior sociology major from Houston.
JamFest is a concert that showcases the talents of many students. For some, it is an opportunity to use their talent for the entertainment of the campus community. Jake Rosser, junior multimedia major from Abilene, said he hopes to perform new songs next year.
“I will probably do JamFest my senior year, expecting that I will have an album or two with new songs to share with everyone,” said Rosser.
This year’s student performers are optimistic about the success of JamFest.
“I know performing in ACU events was and is very important in shaping and growing me as a musician, so I hope that future performers and audiences will be able to benefit from Jam Fest,” Robbins said.
Performer Gary Lane Luttrell, junior Christian ministry major from Colleyville, said he hopes there will be a vast amount of audience attendees, and that they will be impressed.
“I’m hopeful that there will be a good turn out, and that people can see what kind of talent ACU can produce,” Luttrell said.