Creative Arts programs band together for Fest Week

Celebrating the talent of students in the Creative Arts Program is the goal of Fest Week at South Plains College.

Fest Week is an event for the four Creative Arts programs to come together, share their talents and demonstrate what they have learned.

The preparation of the event includes students working together to design posters and t-shirts, promote the festival and set up the event.

“I hope all the students enjoy performing, give their best in the performance and involve the audience with the music,” said Chris Hudgins, coordinator of the commercial music program.

The event will start at 5 p.m. each night in the Tom T. Hall Production Studio in the Commercial Music Building. Admission to the event is free to the public. For those who want to watch from home, the event will also be streamed on the internet.

On April 29, Fest Week starts with Country Fest, featuring the different styles of country music, from modern to southern country. Performances by the Pickin’ on the Plains, South Plains Playboys, and Country Jukebox ensembles also will be included, along with an online performance by SPC Youth Live. The live performances continue with Highway 114, Murky Water and Special K & Lil Mo.

On April 30, Rock Fest will feature classic, metal, alternative rock and rock and roll. Groups performing include The Holey Donuts, Marcus Walmart & His Sale Associates, Rated T for Tate, Results May Vary, The Kings and Queens of Wallney and Mechanism.

On May 1, Groove Fest features modern and traditional jazz, R&B and Blues music. The performers of the night are Electric Jazz, Real Book, Fat Dawg, Grammatical Correct, Hot Pockets and Soul Pox.

On May 2, Fest Week concludes with the Thursday Night Showcase. It begins with a songwriters’ listening hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Performances start at 6 p.m., featuring SPC’s Thursday Nite Live, Top Rock and the Touring Ensemble.