Gregg Fest

GreggFest ThumbnailLYNDON- The 5th anuual Greggfest was put on the 4th and 5th of May. Greggfest is a music festival put on by the Music Business Industry students at Lyndon State College. This festival had been originally put on to raise money for a student, Jake Gregg, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. "We do it in honor of a former student named Jake Gregg, He was diagnosed with Cancer While he was here, and we started the festival to raise funds for his care and to lift his spirits just by putting on a show that he would want to see and, he unfortunatly passed away in April of 2015... we now put the money into an endowment fund for scholarships in Jake's name for MBI (Music Business Industry) students in need."

Although most of the students now never went to school with Jake Gregg, they are still motivated by his memory to make the festival the best it can be to "Keep the Fires Burning"

"Im really touched to be a part of it, I didn't even know Jake Gregg, I wasn't here when he went to school, but just to be a part of it and to keephis memory alive is really awesome."

This festival is 100% student run and always has been. The students in the music business department start the planning at the beginning of the fall semester around nine months before the festival is put on. They find bands, book a venue, Create a budget proposal and present it, create their own merchendise and set up everything for the show.

"It's a hundred percent student run, we have some third party help but I mean the third party help is bought and brought by the students so it is a hundredpercent student run."

The success has varierd from year to year for this two day event. Gregg Fest raised a total of around $3,000 just from the $5 dollar ticket sales and the $10 dollar shirts, which was $500 dollar more than last year.

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