More than 100 people were in attendance for the sunny skies, warm weather and good music for the outdoor event. It attracted students, faculty and residents of the University District.
“I loved this event. Literally my friends and I were talking about sitting outside listening to music that day because it was so beautiful, then I remembered the festival” said Junior Journalism major, Christina Vanelli.
Organizer, Trey Hamilton said it was everything he expected.
“The crowd was diverse and the bands put on great shows.”
Concerts are becoming more common for the University of Memphis. Within the past year the campus has seen Miguel, Cute is What We Aim for, and now a music festival.
Although these events were sponsored by different student organizations they are still serving as entertainment to the student body.
Vanelli said her favorite part of the festival was the local artists.
“It was cool seeing people enjoy and sing along to local music,” Vanelli said.
Hamilton, the festival’s organizer, said he was pleased that the crowd enjoyed the local variety as well.
Tevin Mcinnis, a student who DJ-ed the event said it was a blast.
“I really enjoyed myself and the students seemed to have enjoyed it to,” Mcinnis said.
Mcinnis said he is looking forward to the event expanding, but he was glad to be able to take part in the first ever Blue Tom Festival.