East Central College will host a Hillside Jam Friday, April 27, from noon to 6 p.m. at the MP West Patio on the Union campus.
The event is being organized by East Central College student Jarriel Scott, who is an SGA senator and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
The event is free and open to the community.
“I just want the community and public to see the talent we have here in Franklin County,” Scott said, noting that all the talent for the event is local. “This also will give people a chance to see the campus and the new building.”
Musical acts throughout the day are as follows.
Tommy Perry will kick off the event with blues at noon.
The ECC jazz choir will perform at 12:50 p.m.
The group No Signal will perform beginning at about 1:40 p.m.
At about 2:30 p.m. “Us and Them” will perform contemporary music.
A country act, Ben Berges, will take the stage at 3:20 p.m.
Following Berges, at about 4:10 p.m., will be Ed Rohan with classic rock.
Finishing the day, beginning at 5 p.m., is Bobby Brinker with pop rock.
Each group or individual will play a 40-minute set.
“I wanted to offer something for everyone,” Scott said about the music variety. “You won’t hear the same thing all day.”
Scott said he started planning the event in September.
The Hot Dog Man and Bugsy’s will have food for sale. The Student Government Association will be selling funnel cakes and PTK will sell snow cones.
The event is sponsored by the ECC Student Activities Office, ECC SGA, Oasis Lanes, Otis Campbell’s, Bank of Sullivan, Franklin County Title, ALW Roofing, Revolution Cycles, Ming Insurance Group, River City Music, Bugsy’s on Main, Helfrich & Hotz — Attorneys at Law, Mark Vincent — Attorney at Law, White Rose Cafe and Hagie’s.
Proceeds will benefit a scholarship for a student.
“I want to be able to give to another student,” Scott said. “ECC has been able to give to me (through scholarships) and I want to give back to help someone with their educational goals and career.”
A Birds of Prey exhibit will begin at 6 p.m. at the college.