Boonearoo, an all-day free event for students and the surrounding Nashville community, was held for the first time on Saturday, April 30, 2011, and featured both Trevecca students and professional music artists.
“Boonearoo had been a dream of ours for months,” said Matt Spraker, Associate Dean of Students. “It was a great opportunity for students to be involved. They did everything from run the lights and sound, take care of the bands, set up and tear down the stage and equipment, and several students were able to perform as well.”
The event also included a Craft and Artisan Fair for students and local vendors to sell homemade goods, food, crafts, or other accessories.
The festival featured performances by the Troy Mangrum band, Dan Moranville, Emy Smith & Hamil Rich, Jake Hagood, The Howling Brothers, Sleepy Eyed Fox, Skyhook, and Grits.
“Students had a great time and enjoyed wide variety of music that was offered. We’re already looking forward to what next year’s Boonearoo will hold,” said Spraker.