First-time event celebrates the end of academic year


RacerFest is a first time celebration, hosted by multiple campus organizations. (Graphic courtesy of Alumni Relations)

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief

The RacerFest Block Party will celebrate the end of the centennial academic year with live music, lawn games and catered food. 

Alumni Relations, Student Government Association, the Residential College Association and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts organized this first-time event.

Alumni Relations Director Carrie McGinnis said the idea for RacerFest came to be through a conversation she had with Brent Webster, director of guitar studies, and Chris Trzepacz, assistant biology professor and head of Lee Clark Hall. 

“Brent shared that he was looking for a fun new opportunity for the students within the University’s Commercial Music Ensemble, under his direction, to put on a show for students, faculty and staff,” McGinnis said. “That led to the idea for RacerFest, an outdoor show on campus to…send off our seniors and give the students a good time to thank them for their hard work all year long.”

McGinnis said attendees can enjoy live music from Murray State’s student rock band, the Commercial Music Ensemble, and premiere a cappella choir, EQ Blu. There will also be free snacks, cotton candy, sno-cones and games, including corn hole.

The corner of 15th and Olive Street will be shut down from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5 for RacerFest. All members of the campus body are invited.

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