Music festival jams at Riverland Friday

Published 6:31 am Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Riverland Community college group offers students and the community a chance to rock on for human rights this weekend.

Featuring a variety of local musicians and food, the first ever Jamnesty Music Festival takes place Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. on the south lawn of the east Austin campus building. In the case of rain, the festival will be moved into the gymnasium.

The event is organized by and benefits the college’s chapter of Amnesty International, a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.

Faculty advisor for the student group, Marie Lechelt, said the purpose of the music festival is “to raise money for the student group Amnesty International, to educate people about human rights, to bring local music to campus and to have fun.”

Musicians at Fridays’s family-friendly event include include Calder Pfeifer, Miguel, Sam Gustine, Andrew Torkelson, Jake Gustine, Shaking Stars and Aurora Borealis, Lechelt said.

Tastes will include Latin fare from Tienda Y Taqueria Guerrero, Philly sandwiches from Daisy’s Diner and beverages and snacks from Gymocha and Coffee House on Main.

There will also be a variety of Riverland student groups and community organizations represented at informational tables including, Amnesty International, International Student Club, Phi Theta Kappa, RIOT, The United Way, Salvation Army, Rachel’s Hope and the Austin Human Rights Commission.

Riverland’s chapter of Amnesty International has 10 core members, and 40 on their listserv.

Tickets to the event are $3 and free for children under 12 years of age.

Jamnesty Music Festival

When: 3 to 9 p.m., Friday

Where: Riverland Community College,

1900 Eighth Ave. NW

Tickets: $3 for adults, free for children 12 and under

Jamnesty Music Festival Schedule

3 p.m. Calder Pfeifer

3:30 pm: Miguel

4 p.m.: Sam Gustine

4:30 p.m.: Andrew Torkelson

5:00 p.m.: Jake Gustine

5:30 p.m.: TBA

7:00 p.m.: Shaking Stars

8:00 p.m.: Aurora Borealis