MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s Lee Clark Residential College is proud to present the 10th annual Clarkstock music festival, set for April 13 in the intramural fields in front of the building.

What began as a playful reference to the 40th anniversary of Woodstock in 2009 has grown and developed into a student-organized Murray State tradition that celebrates the local music scene.

The free show starts at 11 a.m. and will run until 5 that evening, with food provided. Performing acts include the Murray State University Police Band, Abigail Paschall, Andrew O’Rourke, Molly Lovette, Haleigh Martin and Lauren Edwards.

Spanning a variety of genres and musical styles, this year’s Clarkstock has something for everyone.

“We’re really proud of what Clarkstock has grown into,” said Lee Clark College Head Dr. Chris Trzepacz, who is also an assistant professor of biology at Murray State. “This is a great chance to bring together local musicians with the campus and Murray community.”

Trzepacz said planning for this year’s show began in January through the work of Clark’s student leaders, resident assistants and the Lee Clark Residential College Council. Those groups formed committees to recruit musical talent, promote and plan the event and prepare the menu.

The team also worked to fundraise for its philanthropic efforts; Clarkstock raises money through T-shirt and raffle sales to support the Main Street Youth Center in Murray.

“The Main Street Youth Center is an after-school facility that provides a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for local students, and the Clark community is proud to support their efforts,” Trzepacz said.

The public is invited to attend this year’s Clarkstock music festival. In the event of rain, the show will move inside to the commons area of Springer-Franklin Residential College.

Photo: Murray State University’s Lee Clark Residential College is proud to present the 10th annual Clarkstock music festival, set for April 13 in the intramural fields in front of the building.

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