Story to Awa Badiane ’21

LUaroo, a spring tradition at Lawrence University, was held over the Memorial Day weekend, providing two days of live music, food and games.

With a compilation of performances from both Lawrence students and off-campus artists on Saturday and Sunday, the annual music festival had something for everyone. It’s a welcome break as spring term comes to a close and students prepare for finals.

“It’s a nice time to just chill with friends and listen to music,” Jailene Rodriguez ’21 said as she enjoyed the music under sunny skies. 

Being one week before finals, LUaroo is the perfect way to make memories with friends and blow off some steam before it’s time to buckle down and study. 

“It also helps there’s a holiday right after; great way to prep for the last week of classes,” Rodriguez said.  

Photo gallery from LUaroo

Besides being an opportunity for students to enjoy great music, LUaroo is also an amazing opportunity for student-artists to showcase their talents on stage.  

With a stage set up on the quad lawn, music started at noon both days and proceeded into the night. The lineup included, among others, Awake for Birds, Jamil & the Litterbox Kids, Daniel Green, Lala Lala, Tobi Lou, Four Fists and Oshun.

Listen to select songs by some of the featured artists on our LUaroo 2019 Spotify playlist:

“I feel like it’s a great way for musical artists on campus to promote their talents. It gives them practice for performing at bigger festivals,” said Louric Rankine ’21.

This Lawrence tradition has become something all students can look forward to, knowing they are able to have fun, let go, and enjoy some great music right here on campus.  Food, Frisbee and volleyball added to the festive spirit.

We gathered a few photos from student photographers from this year’s festival.  

Awa Badiane ’21 is a student writer in the Communications office.