A newer ETSU tradition, Buctainment’s Bucstock Music Festival will return to campus Saturday, April 9. For the past three years, the music festival has occurred every spring in the quad featuring local artists. This year, however, will look a little different.

“Due to some scheduling conflicts, Bucstock will be in Parking Lot 22 next to the soccer stadium,” said Jeb Johnson, the weekend chair officer for Buctainment.

Fans shouldn’t worry though. The festival will still feature local band favorites but with a twist.

“With the increased amount of space, we are able to have twice as many bands this year,” Johnson said. “We will have two stages going at once with twice as many genres being represented. That way, if people don’t like what is playing at one stage, they can check out another.”

Some of the bands and acts performing include Demon Waffle, Kryss Dula and Friends, Dylan Looney, Mojo, HillBilly Bad and The Kindest People.

To close the night, EDM artist with ETSU ties, BeatPhi[x] will take the stage from 10 p.m. to midnight.



Another new feature for this year is the change in food service.

“We are able to have local food trucks at this year’s Bucstock,” Johnson said. “Supporting local bands and businesses is something we really strive to do with this event.”

Foodie Fiction, Wholey Smokey Taco, Caribbean Grill and several other food trucks will be available along with trucks just for kettle corn, desserts and healthier food options.

This year’s Bucstock will also include some friendly competition.

“We are having a ‘Battle of Bucstock’ competition,” Johnson said. “Whichever band has the most people show up will receive a gift card to Campbell’s Morrell Music.”

The event is free and open to the public with the first band taking the stage at noon.

Since the festival is taking place in a parking lot this year, tailgating is welcome. However, Johnson stressed that Bucstock is still an on campus event. Therefore, ETSU rules apply.

For more information on Bucstock, email etsufun@etsu.edu.