Save the Date: May 25-26, 2024!

LUaroo 2024 will fill Main Hall Green with music for two glorious days over the Memorial Day weekend. More than 20 bands will take the stage during the annual student-organized music festival. Many of them are bands featuring Lawrence students. Others come to campus to entertain the Lawrence audience for one last celebration before Spring Term comes to a close. It's one of the great traditions of Lawrence!

Luaroo poster

Save the date for LUaroo! Follow the link above to add the event to your calendar.


What is it?

LUaroo is an annual student run music festival that takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. There are typically two days of music, with a mix of on campus and off campus performers. To find out more about our lineup, click the off campus artists and on campus artists tabs.

When is it? Where is it?

This year the festival will be held on Main Hall Green on May 25 and 26. Music will start at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Student performers will go on ahead of our off campus performers!

What if it rains?

We will be in Somerset Room in Warch Campus Center if it thunders! In light rain, however, the show will continue as planned.

How do I participate?

All members of the Lawrence community are invited to attend the festival. Our application process for student performers has closed. If you’re interested in helping plan and put on next year’s festival, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

How much does it cost?

Attendance is free to all members of the Lawrence community and closed to visitors! Student organizations will be fundraising, in addition to food trucks.

What should I bring?

We recommend sunblock, plenty of water, and something to lay out on in the grass.

There WILL be in-person performances!

  • There will not be a livestream this year.
  • No need to wear a wristband!

How do I behave?

As always, please uphold the honor code. Campus safety will be around to assist anyone feeling unsafe or not honoring the social code. The festival planners, aka Band Booking Committee aka BBC, will have a tent onsite with staff ready to assist you.

How do I say LUaroo?

However you want! It can be L-U-roo, LUaroo, or somewhere in between.

What is your diversity statement?

The Lawrence University Band Booking Committee (LU BBC) recognizes the lack of representation that exists in the artist lineups of many mainstream music festivals. The LU BBC acknowledges the contributions of women, LGBTQ+ individuals, Black, Indigenous, all people of color, and disabled musicians in their contributions to the music industry and seeks to uplift the work of these artists at Lawrence University.

The LU BBC will actively work to uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion by:

  • Creating an artist lineup for LUaroo that strives to represent the depth and diversity of the music industry
  • Collaborating with the Sexual Harassment and Assault Research and Education committee (SHARE) and the LU Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) to ensure LUaroo is a safe and inclusive environment for all Lawrentians. As a result, the BBC will be taking the following actions:
  • Host LUAROO on Main Hall Green to prevent crowding
  • Have an LU BBC booth at LUaroo for students should any issue arise
  • Consult with CODA about LUaroo lineup
  • Consult with SHARE to educate students on how to keep LUaroo a safe space
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are ongoing conversation topics for the LU BBC. The committee will continue to seek out collaboration opportunities and feedback to ensure LUaroo is an inclusive and safe space for all Lawrentians to celebrate music.
LUaroo 2024 Logo

Who's Playing at LUaroo?

LUaroo 2024 band lineup is not out, yet, but check out the bands from 2023!

Saturday LUaroo 2024
Band Lineup for LUaroo 2024
LUaroo Lineup Sunday