WIUX Music Market showcases local bands, new music

As students and visitors entered Franklin Hall on March 26, their gaze immediately shifted to Presidents Hall. From noon to 7 p.m., local bands rocked out their feelings at WIUX’s Music Market.

“This is mostly focused on being a community event where we can all have fun and give exposure to these local artists,” Ian Ausdal, WIUX’s vice president of external affairs, said.

Local bands ForeDaze, Westhead, Six Foot Blonde and Namen Namen performed across different genres, but they focused mostly on indie rock. Post Sex Nachos, a boy band from Missouri, and Jackie Hayes, an indie singer from Illinois, also performed.

In between musical sets, audience members gathered around tables of local vendors and artisan-made items.

Indianapolis tea manufacturer Aahaa Chai, sold tea and coffee house products, and clothing company Gonzo Hydraulica sold clothing. There was also a booth selling WIUX merchandise.

Forsythia Farm also sold yarn at their booth. Carol Ahmann, the proprietor of Forsythia Farm, said she spins and sells yarn made out of the fur of their four alpacas and 10 rabbits.

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