As Gold Award project, FHS sophomore creates 1st Admiral Music Fest

Final plans for the inaugural Admiral Music Fest are taking shape under the direction of Farragut High School sophomore Bailey Redmond, who has created it as her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

The event, which will be held from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday, June 2, in FHS’s Vickie B. Wells Auditorium, will feature musical acts throughout the day, including Aiden White, Hayden Bright, London DeBord, Van Mercy, Free Your Mind, Barberbone Quartet, Boundless Trap, Backyard Dinner, Haley Nance, Vivid Display, French Toast, Isaiah Heroux, Homie John and Milk Man & The Big Band.

The latter group is the headliner, consisting of 17 members, who will perform from 8:20 to 10 p.m. that evening.

The day’s activities also will offer face painting and various vendors, such as Lanoria Studios, BP Cables and Lost Artist Collective.

The event is free and open to the public, with any donations going toward the Joy of Music School in Knoxville.

Redmond, a pianist and vocalist who also is a front ensemble percussionist with 

the FHS Marching Admirals band, said in a previous interview she had the idea to host a music festival when she realized the lack of opportunities and appropriate settings for 

youth performers.

“After this first Admiral Music Fest, the FHS band program has agreed to (take over) the event for next year, which will formally conclude my part in the project,” Redmond said. “This means that once it is passed off for next year, I will have completed my Girl Scout Gold Award.”