The Event

Started in 1995, Band Jam is our largest annual event. As one of the first of its kind at UT, this charity concert benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Saint Louise House.

Check out the Facebook event page to stay updated and see the full band lineup.

We will be selling hot dogs (including vegetarian options), water, soft drinks, and baked goods. All items will be on a pay-what-you-want basis. Guests are also welcome to bring their own snacks. No alcohol is allowed at this event.

Daisy Holland, Philanthropy Haunt 2017

Hello! My name is Daisy Holland and I am the Philanthropy Haunt (Director) for Texas Spirits. As Philanthropy Haunt, I serve as the liaison between Texas Spirits and our two philanthropies: Make-A-Wish and Saint Louise House. Each semester, I create and plan various fundraising events aimed to benefit these two causes. This semester, my greatest priority was revamping and executing Texas Spirits’ annual event, Band Jam.

If you are reading this now, I want you to know how much it means to me that you are even considering attending Band Jam. The Texas Spirits have put on this event for 20 years, but this is the first year that the concert will be held outdoors and on UT campus. In an effort to make the event more campus-oriented and family friendly, I decided to make immense changes to Band Jam—even though the event had largely been run the same way since its inception. Although the decision to veer away from what had been done before has brought many new challenges, it has also brought new possibilities for what our small charity concert can become in five, ten, or even twenty plus years.

My committee members and I have worked tirelessly to make this new, revamped Band Jam a success. We contacted over 100 bands before finding the four artists that will be playing for us on April 21. The execution of this event has been in the works for almost eight months now and I am so excited to see our hard work benefit the philanthropies we love most.


If you would like to join Texas Spirits on April 21 in supporting Make-A-Wish and Saint Louise House, tickets for Band Jam can be purchased from the “Products” tab at the top of the page.

If you can't make it to the event but would still like to support us, feel free to DONATE!