Genny Fest Music Festival & Food-Truck Frenzy™

What’s better together than great live music and food? Genny Fest Music Festival & Food-Truck Frenzy™ — a free music-and-food festival hosted each spring on campus — is named for WGSU’s mascot, Genny (a lovable squirrel — herself named after the affectionate nickname for Geneseo). Featuring live music and food trucks, Genny Fest™ benefits WGSU (and future Genny Fests).

The second Genny Fest Music Festival & Food-Truck Frenzy™ will be 4–7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019. Check back for more details (coming soon) — including an announcement about scheduled music performers.

Genny rockin’ out at Genny Fest 2018Photos by Ben Gajewski ’07

Genny at Genny Fest 2018

Genny Fest 2018

Genny Fest ’18

The first Genny Fest™ (April 27, 2018) — celebrating WGSU’s 55th anniversary — featured music by Jackknife Stiletto and Allison Leah ’18. A crowd, estimated at more than 500, packed the walkway leading from Jones Hall to MacVittie College Union Plaza. Attendees enjoyed a beautiful spring day, great music and a variety of food offerings from seven food trucks. Music performances were broadcast live on WGSU. Event partners included Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS), SUNY Geneseo University Police, Geneseo a capella groups and Foodlink.

Hear the Genny Fest ’18 On-Air Promo (on SoundCloud).

Welcome to Genny Fest!
Ahh … where to begin…?
Greeting some fans with a “high five”!
Decisions, decisions!
Ah … can almost taste it now!
Everyone’s all smiles!
Checkin’ out the music!
Jackknife Stiletto
Jackknife Stiletto (more)
Rockin’ out to the music!
Allison Leah
Best seat in the house?
Getting hungry again!
Back for seconds!
Thanks for attending Genny Fest 2018!


To inquire about the Genny Fest Music Festival & Food-Truck Frenzy™ or Genny’s availability for other appearances (or for any questions related to her or the festival), contact