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Spring Jam™ 2017

4.22.17

Event Information

Spring Jam™ is a celebration that brings the U of M together for an over-the-top festival experience. Complete with carnival rides, live music, and awesome food, Spring Jam™ is the perfect welcome party for warm weather!

Artist Announcement

Hold tight, Gophers! We will announce the artist lineup on 3/27/17. Tickets will also go on sale at this time. Stay tuned by following us on @UMNSUA for an exclusive U of M Student Presale and other insider info/updates!

Kick Off Spring Jam

Help us kick-off Spring Jam™ by showcasing your student group at Student Jam!

Student Jam is a collection of activities throughout the afternoon on Friday, April 21 starting with a variety of University of Minnesota students groups on Coffman Front Plaza. Apply to be a part of this awesome celebration at z.umn.edu/studentjam. You must be logged into Gopherlink to apply. Questions? Contact us at springjam@umn.edu. Deadline to apply is 11:59pm on March 3, 2017.

Schedule of Events

4/21 | CMU Front Plaza | Free

STUDENT JAM, 2:00pm

Hang out with U of M student groups as they get ready to celebrate Spring Jam™. Free food starting at 4:00pm!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: FINAL BATTLE, 5:00pm

This is the finale for five U of M student bands! Cheer on the front-runners as they compete for the chance to perform at Spring Jam™!

4/22 | Lot 37 | With ticket purchase

SPRING JAM™

4:00pm | Doors Open

4:00-10:30pm | Carnival rides, awesome food, and more!

5:00pm | Main Stage Show

Battle Of The Bands

The Spring Jam™ Battle of the Bands is a series of concert battles that will determine the bands that will perform during Spring Jam™ 2017.

The Whole Music Club has finalized the lineup for the upcoming four battles that will include the following 16 groups:

  • Kevin Fluegel
  • Fox and the Fearless
  • Counterfeit Democracy
  • {the empty sets}
  • Early Eyes
  • Ngawang Choeyang
  • Nick Check & The Dead Century
  • The Lockpicks
  • Half Mannequin
  • Love Sequence
  • Dreams We've Had
  • Perry Project
  • crs twn hwy
  • Vessel
  • Trey Von
  • Student 1

Band Selection

Preliminary Rounds

16 groups will be chosen to perform 30 minute sets at one of four preliminary concert battles in the Whole Music Club. A winner is chosen from each of these preliminary shows to advance to the Spring Jam™ Final Round. Winners of preliminary rounds will be determined by popular vote at the concert.

Preliminary Show Dates

  • Friday, February 3  - 8pm

    • Kevin Fluegel
    • Fox and the Fearless
    • Counterfeit Democracy
    • {the empty sets}
  • Friday, February 10 – 8pm

    • Early Eyes
    • Ngawang Choeyang
    • Nick Check & The Dead Century
    • The Lockpicks
  • Friday, February 17 – 8pm

    • Half Mannequin
    • Love Sequence
    • Dreams We've Had
    • Perry Project
  • Friday, March 3 – 8pm

    • crs twn hwy
    • Vessel
    • Trey Von
    • Student 1

Spring Jamâ„¢ Final Round

Friday, April 21 - Time TBA

The four winners from the Preliminary Rounds and one extra "Judges' Choice" band will advance to the Spring Jam™ Final Round. One finalist will perform an opening set at  Spring Jam™ , Saturday, April 22. Additional prizes will be determined by the Whole Music Club staff and audience vote.

Prizes

All Preliminary Round winners will be featured on Student Unions & Activities (SUA) Social Media outlets performing one of their songs on an SUA-produced video.  Additional prizes will be determined by the Whole Music Club, RadioK, and audience vote. Prizes will be announced following the Final Round.

This year’s prizes will include:

  • Recording time at RadioK’s Studio K

  • Paid opening set at WAM-O-Rama concert on September 8, 2017

  • Gift certificates to local retailers

Promotion

Groups chosen for Preliminary Round concerts are responsible for doing their own promotion to get people to the event. The more people you bring, the more people that are likely to vote for you. The SUA Facebook page will be running a promotion leading up to each show. Bands are encouraged to share the official SUA Facebook event with their friends.

Schedule

Applications Due

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by 5pm CST

Preliminary Show Dates

  • Friday, February 3 - 8pm

  • Friday, February 10 – 8pm

  • Friday, February 17 – 8pm

  • Friday, March 3 – 8pm

Spring Jamâ„¢ Final Round

Friday, April 21 – time TBA

Rules and Voting

  • Each group/performer must contain at least one currently-enrolled University of Minnesota-Twin Cities student performer.

  • Solo artists as well as full bands are allowed.

  • Groups selected to compete must perform live. No tracking or lip syncing will be allowed.

  • Original songs are encouraged. All genres are welcomed.

  • Questions? Email Us. (suawmc@umn.edu)

In spirit of traditional battle of the band events, voting this year for the preliminary rounds will be limited to in-person ballot casting ONLY. Those with more votes at the end of each night of that preliminary round will win.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Spring Jam™ creates an atmosphere of unity through music. It is meant to celebrate University students, its community, the change of seasons,and the end of the school year. Students enjoy live music, good food,and quality entertainment. By bringing students together, we are creating a unique opportunity for your company to gain exposure with a college demographic and expand brand awareness. 

Download our Spring Jam™ Sponsorship Packet

Contact

Contacting us is as simple as sending an email to springjam@umn.edu.

For media inquiries please contact University News Service at unews@umn.edu.