About

Concert goers having fun on a ride

What is Spring Jam?

Spring Jam is a one day music festival that brings the University of Minnesota and greater Twin-Cities communities together with live music, carnival rides, food, games and more!

Who Plans Spring Jam?

Spring Jam is planned by University of Minnesota students on the Student Events and Entertainment team. This student team plans all aspects of Spring Jam from picking the artist lineup and carnival rides to coordinating vendors and advertising the event. You can learn more about how to get involved with our Student Events and Entertainment team at sua.umn.edu!
 

History & Past Lineups

2019

Waka Flocka Flame, Jay Rock, Ella Vos, and Mason Ramsey

2018

Lil Yachty, Cashmere Cat, Ella Mai, and Remo Drive

2017

A$AP Ferg, Jon Bellion, Robert DeLong, and Bad Bad Hats

2016

Goodnight Gorillas, Hustle Rose, Cozz, Bas, Misterwives, Jeremih, and R3hab

2015

Friday: Parmalee, Saturday: YG, Travis Porter, Kiesza, Betty Who, and Lizzo

2014

Thursday: Gloriana, The Mowgli's with Finish Ticket, Friday: Poliça, Leagues, Saturday: Mac Miller with Earl Sweatshirt, Mod Sun, and Sayth & Wealthy Relative

2013

Thursday: Greg Bates with Kayla Conn, Friday: Theophilus London, The Kicks, Saturday: Mat Kearney, Whosah, Pert’ Near Sandstone, and Chastity Brown

2012

Thursday: The Head and the Heart, Friday: Jessie James. U2 Cover Band, Saturday: New Boys/The Cataracs, K.Visions, and Prof

2011

Thursday: Trampled by Turtles with Calamity and the Owl, Friday: P.O.S., Beatles Tribute Band-The Cavern, Saturday: OK GO with Duenday, Solid Gold, and Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps

2010

This was the first year Spring Jam went from being six days long to three. Based on feedback from both students and staff, the week was shortened but retained popular events such as the kickoff, philanthropic initiatives, and an outdoor concert.

Thursday: Cloud Cult, Friday: Buckets & Tap Shoes, Saturday: Gym Class Heroes

2009

Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, and Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli canceled the day of the show and no headline concert was held as a result)

2008

Ben Kweller

2007

Rusted Root

2006

Mason Jennings

2005

Everclear

2004

Possibly Bailey

2003

The Big Wu

2002

Wookie Foot

2001

Controversy and Big Tasty

2000

Boogie Wonderland and Bobby Llama

1999

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

1998

Violent Femmes with Polara

1997

Greazy Meal, Natty Nation, The Billy’s, and Siren Six

1993

With the help of Student Unions & Activities, Spring Jam was born. Spring Jam became a six day long festival of activities including: noon and nighttime concerts, tournaments, barbecues, competitions, art, games, food, carnival rides, battle of the bands, block parties, ice cream socials, service projects, events and films. Spring Jam took place in parking lots around the University and Dinkytown while Coffman Memorial Union was under construction.