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
Waka Flocka Flame, Jay Rock, Ella Vos, and Mason Ramsey
Lil Yachty, Cashmere Cat, Ella Mai, and Remo Drive
A$AP Ferg, Jon Bellion, Robert DeLong, and Bad Bad Hats
Goodnight Gorillas, Hustle Rose, Cozz, Bas, Misterwives, Jeremih, and R3hab
Friday: Parmalee, Saturday: YG, Travis Porter, Kiesza, Betty Who, and Lizzo
Thursday: Gloriana, The Mowgli's with Finish Ticket, Friday: Poliça, Leagues, Saturday: Mac Miller with Earl Sweatshirt, Mod Sun, and Sayth & Wealthy Relative
Thursday: Greg Bates with Kayla Conn, Friday: Theophilus London, The Kicks, Saturday: Mat Kearney, Whosah, Pert’ Near Sandstone, and Chastity Brown
Thursday: The Head and the Heart, Friday: Jessie James. U2 Cover Band, Saturday: New Boys/The Cataracs, K.Visions, and Prof
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
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
Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, and Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli canceled the day of the show and no headline concert was held as a result)
The Big Wu
Controversy and Big Tasty
Boogie Wonderland and Bobby Llama
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Violent Femmes with Polara
Greazy Meal, Natty Nation, The Billy’s, and Siren Six
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.