WHAT IS SPRING JAM™?

Spring Jam™ is a one day music festival in that brings the U of M together with live music, carnival rides, food, games and more!

This year's (FREE) fair rides include Rock Star, a Ferris Wheel and a Fun Slide!

Attendees of Spring Jam™ can expect free food* from Tot Boss, El Burrito Mercado, Cookie Dough Bliss, North Mallow, Simpls, Crisp & Green and more!

*Supplies are limited

WHO PLANS SPRING JAM™?

Spring Jam™ is planned by four students from our Program Board, including three Event Planners and one Marketing Coordinator. Our Program Board Coordinators plan all aspects of Spring Jam™, from picking artists and carnival rides to coordinating with vendors and advertising the event. You can learn more about how to get involved with our Program Board at sua.umn.edu!

History & Past Lineups

While Spring Jam™ has taken many shapes over the past years, one common theme lives on: celebration. Today, the event we know and love as Spring Jam™, carries a long tradition as a year-end gathering and celebration of the University Community.

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.

1997

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

1998

Violent Femmes with Polara

1999

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

2000

Boogie Wonderland and Bobby Llama

2001

Controversy and Big Tasty

2002

Wookie Foot

2003

The Big Wu

2004

Possibly Bailey

2005

Everclear

2006

Mason Jennings

2007

Rusted Root

2008

Ben Kweller

2009

Riots portrayed non-Spring Jam™ and University events as being linked to the Spring Jam™ name. Following a trademark process, outside communities today cannot brand any of their events as official Spring Jam™ activities.

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

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

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

2012

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

2013

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

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

2018

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