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
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!
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.
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.
Greazy Meal, Natty Nation, The Billy’s, and Siren Six
Violent Femmes with Polara
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Boogie Wonderland and Bobby Llama
Controversy and Big Tasty
The Big Wu
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)
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
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
Thursday: The Head and the Heart, Friday: Jessie James. U2 Cover Band, Saturday: New Boys/The Cataracs, K.Visions, and Prof
Thursday: Greg Bates with Kayla Conn, Friday: Theophilus London, The Kicks, Saturday: Mat Kearney, Whosah, Pert’ Near Sandstone, and Chastity Brown
Thursday: Gloriana, The Mowgli's with Finish Ticket, Friday: Poliça, Leagues, Saturday: Mac Miller with Earl Sweatshirt, Mod Sun, and Sayth & Wealthy Relative
Friday: Parmalee, Saturday: YG, Travis Porter, Kiesza, Betty Who, and Lizzo
Goodnight Gorillas, Hustle Rose, Cozz, Bas, Misterwives, Jeremih, and R3hab
A$AP Ferg, Jon Bellion, Robert Delong, and Bad Bad Hats
Lil Yachty, Cashmere Cat, Ella Mai, and Remo Drive