SpringFest offers weekend of family fun


Students and employees and their families, and families from the community, are invited to attend the 2012 SpringFest at the University of Southern Indiana from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13 and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

“This year’s SpringFest weekend will be huge,” said Tim Buecher, SpringFest advisor. “There will be fun for the entire family; more carnival rides than ever, great festival food to choose from, and free live music from more than 20 bands and vocalists on both days.”

The carnival-like atmosphere will include bands, rides, food, and festivities for all ages. The main event happens Saturday evening at 7 p.m., when national hit sensations Mike Posner and Karmin take the stage inside the USI PAC Arena. Tickets for the show are $20 for USI students and $30 for the general public and can be purchased now on campus at the USI Bookstore or on their website: http://usibook.usi.edu.

Free outdoor concerts will begin at 1 p.m. each day.

Friday, April 13

1:00-1:45 – Vulpes
2:00-2:45 – Stella
3:00-3:45 – Cleo
4:00-4:45 – 90s Teenage Angst
5:00-5:45 – “USI Idol” competition
6:00-6:45 – Unkle Samm
7:00-7:45 – Willz Da Renegade
8:00-8:45 – The Machinery
9:00-9:45 – Quin
10:00-10:30 – Paranormal Gang
10:45-11:30 – “USI Runway Showcase”

Saturday, April 14

11:00-11:45 – Deja Blu 5
12:00-12:45 – Blast Off!
1:00-1:45 – A Worst Case Scenario
2:00-2:45 – The Scandalmongers
3:00-3:45 – Be My Doppelganger
4:00-4:45 – Julian Spark
5:00-5:45 – A Stockholm Robot
6:00-6:45 – Elle Maze
7:00-7:45 – Angry Nerdz, 2 Face, Nupin

More than 20 carnival rides will be coming to campus for SpringFest. The list includes Scrambler, Loop-O-Plane, Hurricane, Tempest, Merry-Go-Round, Zipper, Construction Zone, Strawberries, Cha/Cha, Granny Bugs, Tilt-A-Whirl, motorcycles, kiddie ferris wheel, kiddie karousel, The Dragon, Tubs of Fun & Hampton Combo, boats, kiddie swings, super slide, The Jungle, Wacky Shack, and Bounce Castle.

Carnival food such as walking tacos and pronto pups will be available along with fish and chicken sandwiches, beverages, ice cream, and more.

Tickets for rides are $2 each or a wrist band will be available for $16 to ride all day. Rides are free for USI students, and children and grandchildren of faculty and staff members. All events take place in Parking Lot C on campus. Parking is free and handicap accessible. More event details can be found on the SpringFest web site:http://www.usi.edu/springfest.

SpringFest and the concert lineup are supported by an SOS Grant from the Student Government Association and coordinated in conjunction with the USIActivities Programming Board.

Source: USI.edu