Here are some additional details about this year's Spring Jam:
First an updated order of events.
Thursday, April 19:
The Head and the Heart is going to perform at noon at Coffman Front Plaza.
Friday, April 20:
Jessie James will play from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Coffman Front Plaza.
The five finalists for the battle of the bands competition will perform starting at 5:00 p.m. at Coffman Front Plaza. Three judges – Essential Sessions, Radio K and the Student Unions and Activities – along with the popular audience vote will determine the winner – who will go on to open for The Cataracts and New Boyz Saturday evening.
Saturday, April 21:
Prof is going to start things off at 4:30 p.m. at Riverbend Plaza behind Coffman Union.
The battle of the bands winner will play from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Cataracts will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. and New Boyz at 8:30 p.m.
The process of selecting this year's artists started last fall, said Beth Youngblom, Spring Jam chair member. The Student Unions and Activities program board first brainstormed ideas for potential artists with a volunteer committee. The list of artists was generated through artist popularity in marketing surveys and other member suggestions. There were literally hundreds of artists in the running, Youngblom said.
Cost and artist availability were two considerations when narrowing down the list. In the end, it came down to a small handfull – but there was no set number planned for.
The goal is to have a variety of genres represented in order to reach a wider variety of interests, Youngblom said.
The program board consists of three chair members and 20 volunteers.