Live Music Committee Polls College to Decide Springfest 2019 Artist

Noelle Zimmerman advises first-years to participate in field day, which occurs on Stine Lake Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College

Free Springfest activities will take place on Stine Lake.
Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College

By Phoebe Doscher, Staff Writer

Gettysburg College’s annual spring semester event, Springfest, brings students out for food, fundraisers, activities, and live music. The Live Music Committee has already begun to compile the possible artists for the upcoming concert on April 26, 2019.

Last Springfest, the guest artist was Sammy Adams, a hip hop recording artist, who performed in the College Union Building Ballroom on April 27, 2018.

The committee sent out a poll to the Class of 2022 Facebook page with four options for possible artists. These options also included possible entry fees based on the popularity of the artist.

Springfest 2019’s potential artists include Waka Flocka Flame, Pia Mia, Famous Dex, Travis Porter, and Glow Campus Tour.

The Live Music Committee is at the helm of the decision process in regards to possible artists.

Live Music Chair and Co-Coordinator Mariyam Kayjay ‘20 said “We begin by forming a committee and then utilizing an agency to help narrow down the list by telling us about some of the potential [artists] that are up and coming or popular that we should look into.”

The artists went through a number of voting periods: “We would decide based on price range, interest and popularity which artists make sense to put into the campus poll. After that, we would send out a second poll with less choices and any revisions if needed for artist picks,” Kayjay said.

Each of the possible artists except for Glow Campus Tour would be inside with a fee of $10-20, depending on the artist. Glow Campus Tour would be a non-ticketed concert and may be outside or inside.

Along with the names of the artists, the online poll includes videos of each artist to help students vote for their favorite. No final decisions have been made yet.

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Author: Phoebe Doscher

Phoebe Doscher ’22 is the News Editor for The Gettysburgian. She previously served as a staff writer, features section copy editor, and Assistant News Editor. Originally from Sandy Hook, CT, she is an English with a Writing Concentration and Theatre Arts double major. Aside from writing and editing, she studies voice at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and can often be seen working on and offstage in the theatre department.

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