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UW-Eau Claire's Musical Springfest
Set for May 7-11 on Campus Mall

RELEASED: April 30, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has announced the performance schedule for Springfest, the annual campus celebration of music and spring to be presented May 7-11. The free festival on the Central Campus Mall (rain site is The Cabin in Davies Center) will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and a variety of grilled lunch items will be sold.

  • Monday, May 7: QuinnElizabeth. Three sisters bring their self-taught musicianship to the live stage, delivering bright explosive vocals and harmonies, colorful lyrics, bursting djembe beats, and rhythm acoustic guitar with a rock flare.
  • Irie Sol
    Irie Sol
    Tuesday, May 8: Irie Sol. This band's eclectic blend of reggae, dancehall, ska, jazz, soul, funk, rock, and hip hop reflects the diverse origins and influences of band members who hail from Canada, Jamaica, the East Coast, Minneapolis and northern Wisconsin. Melodic vocals and Jamaican-style rap are backed by a full horn section and band. Classic tunes from Stevie Wonder to Wayne Wonder are revisited over a reggae backdrop.
  • Wednesday, May 9: To Slay Zombie Newton. To Slay Zombie Newton plays its own blend of eclectic, irreverent nerd-rock fueled by offbeat vocals and guitar work and a healthy dose of pop culture-inspired quirkiness. Founded by UW-Eau Claire students in 2003, the band is moving beyond its dorm-room roots and seeking a wider audience with the upcoming release of its first full-length album.
  • Chester Bay
    Chester Bay
    Thursday, May 10: Chester Bay. With a band name that merges the names of their hometowns, Rochester and Green Bay, Chester Bay is a rock quartet fueled by two vocalists who happen to be twin brothers, a blues-driven guitarist, and a heavy-hitting drummer.
  • Friday, May 11: Survive the Drive. Comprised of four members — Samuel James, Craig Vorass, Steven Jones and Sean Jones — Survive the Drive released its first single ("The Lie") in February and is now releasing its first EP.

A campus tradition since 1986, Springfest is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.

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JS/NW

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