MUSIC Matters announces complete SpringFest lineup
The full list of performers and events for the Unviersity of Michigan’s SpringFest were released Wednesday, including Canadian rapper SonReal and a slate of Detroit-focused programming.
The fifth annual SpringFest, hosted by MUSIC Matters, will take place Wednesday, April 13th. The day-long festival aims to encompass all things Michigan, with activities on the Diag and an evening charity concert featuring hip-hop group Migos.
During the day, activities such as a fashion show, a Michigan spin on the hit TV show “Shark Tank,” Greek life-led philanthropy efforts, a showcase of student startups and more will be set up along the Diag and North University Ave. The event’s themes include innovation, arts, sustainability, social identity and community service on campus, as well as recognition of student leaders.
SonReal will perform across from Kraus on North University Ave. during the day. Students will also have the opportunity to paint a piano which will be donated to a school in Flint or Detroit.
The festivial will also include food trucks along the Diag from places such as Detroit BBQ Company and Bearclaw Coffee. In keeping with the event’s sustainability efforts, the trucks will be a completely waste-free.
SpringFest’s main event — the Migos concert — will begin at 8 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. Proceeds from it will go towards Music Matters’ proposed summer leadership camp for underprivileged Detroit youth, which is slated to launch in 2017. Tickets for the concert start at $10 for students and $20 for the public.