Between classes, research projects, internships, athletics, volunteering, campus involvement and a host of other activities, the Laker Life can get pretty busy. Fortunately, every April, we have the perfect remedy: SpringFest! This much-anticipated concert/dance party takes place on campus midway through the Spring Semester, making it the perfect time to have some fun with thousands of your closest friends. The music is pretty great, too—recent headliners have included Daya, Plain White T’s, Sean Kingston, T-Pain, MKTO, Andy Grammer, Time Flies, and Cassio Monroe, to name a few.
SpringFest tickets are always free for Mercyhurst students, and guest tickets are often available for your non-Laker friends. Concertgoers are invited to a picnic dinner before heading into the Mercyhurst Athletic Center for the concert. And representatives in Mercyhurst Student Government plan the majority of the event, so you know SpringFest is a truly student-focused event promising a good time in a safe, welcoming environment.
2019: DJ Holiday and Jesse McCartney
2018: DJ Drama and timeflies
2017: Luke Christopher and Mike Stud
2016: Daya and MKTO
2015: The Hood Internet and T-Pain
2014: Transit, New Politics and Mayday Parade
2013: The White Panda and Super Smash Bros.
2012: Industrial Rhythm and Sean Kingston
2011: Andy Grammer, Parachute, You Hang Up and Plain White T’s
2010: Hit the Lights and Hellogoodbye
2009: Upwelling and Third Eye Blind
2008: I-Nine and Lifehouse
2007: Cartel and Chris Cagle
2006: LIT and MoneyShot
2005: Streamline and Reel Big Fish
2003: Waterside and Noetic
2002: Top Dog and Buzz Poets
2001: Higgledy Piggledy, Los Caribos and THE CLARKS
2000: Battle of the Bands featuring Organic Voodoo Machine, Urban Idiot, Gloss, 20 Palms, 5 to 1, Missing Link and Alexander’s Way
1997: There was a Field day, called Spring Activities, but there is no mention of a band