The Student Alumni Association will host SpringFest at 7 p.m. on April 3 on the basketball courts outside of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
SpringFest will feature free performances by eight bands, including The Dogwoods and Sunset at Ivry.
Drew Ritchie, junior biblical text major from Lake Jackson and vice president of Student Alumni Association, said the event will also feature $1 Cajun Cones.
Ritchie said students will be impressed with the bands performing this year.
“People underestimate what college students can do with instruments,” Ritchie said. “These students are really incredibly talented.”
SAA will sell SpringFest shirts next Tuesday-Thursday in the Campus Center for $5. Students who purchase shirts will receive a ticket for a free Cajun Cone to use at the event.
Caroline Nikolaus, senior psychology major from Nashville, Tenn., is part of The Dogwoods, along with Jake Hall, senior secondary English education major from Springtown. She said SpringFest is where they got their start.
“Our first gig, we were both freshmen and we kind of randomly decided to do SpringFest,” Nikolaus said. “We made the audition, and that was the first time we really performed publicly.”
Hall said The Dogwoods’ 30-minute set will include a few surprises.
“We’ve got some good ideas for mash-ups, but you have to come to find out,” Hall said.
Hall said he enjoys SpringFest because it is a good way to take a break from studies at the end of the year.
“We’re kind of in the funnel right now where everything’s speeding up and kind of cramming in,” Hall said. “It’s good that we have a kind of time where we take a Thursday afternoon and hang out outside.”
Nikolaus said this will be the last SpringFest performance for The Dogwoods that have performed all four years.
“ACU has definitely kick-started our band,” Nikolaus said. “Most of our gigs have been ACU affiliated so we’ve loved it.”
Hall said he invited students to come see the band perform at SpringFest one final time.
“We’ve loved the opportunities, loved the memories and just the support more than anything,” Hall said.