SAB announces this year’s Spring Fever events

This year’s Spring Fever week has been consolidated into two days, but the Student Activities Board has ensured that the duo of days contains a variety of enjoyable activities for Saint Louis University students.

The major events this year will be a movie night on Wednesday, April 18, and a concert on Friday, April 20.

“Due to responses we received from the student body with a survey,” said SAB President Addison Killeen, “we found that they only want large events, so we are focusing our money on putting on the greatest concert and movies that we can, and [investing] in larger events fewer times during the year.”

On Wednesday, a double-feature of Flushed Away and Sandlot will be shown in the Quad, tentatively at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively. Inter-Fraternity Council and Pan-Hellenic Council are co-sponsoring the event.

A rock-climbing wall will be set up from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday near the Georgetown parking lot.

This year’s Spring Fever concert, also held in the Georgetown lot, is co-sponsored by Relay for Life. Relay will be accepting donations and distributing information for their event held the following day.

Killeen said that SAB is “looking forward to raising some money with [Relay for Life] and making that week in April full of fun and philanthropy.”?

Students for Life will be selling funnel cakes and nachos on Friday, and Chartwells will be providing food and $1 beers.

The concert is free for both SLU and non-SLU students.

The concert will open, at a time yet to be confirmed, with Sam & Ruby, a Nashville-based pop/folk/soul duo of Sam Brooker and Ruby Amanfu.

The Grammy-nominated Robert Randolph and the Family Band will follow.

The New Jersey band combines funk and soul with gospel-inspired harmony arrangements to produce energetic music influenced by Sly and the Family Stone and early Stevie Wonder.

Celebrated for their lively stage show, the Family Band worked with Eric Clapton and Dave Matthews on Colorblind, their latest album. Rolling Stone Magazine chose Randolph as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, and he battles Clapton on the Family Band’s cover of the Byrds’ “Jesus is Just Alright With Me.”