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Springfest 2003 To Feature Nickel Creek, Others

March 27, 2003--

WHAT: SPRINGFEST 2003, sponsored by the University Programs Council

WHEN: Saturday, April 5, noon – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia’s Madison Bowl

Springfest 2003 will feature Grammy Award-winning country/folk band Nickel Creek, along with Welbilt and Graham Colton. Other performers will include Majahkamo, Cannonball Coming and the Benjy Davis Project, all playing at the University of Virginia’s Madison Bowl, located between Madison Lane and Rugby Road.

In addition to live music, there will be a Gusburger-eating contest, a rock-climbing wall and obstacle course, a tie-dye station, giveaways, gift certificates and free food.

The University Programs Council sponsors the free event. It is open to the public. Nickel Creek’s “This Side” received a 2003 Grammy for best contemporary folk album, and earned Grammy nominations for best bluegrass album and country instrumental and best country instrumental song (“Smoothie Song”). The band was named as one of the five music innovators of the millennium in Time Magazine, has performed on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and has been among the top 20 on Billboard Magazine’s country album chart.

For information, contact Special Programs Chairwoman Jen Habicht or PK German Chairwoman Genevieve Smith at (434) 924-3286, or visit http://www.student.virginia.edu/~programs.

Contact: Brian James leung, (434) 924-3286

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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