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UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 30, 2019

The University Program Board announced that FallFest 2019, taking place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym, will feature the Los Angeles based band Coast Modern, Burlington group 99 Neighbors and UVM’s Princess Nostalgia.  Coast Modern is an indie duo hailing from LA. Since their 2015 debut, Coast Modern rel...

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

Mike Birbiglia to perform at Labor Day comedy show

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

This year’s Labor Day Comedy show features Mike Birbiglia, an American writer, producer, director, actor and, most importantly, stand-up comedian.  The show takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Grand Maple Ballroom.  The UVM Program Board plans a comedy show every year for labor day weekend. Pa...

SpringFest 2019

SpringFest 2019

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The line spread all the way down Main street as thousands of excited festival goers flocked to catch some of the east coast’s finest rappers perform at UVM. SpringFest 2019, a block party hosted by the UVM Program Board, was held on April 27 in the Jeffords Parking Lot. Although it threatened t...

Comedians joke about family and identity at comedy show

Comedians joke about family and identity at comedy show

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019

The Grand Maple Ballroom buzzed with excitement as a tall comedian with long, curly hair and a Hawaiian shirt jumped on stage to announce himself as the night’s host. UVM Program Board hosted comedian Rachel Feinstein for the annual April Fool’s Day Comedy show April 3. Feinstein is bes...

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

This year’s SpringFest will put the emphasis in “fest.” Multiple headliners will bring a festival vibe, said sophomore Sean Brewer, a member of the UVM Program Board’s concert commitee.   SpringFest 2019 will be headlined by rap collective Beast Coast. The group is comprised of Joey Bada$$,...

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 2, 2019

The UVM Program Board announced the headlining performers for SpringFest 2019 across their social media pages, April 2. The outdoor concert will feature Beast Coast, a rap collective that includes Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly. Rapper Rico...

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Student bands performed original songs and smeared themselves in fake blood while posters of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley hung on the walls. UVM Program Board hosted its annual Battle of the Bands Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 at Nectar’s. Stumble Street, Boys Cruise, Juicebox a...

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Rail Jam transforms Davis Center green

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Hundreds of UVM students braved the Burlington cold to check out the local skiing and snowboarding talent on display at this year’s Winter Rail Jam. The event, organized by UVM Ski and Snowboard Club in conjunction with Jay Peak Parks and UVM Program Board, kicked off 7 p.m. Jan. 25  outside of th...

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

Allie O'Connor and Kelly Duggan

October 27, 2018

Fog swirled through the streams of blue and purple lights, illuminating the instruments and equipment on the stage. Students cheered as silhouettes emerged on stage. UVM Program Board’s annual FallFest concert took place Oct. 19 at the Patrick Gym. This year’s show opened with student band Fat...

All-female band to open FallFest

All-female band to open FallFest

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

The UVM Program Board announced Oct. 5 that artists Dr. Dog, Frankie Cosmos and UVM band Father Figuer will be performing at FallFest 2018. It is the job of UPB’s concert planning committee to find bands for Fall and SpringFest that they think students will recognize. Junior Max Greenwood is on th...

Dr. Dog and Frankie Cosmos to headline FallFest

Dr. Dog and Frankie Cosmos to headline FallFest

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

October 5, 2018

Dr. Dog and Frankie Cosmos will be the headliners for this year’s FallFest. The announcement was made by UVM Program Board, Oct. 5. UVM’s Father Figuer will be the opening act. FallFest, an annual concert hosted by UPB, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym. Dr. Dog is an ...

New fashion magazine inspires activism

New fashion magazine inspires activism

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

May 2, 2018

The Mt. Mansfield Room became part craft fair, part thrift store in honor of Earth Week. UVM Program Board and CARI magazine hosted a sustainable fashion show at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Davis Center. The fashion magazine was started by junior Naydeline Mejia and sophomore Amelia Dodds in Ja...

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