Sophia Balunek

SpringFest opener Annie Dirusso kicks beach balls back into the crowd.

Through the lens: the return of SpringFest

April 27, 2022

UVM Program Board’s annual SpringFest made its highly anticipated return April 23, following two years without the traditional spring concert as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The return of SpringFest marked something of a return to normalcy, and brought with it a liveliness reflected in performers and student crowd-members alike. Representing a diverse combination of genres, performers All Night Boogie Band, Annie DiRusso and SAINt JHN played sets that provided much-needed entertainment as UVM finals season draws near.

Eric Scharf, Vermont Cynic managing editor, Photo Editor Sophia Balunek and staff photographer Josh Harwood captured the energy of the performers and students from both the pit and within the crowd.

Springfest opener Annie Dirusso and her guitarist get into a solo during their set. (Josh Harwood)
An enthusiastic SpringFest goer sits on the shoulders of a friend. (Sophia Balunek)
SAINt JHN headlines at Springfest April 23. (Eric Scharf)
All Night Boogie Band guitarist Brendon Casey plays during the band’s set. (Sophia Balunek)
Students listen to music during the University’s annual SpringFest, held this year on Fleming Green. (Josh Harwood)
SAINt JHN welcomes his public relations manager’s baby on stage. (Eric Scharf)
Jessica Leone, singer for UVM student band All Night Boogie Band, performs at SpringFest April 23. The band was the student opener for the event. (Sophia Balunek)
SAINt JHN headlines at Springfest April 23. (Eric Scharf)
Springfest student opener All Night Boogie Band performs their set April 23. (Josh Harwood)

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