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Annual Springfest Saturday, April 30


PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Sponsored by the Student Association at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, this year's Springfest will feature a "Field Day" along with a rockin' concert in the evening.

Springfest kicks off at 1 p.m. at Memorial Field with a host of games and activities for students and community members alike. "Field Day", which is free and open to all, will continue throughout the afternoon until 5 p.m. Local bands will play while participants can try their hand at a pie eating contest, get a temporary tattoo or play in the bungy run, just to name a few of the many activities planned. In case of inclement weather, "Field Day" will be moved indoors to the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center.

The day winds up at the Field House where SUNY Plattsburgh welcomes Lloyd Banks, Vanessa Carlton, Greenwheel and Tanto Metro & Devonte for your musical pleasure.

Lloyd Banks, along with childhood friends Tony Yayo and 50 Cent, formed a crew called G Unit, a group that proceeded to redefine the term "street marketing" with a series of self-released albums. Banks stayed on with 50 Cent, appearing on the artist's debut "Get Rich Or Die Tryin.'" G Unit then released "Beg For Mercy." His long awaited solo debut for G Unit/Interscope Records, "Hunger For More," was released in June 2004.

In February 2002, Vanessa Carlton's debut single, "A Thousand Miles," hit the charts and its video was played on MTV. She has performed on Rosie O'Donnell and MTV's TRL. In April 2002, she released her debut album, "Be Not Nobody." Carlton's second effort, "Harmonium," followed in 2004.

St. Charles, Missouri born and bred Greenwheel consists of members Ryan Jordan (Vocals), Brandon Armstrong (Bass), Andrew Dwiggins (Guitar) and Marc Wanninger (Guitar). Shortly after forming in November 1998, the band quickly discovered a collective knack for writing the consummate rock song, circa the new millennium: sweeping, hooky melodies, massive guitars and brutally earnest lyrics. 
Over pulsating dancehall rhythms seasoned with R&B and hip-hop flavors from some of the top record producers and musicians working in Jamaica today, the Kingston-based deejay/vocal duo Tanto Metro & Devonte steamed up the airwaves with their debut release, "Everyone Falls In Love."

The gates for the concert at the Field House open at 5:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for SUNY Plattsburgh students; $15 for non-SUNY Plattsburgh students; and $20 for all others. Concert-goers must be 16 or older to enter.

For more information on Springfest, contact the Student Association at 518-564-3200.

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