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Springfest to Feature O.A.R., Rahzel at Plattsburgh State May 1st

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Rain or shine, plans are going ahead for the annual Springfest celebration to be held outside Saturday (May 1) at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.

Sponsored by the Student Association, this year's Springfest will feature musical headliners O.A.R. and Rahzel at the Field House lacrosse field. Springfest will kick off with local bands and DJs at 1 p.m., building up to Rahzel who will take the stage at 7 p.m.

Tickets for Springfest are $5 for SA members and $15 for all others and are available at the Angell College Center Information Desk and Peacock's Music, 53 Smithfield Blvd., Plattsburgh.
On Saturday, tickets will be available for purchase only at the Angell College Center Information Desk and must be purchased prior to arriving at Springfest. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

Sodexho Campus Services will provide food, and students with a meal plan can use their card. For more information on Springfest, contact the Student Association at 518-564-3200.

According to his label, MCA Records, Rahzel is described as "the undisputed Godfather of Noyze" who has re-defined the beat box. A self-defined vocal percussionist, Rahzel has "mastered this quintessential hip hop art form and has emerged as a true virtuoso. To hear him is to be converted."  Rahzel is best known as a member of The Roots, hip-hop's cutting-edge live band.

Following Rahzel, the Ohio-originated reggae and roots-rock jam band, O.A.R, will perform.

The New York Post calls the group's album, In Between Now and Then, "a jammin' album that flirts with melodic, reggae-laced rock that oils your dancing bone."


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