SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Around the Wittenberg University campus, all of the traditional signs of spring have emerged, meaning that WittFest, the annual spring music festival sponsored by Union Board, isn’t far behind. The 2005 event takes place on April 30 with a wide range of activities and events, starting at 11 a.m. with games, caricature artists, art booths and food vendors, and concluding with a 10 p.m. concert by Grammy-nominated hip-hop group Nappy Roots.
In recent years, Wittfest has taken place on Stoughton Lawn, located next to the Benham-Pence Student Center along Alumni Way. In 2005, however, as a result of construction on a new residence hall next to Stoughton Lawn, the event has been moved back to its original venue, Myers Hollow, a grassy area in the heart of Wittenberg’s campus between Myers and Hollenbeck Halls.
Several campus groups, including the Student Dance Company, the Wittenberg Faculty Rock Ensemble & Entourage (WittFREE), Wittenberg’s all-female a capella group Just Eve and all-male a capella group WittMen Crew, will be performing throughout the day. They will be followed by Jason LeVasseur, a North Carolina-based singer, songwriter and guitarist, at 9 p.m. and Nappy Roots, a six-man group that earned a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for their blockbuster song “Po’ Folks,” at 10 p.m.
In case of rain, the festival will move indoors to the HPER Center.
WittFest is a free event, and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Wittenberg University Union Board at (937) 327-7816.
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