On April 14th, 2017, MUSIC Matters will be presenting the 6th annual SpringFest! The day-long, student-run festival will be located on the Michigan Diag and North University Avenue from 11 am to 5 pm. SpringFest offers a place to showcase the next big thing in innovation, the arts, social identity and sustainability to over ten thousand attendees.
Following the core themes of Innovation, Arts, Sustainability, Social Identity, and Community Service, SpringFest gives students the opportunity to interact with musicians, entrepreneurs, and various student organizations from all areas of campus. Highlights from previous years include “MTank”, a Detroit start-up tent, an acoustic sound garden, and a charity fashion show.
MUSIC Matters brings in over 50 high schoolers from districts in the Detroit area to enjoy the festival and receive workshops on applying to college and financial aid.
The Innovation sections looks to continue making SpringFest a place to showcase the next big thing. This year we are placing special focus on this mission through events like a startup village and M-Tank, a Shark Tank style competition for student startups.
The goal of the Identity area is to highlight the diversity on campus and provide those students with a space and a voice at SpringFest. The Identity team is also placing a special emphasis on showcasing the Detroit community and all it has to offer.
ARTS and Music
Art and Music are both at the core of MUSIC Matters and SpringFest. The Art & Music team will strive to showcase talented local artists as well as up-and-coming artists from around the country.
The Sustainability team's mission is to make SpringFest as sustainable as possible. This year, we are planning to continue our work to make SpringFest a zero-waste event and to showcase the best in student sustainability work
The Social Change section highlights all the powerful student advocacy work that happens at Michigan. Because SpringFest is meant to highlight the best of the student body, this team will work to bring together all of the major social change groups to SpringFest.