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‘Semi-Charmed Life’ for students at Juice Jam 2007
Bringing a “jamming” start to the school year, Syracuse University will host its fourth annual Juice Jam Festival on Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon-6 p.m. This year’s Juice Jam will be held on South Campus’s Skytop field area. The festival’s musical lineup includes: Third Eye Blind; an acoustic performance from Max Bemis, lead singer of Say Anything; and the White Rabbits. The music festival is open to SU and SUNY-ESF students, faculty and staff only.
“Juice Jam is a great way to introduce students to all the great things this university has to offer,” says Co-Executive Director of University Union Concerts Kelly Bertog of this year’s festival. “By incorporating great live music with various rides, activities, food and the student involvement fair, this festival really does offer something for everyone. University Union encourages students new and old to come out with their friends to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment they’ll not soon forget.”
Tickets are available at the Schine Student Center Box Office, (315) 443-4517. Tickets will be required for admission and are $10 for SU and SUNY-ESF students with valid I.D. and $15 for faculty and staff.
Transportation will be provided by free bus shuttle service to and from the music festival. Shuttle stops include College Place, Stadium Place and the festival venue.
Representatives of up to 100 recognized student organizations will be present at Juice Jam to greet students and provide information. Intended to strengthen the University’s tradition of outdoor musical events for students, Juice Jam is coordinated by University Union and co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.
Sterling Proffer, co-executive director of University Union Concerts, comments on the festival’s large student representation, “Juice Jam is the perfect way to wrap up the beginning of the year. Now that we are leaving the concrete behind, everyone can sit back and enjoy the cool grass of South and listen to some good music. People can learn about all the student orgs, climb the rock wall, and meet new friends. The festival is really about student interaction and is the perfect example of what University Union is here to do — bring people together.”
Third Eye Blind continues to amaze audiences nationwide since the release of its catchy post-grunge hit single “Semi-Charmed Life” a decade ago. With hits such as “How’s It Going To Be” and “Jumper,” Third Eye Blind broke into the Billboard Top 200 and stayed for more than a year. Touring globally, participating in charity events (such as playing a show for the Tiger Woods Foundation) and releasing two more albums, Third Eye Blind has joined the rank of rock royalty.
Max Bemis is the pop-punk brain behind the successful band Say Anything. Bemis has led the rock/pop-punk band toward the successful re-release of their album “…Is a Real Boy.”
Fans may recognize the White Rabbits from “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Playing its hit single, “The Plot” on the July 19 show, the band rocked out to a live crowd with its strong Columbia, Mo.-originated stage performance. Dance-rock hipsters, the sextet uses music hall influences and big pop hooks to rock audiences. Its first single, “The Plot,” preceded the release of the group’s debut album, “Fort Nightly,” this summer.
For more information, contact Helen Koutsourades, public relations director for University Union Concerts, at (845) 494-0623 or email@example.com.