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Ben Folds to Perform at Ohio Wesleyan’s SpringFest

February 1, 2007

Ben Folds
Think you have to travel to downtown Columbus to see a nationally recognized rock star? Think again. Ohio Wesleyan University will host performer Ben Folds at its annual SpringFest, 8 p.m. April 14 at Gordon Field House, inside Branch Rickey Physical Education Center, 105 S. Sandusky St.

Held each year for more than a decade, Ohio Wesleyan’s SpringFest has attracted musical acts such as New Found Glory and Guster. Approximately 3,000 tickets are available for this year’s event on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $10 for Ohio Wesleyan students and $20 for faculty, staff, and the public. Tickets can be ordered via www.TicketWeb.com or at the Information Desk (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave.

Ben Folds was the lead singer for the former rock trio, Ben Folds Five, whose songs have accompanied such popular films as “I Am Sam,” “The Sweetest Thing,” and “Me, Myself and Irene.” Folds has worked as a solo artist since 2001 when he released the album, “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” but will be accompanied by a bass player and a drummer at his SpringFest performance.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives. The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.