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Ohio Wesleyan’s SpringFest 2011 Music Concert Set for April 2
Sam Adams, Reel Big Fish to Perform at Annual Event

March 16, 2011

Reel Big Fish
Photo courtesy of Reel Big Fish
Sam Adams
Photo courtesy of Sam Adams
DELAWARE, OH – Rapper Sam Adams and the punk-influenced band Reel Big Fish will co-headline Ohio Wesleyan University’s annual SpringFest at 7 p.m. April 2 in Gordon Field House, inside Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

General admission tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at www.OWUTickets.com. Tickets also will be available at the door for $25. Ohio Wesleyan students may purchase tickets online for $10.

Boston native Sam Adams (also known as Samuel Adams Wisner or Wiz) produces rap with hip hop and electronica/dance influences, under the 1st Round Records label.

Southern California-based Reel Big Fish performs music that is a fusion between punk rock and ska, a Jamaican-based genre that incorporates elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. The group is known for its hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, and ironic covers of new wave pop songs. The group had an underground following before breaking into the mainstream in 1997 when its single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Reel Big Fish tours non-stop worldwide.

Ohio Wesleyan’s annual SpringFest, which attracts nationally known musical acts, includes student involvement in various features, such as construction and setup of the stage. About 2,800 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors for the April 2 concert will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (740) 368-3185 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan earned a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.