KGSM and the musical bar are hosting a revolution. It consists of nine hours of live musical entertainment, a concession stand, jugglers and a market place with painters, henna tattoo artist, jewelry vendors and a glass blowing demonstration.
The Earth Jam Revolution with take place on April 27 beginning at noon in the Johns Family Courtyard or, in the case of bad weather, Lund Area.
This is the second annual Earth Jam Revolution since 1995. Local band Eden will return for the second year and be joined by the band Vaudeville. There will also be over 18 Gustavus musical acts.
“I’m looking forward to hearing Jessie Erickson’s unique rhythm guitar style, The Hiccup’s fun originals, but mostly I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing Bonnevista, who are hands down the best band I’ve ever heard live. These guys don’t mess around,” Performer Dempsey Schroeder said.
Since it’s a nine hour event, Earth Jam provides an opportunity for all kind of performing artists.
“I heard Eden last year and they’re pretty good, but I’m more excited to hear some of the on-campus bands. Dempsey always does something awesome. I’m excited to hear what he’s got in store. Jack Levey is doing a juggling thing that’s going to be really cool. Someone is doing poetry and there’s a dance group,” Musical Bar Co-President Robbie Brown said.
It’s the way that this event brings together students and community members that makes it a revolution.
“I think because it involves a lot of people from a lot of different walks of life. Local and regional community. A lot of our volunteers aren’t really involved in anything else on campus. We’ve really drawn them out of the woodwork. So many people are working on this right now,” Earth Jam Revolution Organizer Chelsea Farr said.
“There are only a handful of events put on solely by students so I have a lot of respect for Building Bridges and other events of that variety. That’s what we wanted to do, I’m really proud of how large this is getting,” Farr said.