37th Annual Spring Concert


Mark Your Calendars: The 37th annual Spring Concert will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

The Spring Concert Committee meets weekly at 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays throughout winter and spring terms. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact the chairs of the Spring Concert Committee, Nate Grein (greinn) or Avery Cheng (chenga2).

The 36th annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Important Information for 36th Annual Spring Concert - May 20, 2017

  • A current OneCard is required for admission and to access your meal plan for dinner (if on a meal plan). As in past years, the DINING HALLS ARE CLOSED SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH DINNER BEING SERVED AT SPRING CONCERT. Note: Bon Appetit meal served at Spring Concert is not free for those not on meal plans. 
  • The Sayles-Hill Cafe will be open until 1:00 a.m.
  • There will be lots of food available and filtered water to fill water bottles. All water bottles must be empty prior to entry.
  • No pets allowed within fenced area.
  • No private tents or other enclosed structures.


  • One guest is allowed per Carleton student.
  • Guests must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Guests MUST be registered in advance before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19. After that time, the online registration process will close and attendees without a OneCard will not be admitted.
  • Online registration is available here.
  • Guests must arrive with their student host and for insurance purposes, complete a Release of Liability Agreement at the gate.

Alcoholic Beverages

Beer, cider, and malt beverages can be brought for those 21 years of age or older. No hard alcohol or wine is allowed. For those who choose to consume alcohol at Spring Concert, please read the following:

  • Be prepared to show a government-issued identification as proof of age. OneCards cannot be used as proof of age. You will receive a wristband upon entry.
  • Alcoholic beverages are limited to six, 12 or 16-ounce beers, cider, or malt beverages per person (hard alcohol, wine, etc. are not allowed).
  • Aluminum and plastic (sealed) containers only. No glass! Glass and bare feet don't mix.
  • Common containers such as kegs, boxed wine, etc. are prohibited.
  • High risk drinking activities such as drinking games, beer bongs, etc. are not permitted.
  • Students who show signs of excessive intoxication will not be admitted.
  • Alcohol cannot be brought into the event after 8:00 p.m.

Other Reminders

1. PARKING: For those driving to the event, there is NO PARKING near the Recreation Center. If you need your car on Saturday and it is located in the Recreation Center parking lot, please move it Friday or before 10:00 a.m. Saturday. There will be no vehicle access to the Rec Center parking lot on Saturday (cars cannot leave or enter). No tailgating is permitted.

2. SAFETY: Security personal (from A.S.I.A. Security) will assist with the event. They will be checking bags, backpacks, coolers, etc. at the gate. Carleton staff and faculty members will also be present. Please be courteous and respectful to those involved in making Spring Concert a safe event.

3. FOOD: Food vendors will be selling food on site. Bon Appétit will be serving dinner 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. You will need your OneCard to access your meal plan - dinner is not free. If you are NOT on a meal plan, you may purchase dinner using Schillers - cash is NOT accepted. Remember, the dining halls will not be open for dinner on Saturday.  

4. COMPOST/RECYCLE: All food vendors, including the dinner served by Bon Appetit will use 100% compostable materials (plates, forks, napkins, cups, etc.). Please place all dining items in the yellow bins labeled "Compost" and recycle your cans and foil in the blue bins labeled "Recycle.”

5. FREE: Filtered water and snow cones will be provided. The CSA water fountain will be available to fill your water bottle. This will help reduce costs and waste associated with purchasing bottled water. Students are HIGHLY encouraged to bring an EMPTY bottle to fill with water, as cups will not be provided.

6. CLEAN-UP: Throughout the day it would be WONDERFUL if people made an effort to clean up after themselves. This is an event coordinated in part by students, so help make your friends' lives easier. Every piece of trash you pick up counts!

7. INFORMATION: If you run across problems or have questions during the event, feel free to ask any staff wearing the teal Spring Concert t-shirts or visit the SAO Information Booth near the food vendors. This is also where lost and found will be located. Any lost and found items not picked-up on location before midnight, will be brought to the Sayles-Hill Info Desk on Monday morning. Items of particular importance (i.e., wallets, OneCards, room keys, cell phones) will be brought to Campus Security immediately following the event.

8. WEATHER: In the event of inclement weather, the show may be delayed or canceled. Lightening, tornadoes, and torrential rain are the primary reasons the show might be impacted. We're hoping for periods of sun and warm weather, so bring sunscreen! If you forget, there will be some available at the SAO Information Booth.

9. GOODHUE ACCESS: Access to Goodhue is limited to only residents of the building beginning at noon on Saturday, May 20 through 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21. Your OneCard will not work unless you are a resident of the building.