Inaugural Bison Sound Festival Announced

Danielle Taylor, Contributing Writer

The University will be kicking off the first ever Bison Sound on April 18. Bison Sound is a spring-themed art and music festival that will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. on the Soijka lawn, and it is free of charge.

The lineup includes Panama Wedding, Mainland and The Rooks.

Bison Sound is an entirely student-led initiative overseen by Director of Campus Activities and Programs Mike Duignan and Assistant Director of Campus Activities and Programs Chelsea Brown. Several student organizations are involved in making this event a success, including Activities & Campus Events (ACE), Bucknell Student Government (BSG), the Bucknellian, Common Ground, Concert Committee, Outdoor Education, and Uptown.

The idea came about while brainstorming for a larger spring event. Upon group surveys, it was found that students and staff had similar opinions about what this spring event should look like–fun and relaxing. Thanks to that idea and additional funding from BSG and the President’s Office, Bison Sound has been made possible.

“I’m looking forward to providing an event for all of campus that is truly a partnership between so many CAP Center organizations. Through the amazing work of the Bison Sound Committee, I have no doubt that we are truly listening to what students want for their weekends and providing a new take on springtime programming that emphasizes community and the arts,” Brown said.

There will be yard games, blankets, plenty of food, and even a beer garden for those 21 and older.

“It’s going to be a really fun chance for Bucknellians to hang out, celebrate spring, and enjoy some music,” ACE President Anthony Carno ’15 said.

There will also be an opportunity for students to get involved. Students who wish to dance, DJ, perform comedy, sing, do spoken word, display their artwork, or contribute their talents in any other way should reach out to Mike Duignan ([email protected]) through March 25.

This will be the very first Bison Sound, but committee members are hopeful that it will be a success.

“I think we are seeing a possible tradition in the making,” Duignan said.

 

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