two girls in a crowd with light-up sticks at SpringFest

Between classes, research projects, internships, athletics, volunteering, campus involvement and a host of other activities, the Laker Life can get pretty busy. Fortunately, every April, we have the perfect remedy: SpringFest! This much-anticipated concert/dance party takes place on campus midway through the Spring semester, making it the perfect time to have some fun with thousands of your closest friends. The music is pretty great, too—headliners have included Alec Benjamin, Bryce Vine, Jesse McCartney, Daya, and Sean Kingston, to name a few.

SpringFest tickets are always free for Mercyhurst students, and guest tickets are often available for your non-Laker friends. Concertgoers are invited to enjoy a variety of themed food stations before heading to the concert. And representatives in Mercyhurst Student Government plan the majority of the event, so you know SpringFest is a truly student-focused event promising a good time in a safe, welcoming environment.

Past SpringFest Artists

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  • Alec Benjamin
    alec benjamin performs at Mercyhurst
  • Bryce Vine
    bryce vine performs at Mercyhurst
  • Jesse McCartney
    jesse mccartney performs at Mercyhurst
  • Daya
    daya performs at Mercyhurst
a crowd of mercyhurst students at SpringFest
  • 2022: DJ Ca$h Era and Bryce Vine
  • 2019: DJ Holiday and Jesse McCartney
  • 2018: DJ Drama and timeflies
  • 2017: Luke Christopher and Mike Stud
  • 2016: Daya and MKTO
  • 2015: The Hood Internet and T-Pain
  • 2014: Transit, New Politics and Mayday Parade
  • 2013: The White Panda and Super Smash Bros.
  • 2012: Industrial Rhythm and Sean Kingston
  • 2011: Andy Grammer, Parachute, You Hang Up and Plain White T’s
a group of five female students at SpringFest
  • 2010: Hit the Lights and Hellogoodbye
  • 2009: Upwelling and Third Eye Blind
  • 2008: I-Nine and Lifehouse
  • 2007: Cartel and Chris Cagle
  • 2006: LIT and MoneyShot
  • 2005: Streamline and Reel Big Fish
  • 2004: Fuel
  • 2003: Waterside and Noetic
  • 2002: Top Dog and Buzz Poets
  • 2001: Higgledy Piggledy, Los Caribos and THE CLARKS
  • 2000: Battle of the Bands featuring Organic Voodoo Machine, Urban Idiot, Gloss, 20 Palms, 5 to 1, Missing Link and Alexander’s Way
  • 1998: Firbanks