2011 Be prepared to celebrate the conclusion of this yearâ€™s Spring Semester as Union Board provides some amazing local and national talent for your enjoyment. Itâ€™s an entire day filled with musicians, vendors, and a finale that will have you talking for years! You will not want to miss out! Enclosed you will find your guide to all of the excitement!
Gregg Gillis is Girl Talk, a one-man show, celebration extraordinaire, Case Western graduate and Pittsburgh native. Gillis celebrated his 10th plus year of sample-obsessed production last fall with the release of his most epic, densely layered, and meticulously composed musical statement to date – All Day – clocking in at 71 minutes of music created by 372 samples. Girl Talk has flourished in the past four years and has played over 300 shows, hardly taking a full week off from touring. Performance highlights include the Vancouver Olympics, large festivals such as Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, V-Fest, Sasquatch, Rothbury, Monolith, Planeta Terra, and trips to Australia, Japan, South America, Europe, and Mexico. Gillis will be continuing this trend with repeat performances at the two of the most influential festivals in the United States – Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza – both this summer. So prolific is Girl Talk, he even has his own official holiday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 7th – “Gregg Gillis Day.”
One Be Lo (a.k.a. Nahshid Sulaiman) has fashioned himself into what he describes as "the MC's MC." Having grown up listening to the likes of KRS-One, A Tribe Called Quest, and Ice Cube, One Be Lo gained an interest in hip-hop from an early age. Rapping and producing since his high-school days under the name One Man Army, he first made waves as one half of Binary Star in 1998 before breaking out as a solo artist, founding the Subterraneous label/collective and changing his name to One Be Lo in the mid-'00s. Sulaiman converted to Islam as a young man, which inspired trips to the Middle East and his eventual move to Egypt in 2007; he now splits time between metro Detroit and Cairo. His most recent release came in the summer of 2010 with B.A.B.Y. (Being a Black Youth), an album featuring a number of collaborations with heavy hitters like Freeway, Devin the Dude, Phonte, Royce Da 5'9", Jean Grae, Guilty Simpson, and even Mike Posner.
Oberlin’s house heroes TeenGirl Fantasy are currently coming off a huge year, one which has seen them release their long-awaited debut LP “7AM” to widespread critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with everyone from Pitchfork and The Fader to Dazed and Confused and DJ Magazine becoming entranced by their beguilingly off-kilter vein of sprawling, throbbing electronic music. The album ended up on more yearend lists than can be counted, with Time Out even naming them one of 5 bands to watch in 2011, and the likes of the Guardian, FACT, Juno and XLR8R selecting their genre-defying, breakthrough anthem “Cheaters” as one of the best tracks of the year. Just as the album is one of the most beautiful and unusual things you’re likely to hear, so their shows are also truly unmissable events, and rare opportunities to see the pair play their music where it truly belongs – in a live setting, on a dance floor. TeenGirl Fantasy will be continuing their hot streak with a performance this summer at the prestigious festival, All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Clark Manson – In a repeat performance, Manson plans on bringing his high-energy country with a classic rock vibe back to campus once more. Happi Campers - A sound scape of days gone by. Music and musicianship, maybe not at its finest, but music nonetheless. The Campers are timely, but without meter. The Happi Campers include the greatest rhythm section since STOMP. Boy Talk – Boy Talk is a funky rock band with a member of every class currently at Wittenberg Freshman through Senior. The Drug Store Records – Hailing from nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio, the Drug Store Records provide soulful, nostalgic American roots blues-rock. WittFree - WittFree is an oldies band rock band, "oldies" here meaning that the group consists of old people who happen to be Wittenberg faculty and alumni. The music can also be older--the group has a deep affection for the Beetles--but not always. Dragon Dance Team - The Chinese Cultural Dance Club is an organization which exists for interested students to explore the rich and varied aspects of Chinese culture, with a focus on the many different types of Chinese dance forms, including the Dragon Dance! Kent Montgomery – Kent is a usual when it comes to performances around campus. His acoustic melodies are sure to please any ear. One Strummer and a Drummer – Colin Payton and Tucker Mindrum to provide you with your daily dose of acoustic guitar and drums rock. Field Day - Field Day is not your typical college band. With a unique blend of viola, cello, guitar and voice, Field Day is definitely something different. The group plays acoustic versions of all genres and loves to have fun with their music. Just Eve - Just Eve is Wittenberg University's premier all-female A'Capella group. It was founded in 2001 by Witt alumni, and since been dedicated to arranging and performing a wide set of musical styles spanning all genres. Wittmen Crew - The WittMen Crew is Wittenberg's all male A’Capella vocal ensemble, blending 12 voices in tight harmony. The group covers everything from classic rock and top-40 hits to sacred hymns. Wittenberg Student Dance Company - WSDC hold, manage, and produce works for independent dance exhibitions/performances as well as to promote interest and knowledge of dance on campus and the greater Springfield community.
9:45 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Girl Talk 8:30 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. – One Be Lo 7:20 p.m. – 8:10 p.m. – Teen Girl Fantasy
6:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Clark Manson 5:35 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. – Happi Campers 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. – Boy Talk 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – The Drug Store Records 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – WittFree 3:00 – 3:20 p.m. – Dragon Dance Team 2:10 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – Kent Montgomery 1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – One Strummer and a Drummer 1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. – Andrew Jajack & Band
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. – Just Eve 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 p.m. – Wittmen Crew 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Wittenberg Dance Team
Cdr-ternative Grilled Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers Grilled Garden Burgers Grilled Hot Dogs Assorted Condiments including Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise and Relish Potato Chips Pasta Salad Fresh Sliced Watermelon Assortment of Cookies Dee's Fabulous Yellow Cake Iced Lemonade and Iced Water
Stop by and enjoy grilled dogs and burgers (both the meat and veggie varieties) with your friends from CDR! Meal plan holders guaranteed lunch and dinner - and we'll do our best to hook up all other students with valid ID's too! Subject to volume and availability... so bear with us as we try to take care of everyone!
Tigre Arriba Abreviamos It's Wittenberg's own Tigre Arriba - to go! Bring your appetite for Burrito and Taco Salad combo meals, enjoy a midday snack of chips and dip, or dessert anytime! Lots of options to Tiger Up your WittFest!
Founders Outpost We're packing up Founders and moving outside with a beer garden featuring your favorite brands on tap! Enjoy a great view of the stage with a cold beer in hand! Must be 21 to enter; ID checks upon reentry.
Stevens and Sons Fries, corndogs, and other foods found at a fair.
BlOOMAfrica Nonprofit Organization
Wittfest is a time to celebrate and relax following the conclusion of another year. However, students are expected to behave in a manner conducive to Wittenberg policies. Be responsible, respect yourself, and your surroundings.
If you choose to drink, remember the following: Eat beforehand. Your body can metabolize one drink per hour, know your limit. Be aware of your surroundings. If you host a party, remember you are responsible for everyone. If you need help, donâ€™t hesitate to call Wittenberg Police and Security. 937-327-6363 They are here for your safety!