Fall Fest 2014 Presents All Day Music and Food


Despite very little exposure, Fall Fest 2014 is predicted to be a hit. Starting at 2pm, there will be 10 different student groups performing in addition to a finale by Andy Grammer. Other entertainment includes a photo booth, the Ferris wheel, a Gravitron ride, and more. So if you’re looking for an extravaganza of music, carnival activities, and a full-blown menu of free food galore, definitely head over to the Sojka Lawn this Saturday.

Lara Murray  will perform first at 2pm. Lara is a singer and guitarist who often performs at the 7th Street Café, drawing inspiration from Death Cab for Cuitie, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and Michael Buble.

The Buck’s Orchestra will perform next at 2:25. This group is a “jazz band designed to bring together students with an interest in revitalizing the old school of jazz and bring it into the modern age for use as a popular art form”. They’re hoping to show us that jazz still has the potential to “hold it’s own” in the new modern age of music that tends to be very electronic and guitar heavy.

At 2:50pm, DJ Ian Hackett from KDR will perform his lineup of mash-ups. He  is known to enjoy large, vibrant crowds like those found at a fraternity register or wedding. Bring your energy to this act!

Following Ian, Allison Cane & William Frost will perform at 3:15pm. Allison is sophomore from Bronxville, NY and also arranges for The Offbeats. William Frost is a first year from Baltimore, MD.

At 3:40pm, Andravida, aka senior Jared Fallt, will perform his electronic music. Jared is a civil engineering major in Lambda.

Jerick Lowang: Jon and Eric’s Wonderful Adventure will be following act at 4:05pm. Eric Gowat and Jon Leung are sophomores. They are members of the a capella groups The Bison Chips and Two Past Midnight, respectively. So head over at 4:05!

Next up, Manifest Destiny’s Child will perform at 4:30pm. "Manifest Destiny’s Child is a jam band that consists of David Rapp-Kirshner and Eric Kwiatkowski. They’re one of the few returning acts, albeit with fewer members, that are a part of Bucknell’s “underground” music scene known as Bankwet. Or, if it draws a bigger crowd, you can always bill us as Beyonce," commented Manifest Destiny's Child themselves in response to the original version of this article.

At 5:20pm, the Bison Girls Dance Team will take the stage. You’ll recognize these girls from the basketball games. Their high-energy half time shows are sure to inspire this performance as well!

HMS Pinafore will follow at 5:45pm. You’ll recognize this group if you attended our Winter Jam back in February. This group is comprised of Connor Small’15 on vocals, guitar, bass, and drums; Andrew Kilman’15 on vocals, guitar, and bass; and Ryan Sindelar’15 on vocals, guitar, bass, and drums.

The last student group to perform will be Thought Police at 6:10pm.  The group is made up of all seniors: Andrew Kilman again on vocals and guitar, Ryan Sindelar again on drums, Jake Perlmutter on vocals and guitar, and Sam Carey on vocals and bass.

Fall Fest Student Bands       Fall Fest General Poster

The show will then conclude with famous singer-songwriter and record producer, Andy Grammer. You’ll probably recognize his hit single “Keep Your Head Up” which released in 2010. He also has two albums Andy Grammer which released in 2011 and his most recent album which released this year Magazines or Novels. His EPs include 2012’s Live From L.A. and Crazy Beautiful from 2013. Besides “Keep Your Head Up”, his other popular singles include “Fine By Me” from 2011, “Miss Me” from 2012, and “Back Home” from earlier this year.




Aside from music, there is an entire schedule devoted just to food. From 2-3pm expect corn dogs at the Flying Bison. 3-4pm will feature turkey legs and caramel apples. 4-5pm you can pig out on hot sausage subs and churros until 5pm when you can enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, and sno-cones. Oh, and don’t forget about the full BBQ dinner and 6-foot cake. Locations? Not totally sure. Follow your noses.

Fall Fest Food

If music and food aren’t enough to get you to the lawn, there will also be an assortment of activities including Ferris Wheel, Gravitron ride, big slide, carnival games, rock wall, dunk tank, photo booth, spin art Frisbees, and tie die/screen print t-shirts.

Thank you to the CAP Center for the photos.

Bucknell NewsLouise Peterson