42nd Annual Spring Concert (Sproncert)

Saturday, May 20, 2023 is the 42nd annual Spring Concert! Gates open at 3:00 p.m. on the fields behind the Recreation Center. A current OneCard is required for admission. This is a private, closed event for students of Carleton College.

Stay up to date with the latest announcements via Instagram! @carleton_sproncert

Performance Line-up

3:00 p.m.                   Gates Open

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.         Student DJs: Amira Aladetan ’24 & Caleb Odou ’26

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.         Bad Timing (Battle of the Bands Runner-Up, Carleton College)

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.         Student DJ: Frank Sheffield ’24

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.         Paranoid Fiction (Battle of the Bands Winner, Carleton College)

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.         Student DJ: Livi Peters ’26

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.         Silver Warehouse, Minneapolis, Minnesota

5:30 – 5:50 p.m.         Student DJ: Alicia Telle ’23

5:50 – 6:35 p.m.         Dred I Dread, Minneapolis, Minnesota

6:35 – 6:55 p.m.         Student DJs: Joe Tisdale ’23 & Hana Horiuchi ’23

6:55 – 7:40 p.m.         Charanga Tropical, Minneapolis, Minnesota

7:40 – 8:00 p.m.         Student DJ: Lillian Buchman ’24

8:00 – 8:45 p.m.         The Color 8, Phoenix, Arizona

8:45 – 9:15 p.m.         Student DJ: Keaton Hall ’23

9:15 – 10:00 p.m.       24KGoldn, San Francisco, California

10:00 – 10:15 p.m.     Fireworks!!

General Information

  • This is a private event for current Carleton students and up to (1) registered guest. It is not open to the public.
  • The DINING HALLS ARE CLOSED SATURDAY NIGHT WITH DINNER BEING SERVED AT SPRONCERT, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This meal is part of the Board Meal Plan (not free).
  • A filtered water station will be available to fill water bottles. All water bottles must be empty prior to entry.
  • No pets within fenced area.
  • No private tents or other enclosed structures.
  • No parking lot tailgating permitted.
  • No grills within the fenced area.


  • Guests MUST be registered in advance by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19. Unregistered guests will not be admitted.
  • One guest per Carleton student. Guest must be 18+ and present a photo ID at entry which shows proof of age.
  • Online guest registration is available below.
  • Guests must arrive with their student host and complete a Release of Liability Agreement online prior to arrival. Once registered, guests will receive an automated email and link to the agreement form.

Alcoholic Beverages

  • Beer, cider, hard seltzer, and malt beverages are permitted for those 21+. No hard alcohol or wine.
  • For those who choose to consume alcohol, please read the following:
    • Be prepared to show government-issued ID as proof of age. OneCards cannot be used as proof of age. You will receive a wristband upon entry.
    • Alcoholic beverages are limited to (6), 12 or 16-ounce beverages, with a maximum of 8% alcohol by volume (ABV)
    • Aluminum and plastic (sealed) containers only. No glass!
    • Common containers including kegs and boxed wine are prohibited.
    • Please no high-risk drinking activities such as drinking games and beer bongs.
    • Students who show signs of excessive intoxication will not be admitted.

Other Reminders


Contracted security personal will be present. Bags, backpacks, coolers, etc. will be checked at the gate. Carleton staff and Carleton Security Officers will also be present if you need assistance.


DINING HALLS ARE CLOSED SATURDAY NIGHT! Bon Appetit will be serving dinner from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.. This meal is part of the board meal plan. It is not free. For students not on a board meal plan, your Schillers will be charged, if you decide to eat at Bon App.

There will be numerous other food options available to you throughout the night including:

  • Kona Ice Truck – FREE for all students and guests. Funded by the Sproncert Planning Committee.
  • Russell’s Traveling Kitchen – They will offer a limited menu with reduced prices. They accept cash, credit cards, and apple pay. Funded in part by the Sproncert Planning Committee.
  • D&D Goodies – They will offer a limited menu with a variety of price points. They accept cash, credit card, and apple pay.
  • The Walking Taco – Local food vendor providing $3 walking tacos (beef or veggie) with your choice of toppings. Strawberry lemonade and iced coffee will also be available. They will accept cash, credit card, and Venmo. Funded in part by the Sproncert Planning Committee.


All items served by Bon Appétit are 100% compostable (plates, forks, napkins, etc.). Food trucks have been asked to use either compostable or recyclable materials. Please place compostable materials in the yellow bins and recyclable materials in the blue bins. Chip bags from the taco vendor should be placed in the brown bins.


A filtered water station is available near the main entrance. Bring an EMPTY bottle to fill with water, as cups will not be provided.


Throughout the day it would be WONDERFUL if people made an effort to clean up after themselves. This event is coordinated in part by students and volunteers, so every little bit helps.


Assistance during the event is available from contracted security, Carleton Security, staff from the Student Activities Office (SAO), and members from the Sproncert Committee. There is also an Information Booth located near the main entrance. This is also where the lost and found is located. Any lost and found items not picked-up before midnight, will be brought to the Sayles-Hill Info Desk on Monday morning. Items of particular importance (e.g., wallets, OneCards, room keys, cell phones) will be brought to Campus Security immediately following the event.


In the event of dangerous weather, the concert may be delayed or cancelled. Lightning, tornadoes, and torrential rain are primary reasons. Announcements with more information will be made from the stage and via the CarlAlert system to all cell phones if necessary.

Goodhue Access

Access to Goodhue is limited to building residents beginning at Noon (12 p.m.) on Saturday through 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21.

Sproncert Committee

The 2023 Sproncert Committee has worked hard to create a fun, exciting, and safe Sproncert experience. We hope you consider joining the team next year! On behalf of the Sproncert Planning Committee, the Carleton Student Association (CSA), the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB), and the Student Activities Office (SAO), we can’t wait to see you at Sproncert 2023!

Guest Registration

Carleton Student: Please complete the form below to begin the guest registration process. Upon completion of this form, your guest will receive an invitation via email to complete the Release of Liability Waiver. Please note, your guest must complete the waiver before 3:00 p.m., on Friday, May 19. Questions? Email sao@carleton.edu