Archive for Friday, April 13, 2007

Day on the Hill gains momentum after hiatus

April 13, 2007


G. Love and Special Sauce.

G. Love and Special Sauce.

Frankly, Colin Haliburton was too young to have many memories of watching Pearl Jam in 1992 at Day on the Hill.

But he still brags about seeing the band - even if he went with his baby-sitter.

"It was awesome," he says. "I'm sure 'Evenflow' was sweet."

Haliburton is returning to the Kansas University music festival this year as a performer, not a spectator.

He's front man for The Roseline, one of four bands playing this year's event on Saturday outside the Lied Center.

Headliners The Faint and G. Love and Special Sauce join local bands The Roseline and Pomeroy in the lineup. Gates open at noon.

Last year's Day on the Hill was the first in four years. A new student fee is helping to bring in bigger names to the event.

"I think people are very glad it's back," says Tanner Burns, live music coordinator for KU's Student Union Activities. "The response we've gotten with doing larger events we're putting on has been great."

Burns is hoping Day on the Hill gains momentum.

"Hopefully, it can become a little bit larger scale, both on the sides of talent and the number of local acts we can have in the show," he says.

The Roseline takes the stage at 12:30 p.m., followed by Pomeroy at 1:15 p.m., G. Love and Special Sauce at 2:30 p.m. and The Faint at 4:30 p.m.. Tickets are $5 for KU students and $10 for the public.


Wilbur_Nether 11 years, 1 month ago

scenebooster raised up the point "Bad year to start of the weakest line-ups in years."

Which doesn't make much sense to me since this is only the second year in the last six when this event has been held.

Althea Schnacke 11 years, 1 month ago

They charged last year too, which combined with being at the Lied Center, is one of the reason's why I didn't go last year and am not going this year. Part of the four year break was due to the weather: two years were rained out.

LilMissy 11 years, 1 month ago

Who's really to blame for the line up? you had the chance to vote...

Wilbur_Nether 11 years, 1 month ago

No need to apologize at all, scenebooster...some of us may be old enough to remember this as an annual event (such as you, scenebooster), but those of us who are even older (such as me) graduated years before this event was conceived. My comment had nothing to do with who was booked in the past, but instead was a note that in the recent past the event hasn't been held. I find it unfair to criticize SUA for the worst lineup in years when there hasn't been a lineup in years.

When you get to be my age, you will be allowed the prerogative of some crankiness. Meanwhile...not so much.

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