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 Spartanburg's College Fest Returns on Chiropractic's Birthday

Sherman and other area college students rocked to hip-hop artists Nappy Roots and Southern “high-octane” rock band Sister Hazel during the second annual College Fest on Saturday, September 18, at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

Although this year’s event fell the weekend before final exams, some Sherman students used the concert as a study break. Iffy weather conditions resulting from Hurricane Ivan forced the promoters to move the event indoors instead of at the downtown Spartanburg Barnet Park amphitheater, but they didn’t allow the weather conditions to dampen anyone’s spirits. Students enjoyed free food, door prizes and giveaways before the concert began.

College Fest 2004 is aimed at college-age students and is presented by College Town of Spartanburg, a consortium of the six colleges in Spartanburg – Converse College, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Technical College, the University of South Carolina Upstate and Wofford College – in partnership with the City of Spartanburg.

For more details about College Fest 2004, please visit the College Town web site at

From left, Karen Rhodes, Deb Thomason, Cathy Shockley, Jan Batzer and Stacy Flowers, along with several other Sherman employees, volunteer for College Fest 2004 by taking tickets, manning elevators and serving food. Students begin arriving at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
Spartanburg Mayor Bill Barnet III makes an entrance. Sherman’s Dr. Jerry Hardee and other college presidents joined the party.
Sherman students David Howard and Danielle Morgan make an early exit to get back to studying for exams. Sister Hazel takes the stage.
Sister Hazel lead singer and acoustic guitarist Ken Block sings a song from the band’s latest album, Lift. College Fest attendees enjoy some of Sister Hazel’s hits, including “Change Your Mind.”
Sister Hazel bassist Jett Beres. Sister Hazel lead singer Ken Block autographs a fan’s College Fest shirt.
Ken Block sings to the fans while they wait for autographs. Sherman student Jamie Bunis gets an autograph.
Jamie Bunis poses for a photo with lead guitarist Ryan Newell. Dean of Student Affairs Stacy Flowers and Associate Dean Deb Thomason, who served on the College Fest planning committee, take a break to pose with Sister Hazel band members Ryan Newell and Ken Block.