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Fristfest features Stanley Jordan Trio, May 3-5

Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to the Frist Campus Center to celebrate spring and the conclusion of the academic year at the annual Fristfest Weekend Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5, which will feature a concert by acclaimed jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan.

Fristfest Weekend kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday with an outdoor picnic and carnival on Frist's south lawn. Participants will be able to enjoy foods from various regions of the United States as well as live entertainment, games and giveaways. The Stanley Jordan Trio, led by the Grammy-nominated guitarist and 1981 Princeton graduate, will perform at 8 p.m. Other acts will include the BSTREETBAND, a Bruce Springsteen tribute group; the Sensemaya Afrobeat All-Stars; and other student performers.

The picnic menu will include Chicago-style hot dogs, Carolina barbecue and fish fry, Kansas City steaks and New Jersey-style subs. Students with an active meal plan contract can swipe their Princeton ID cards to receive tickets for the picnic dinner. Non-meal plan holders can use cash or points to purchase $2 tickets at the Frist Food Gallery on Thursday, May 3. Free snacks and beverages will be available throughout the afternoon.

The celebration continues Friday at 9 p.m. with an evening of music, dancing and food at the "Taste of Princeton" on the south lawn. Local restaurants will showcase samples from their menu, and a disc jockey and live music will play throughout the evening.

The weekend concludes Saturday with the University Wind Ensemble's "Concert Under the Stars" on 1879 Green at 9 p.m. A moonlight movie presentation of "Little Miss Sunshine" on the south lawn will follow at 9:30 p.m. Free popcorn, ice cream and churros will be available during the movie.

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