Rites of Spring
Mar. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt’s annual Rites of Spring music festival is set for April 12–13 on Alumni Lawn. This year’s festival will feature headliners Moon Taxi and 21 Savage.
Apr. 11, 2018—This year's two-day event features headliners Gucci Mane and DNCE, with other artists set to appear including Cheat Codes, H.E.R., Goldlink, Kiiara and Born Animal.
May. 29, 2017—Like generations before them, Vanderbilt students always enjoy letting off steam at the annual Rites of Spring before settling in for finals. Performers this year were JOHNNYSWIM, St. Lucia, The Shins, Romario, Aminé, Ty Dolla $ign and Rae Sremmurd.
Mar. 16, 2016—Two upcoming annual events will provide Vanderbilt faculty and staff with opportunities to hear from prominent speakers and experience world-class musical performances.
Feb. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt’s 2016 Rites of Spring music festival is scheduled for Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, on Alumni Lawn. This year’s headlining acts are Future and Porter Robinson.
Apr. 2, 2015—This year’s festival, scheduled for April 17 and 18, will include performances by Chance the Rapper, Young the Giant, Portugal. The Man, T-Pain, RAC, The Lone Bellow, Matoma, Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes, and Louisa Wendorff.
Mar. 26, 2015—Rites of Spring music festival has new policies in place regarding alcohol use of attendees.
Jun. 11, 2014—The Rites of Spring festival has been held on Vanderbilt's campus since 1971. See some of the photos that capture its history, from the early days of political protest to the music acts of 2014.
Apr. 3, 2014—The Music Group at Vanderbilt promises a hot lineup for this year’s Rites of Spring Music Festival. Scheduled for Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, the festival is the perfect way to relax and listen to some of the best names in music. This year’s artists include 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki, Delta Rae, Twenty One Pilots, Ace Hood, The Mowglis,...
Mar. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt's Rites of Spring Music Festival, scheduled for April 19-20, will feature headliners NEEDTOBREATHE and Rusko as well as Miguel, Mat Kearney, Baauer, Juvenile, The Apache Relay and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15.
Apr. 4, 2011—Vanderbilt held its first “Rite of Spring” celebration May 7-9, 1971, when the Cultural Affairs Council sponsored three days of activities open to the campus and Nashville communities. The free event offered something for everyone