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Posted by on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in College Life, General Information, Music, Nashville, Rites of Spring, Traditions.

As the short winter here begins to fade and we start to get some random 75 and sunny days–typical of Nashville in the springtime–students start to anticipate the announcement of the Rites of Spring lineup….And I’m happy to announce that it’s OUT!!

Rites of Spring has been a Vanderbilt tradition since the late 1960s / early 1970s.  It is a huge, two-day-long concert series in the spring that students absolutely LOVE.  Since we’re smack dab in the middle of Music City, it’s no wonder that we often have connections to some of the best names in music.  Click here to check out the lineups from past years (going all the way back to 1986!).

Last year, some of my favorites from Rites were:

…and those were just a few of the headliners!

Anyway, onto the main event!  The main headliners announced by the Vanderbilt Programming Board (VPB) for Rites of Spring 2012 are:

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More Info on Chancellor Warhol

More Info on Fitz and the Tantrums

More Info on Beaker Street Blues Band

More Info on Sleigh Bells

More Info on MUTEMATH

More Info on Tyler Hilton

More Info on Gloriana

More Info on Wiz Khalifa

…possibly more to come as we get closer to April 20-21!  (Follow @ritesatvandy on Twitter for updates)  But for now, I’ll leave you with Vandy’s favorite Wiz Khalifa song…BLACK AND YELLOW

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