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Random Fall Concerts in Nashville

Posted by on Friday, November 4, 2016 in College Life, General Information, Greek Life, Music, Nashville, Student Life, Vanderbilt Programming Board.

Almost every touring artist comes to Nashville at some point throughout the year.  If money and time weren’t an issue, I’d go to a concert every weekend.  With that said, I’ve still seen a fair amount of artists this semester, some for free and some for a reasonable price in my opinion.

One of the first ones that I went to this semester was Kanye West, who came to Nashville for his Saint Pablo tour in September.  This concert was downtown at Bridgestone Arena, which is also where the Nashville Predators play.  Needless to say, Kanye was amazing.

"Waves Don't Die"- Kanye West.

My favorite quote from the night was when he said something like this: “Steve Jobs is dead… I am the greatest living artist alive.”  I’m not so sure that I agree with him on this one, but he was entertaining for sure.

The next concert that I went to was right on campus on alumni lawn.  This concert is known as Lights on the Lawn, which is a philanthropic EDM concert organized by the fraternities of Vanderbilt University in coordination with the Office of Greek Life, Vanderbilt Programming Board, Vanderbilt Student Government, and other Greek and student organizations.  All proceeds were raised for the Mary Parrish Center, a cost-free transitional housing program in Nashville with services that support survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Gryffin and Two Friends were the acts this year.

I've never heard of Gryffin before this concert, but he was great. Definitely give him a listen on spotify.

The last major concert that I’ve been to so far was also on campus but in Memorial Gym.  This concert, called Commodore Quake, is a Vanderbilt tradition that takes place on homecoming weekend, typically in late October.  Big Sean and A$AP Ferg got homecoming weekend off to a great start.

"Blessed"- Big Sean

If you love concerts, Vanderbilt is the place to go.

Until next time,

-Jeff Yung

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