WELCOME BACK IS A YEARLY BACK-TO-SCHOOL KICK OFF CONCERT.
Located at the focal point of our campus on McCarthy Quad, Welcome Back exceeds the typical college concert experience, featuring artistic activations complementing on stage music bolstered by state-of-the art lighting, production and special events. Hosted by the USC Program Board Concerts Committee, the closed show (open to USC students and their guests only) is free of charge and is one of the biggest events on campus every year, with attendance consisting of 8,000 to 10,000 students.
Past Welcome Back headliners have included Mike Will Made-It, Post Malone, Cashmere Cat, Nico and Vinz, R3HAB, and Drezo in addition to supporting acts of various genres.
CONQUEST! IS AN ANNUAL USC TRADITION THAT IS HELD BEFORE THE CROSS-TOWN RIVALRY GAME AGAINST UCLA.
Along with music, CONQUEST! also celebrates USC's accomplishments in athletics, academics, and spirit with an exciting rally, ferris wheel, food trucks, bruin bonfire, and a fireworks display. Guest appearances are made by USC's sports teams and coaches, The trojan marching band, the USC song girls, and more. Past acts have included Aluna George, Majid Jordan, Phantogram, Miguel, ILoveMakonnen and many more.
SPRINGFEST IS A YEARLY SPRING MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL FEATURING AN EXCITING MIX OF TODAY’S MOST POPULAR MUSICIANS ALONG WITH MANY ARTISTS ON THE RISE.
The closed show (open to USC students only) is free of charge and is one of the biggest events on campus ever year during the Spring semester, with attendance consisting of 8,000 to 10,000 students. Past Springfest headliners have included Diplo, Jamie XX, Migos, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, and The Internet, in addition to supporting acts of various genres.
Located in front of our famous mascot statue, Tommy Trojan, our Noontime concerts occur during the day, multiple times throughout both fall and spring semesters. These shows feature USC acts and local Los Angeles artists that are on the rise.
Students and faculty members can pass by these shows on their way to class and enjoy a free live show. Shows in the past have ranged from DJ sets to live band performances.
Nighttime Shows are held multiple times throughout the school year featuring USC artists and local acts from the area that are on the rise. These night concerts are hosted at various venues on campus including Ground Zero, Carson Soundstage, and Tommy's Place.
These shows are free and are open to all USC students and faculty members. Performances in the past have ranged from DJ sets to live band acts.