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NASHVILLE, TN – The Music Group at Vanderbilt University is back again with the promise of warm weather and a hot lineup for this year’s Rites of Spring Music Festival. Taking place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Rites of Spring Music Festival is the perfect way to soak up the sun along with some of the best names in music. With Chance the Rapper and Young the Giant headlining and other artists set to appear including Portugal. The Man, T-Pain, RAC, The Lone Bellow, Matoma, Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes and Louisa Wendorff, this year’s festival will... More

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Chance The Rapper is an American hip hop recording artist from Chicago, Illinois. Chance started showing interest in music at a young age, and in his freshman year of high school at Chicago’s Jones College Prep High School, formed the hip-hop duo Instrumentality with a friend. Following a ten-day suspension in spring 2011 during his senior year, Bennett released his first mixtape entitled “10 Day,” which has been downloaded over 100,000 times since its release in April 2012. Following the release of “10 Day,” Chance continued to release new music and was featured on...

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With the breakout success of their self-titled 2010 debut album and widespread acclaim for their exhilarating live shows, Young The Giant has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new bands of the decade. For their highly anticipated second album “MIND OVER MATTER,” Young The Giant enlisted Grammy-nominated producer  Justin Meldal-Johnsen – known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and M83.  Featuring the electrifying lead single “It’s About Time,” the collection of songs finds the young band challenging themselves...

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