Annual Flagship Concerts
BACK-TO-SCHOOL KICK OFF CONCERT
Located in the heart of campus on McCarthy Quad, Welcome Back kicks every school year off with an unforgettable experience. Artistic activations, interactive installations, and live music coalesce to bring the USC community a show that outshines any conventional college concert.
Past Welcome Back artists have included Mike Will Made-It, Post Malone, Cashmere Cat, YBN Cordae, Sam Gellaitry, Boogie, and more.
A 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 and dance teams, the Trojan Marching Band, the USC song girls, and more. Past acts have included Aluna George, Majid Jordan, Phantogram, Miguel, Childish Gambino, ILoveMakonnen, Saweetie, Quavo, Channel Tres, and many more.
SPRING MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL FEATURING AN EXCITING MIX OF TODAY’S MOST POPULAR MUSICIANS WITH ARTISTS ON THE RISE
The show is free of charge for students and is one of the biggest events on campus ever year during the Spring semester, with attendance consisting of 10,000 students. Past Springfest headliners have included Diplo, Jamie XX, Migos, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, and The Internet, and more.
Can’t wait for the next flagship show? We’ve got you covered with Special Events.
Throughout the school year, we host events ranging from conversations with industry insiders to smaller-scale concerts that offer a more intimate experience than our main shows. You’ll have opportunities to catch performances from your friends at Battle of the Bands, register to vote at Votechella, and get some exclusive insight from music executives during panels.
Past Special Events have featured Dijon, Illegal Civ, Louis Futon, P-Lo, Manila Killa, Dre London, Scooter Braun, and more.