October 18, 2019 | 8:00pm | Memorial Gymnasium

Days Until Commodore Quake








NASHVILLE, TN – The annual music event that is Commodore Quake is back again featuring one of the hottest rappers and up and coming R&B sensation.  Students, alumni, and Nashvillians alike can get excited for two of the most exciting musical acts to take the stage at Memorial Gym on Friday, October, 2019. This year, The Music Group is excited to present Megan Thee Stallion with special guest Bren Joy.

With raps that are candy coated and set on fire, Megan Thee Stallion is building a strong foundation rooted in talent, fearlessness and grace. Growing up in Houston, the 23-year-old rapper was blessed with the tutelage of her wordsmith mother, Holly Thomas, who rapped under the moniker Holly-Wood and years later, became her trustworthy manager. While wholeheartedly trusting her passion for hip-hop would be properly ignited in due time, Megan enrolled as a student at Prairie View A&M University, where she began earning a Bachelor’s Degree in health administration, an area of study that fuels her longtime goal to open assisted living facilities around Houston. She later transferred to Texas Southern University in her junior year, where she continued balancing her schoolwork with her developing artistry.

After garnering an early buzz on social media off the strength of her “Houston Cypher,” she dropped her first mixtape on SoundCloud, 2016’s Rich Ratchet. The following year, her Stalli Freestyle took off, paving the way for her 2017 EP, Make It Hot. The 7-track project paired with her unshakeable charisma won over the attention of Houston legend, T. Farris, whose encouragement helped facilitate her signing to 1501 Certified, a record label owned by retired baseball player, Carl Crawford. Continuing her momentum in 2018, Megan Thee Stallion dropped her Tina Snow project, which debuted at No. 11 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. From standing tall at 5’10” to embodying her mission to empower other women, Megan Thee Stallion is destined to make an impact, precariously building her legacy day by day and bar by bar. Megan Thee Stallion released an official “Hot Girl Summer” anthem featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. The single already has over 1.29 million streams, earning a high-ranking spot at #2 on US Spotify.

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Bren Joy strives to redirect where R&B takes you. With heavy influences consisting of jazz, hip-hop, indie pop, and gospel, Bren breaks out into the alternative R&B world with Henny in the Hamptons, which redefines the mainstream sound of R&B/Soul. Attempt to take your mind out of the box for a minute and lock into the new grooves, messages, and ideas that Bren’s music weaves into your soul.

“We are incredibly excited to bring these two artist to Vanderbilt’s campus. In addition, “we are ecstatic that we finally have our first ever female headliner for Commodore Quake,” said Music Group advisor, Dwayne Elliott.

Tickets are available to the general public and will go on sale Monday, August 23, 2019 online at TicketWeb.  Tickets can also be purchased with no service fees included only at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. No refunds will be given due to band cancellations. For general event information, call 615‐322‐0632. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at

Megan Thee Stallion

Bren Joy