October 5, 2017 | 8:00pm | Memorial Gymnasium

Days Until Commodore Quake








This year, the Vanderbilt Programming Board Music Group wanted to add some culture during homecoming this year at the 16th annual Commodore Quake which will feature hip-hop trio MIGOS and neo-soul songstress SZA on Thursday, October 5th.  This show will be nothing short of amazing in Memorial Gym.

“After the success, we had with Rae Sremmurd headlining this past year’s Rites of Spring Music Festival, we knew that sticking with that genre would appeal to our attendees and this would be our best move for our annual event,” said Music Group advisor Dwayne Elliott. “Students and the Nashville community want a memorable experience, and I think the music group achieved this goal with this lineup.”

Migos have taken the music world by storm and their seminal album C U L T U R E, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has already been streamed over 1 billion times and is RIAA certified Platinum. Their single “Bad and Boujee” has not only hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and received an RIAA Platinum certification, but also has become immortalized as a symbol of modern pop culture. Members Quavo, Offset and Takeoff erupted onto the scene back in 2009 with a sound that blends the authentic tradition of ATL hip-hop with their signature flow and earworm hooks unlike anything else. With national performances on live television such as Saturday Night Live with Katy Perry, Ellen and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and a spot alongside Future on the recently wrapped sold out “Nobody Safe” arena tour already under their belt this year alone, Migos are bringing the culture everywhere they go.

SZA is one of the redefining voices of today’s contemporary music era first breaking into the music scene in 2012 with her first critically acclaimed EP, See.SZA.Run. Following that, she released S in 2013 and Z in 2014, both to rave reviews. In 2013, SZA signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, being the first female artist to join the label. SZA wrote and performed on Rihanna’s Anti single “Consideration” in 2016 and helped write Nicki Minaj and Beyonce’s “Feelin Myself” in 2014. SZA’s recently released singles, “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott and “Drew Barrymore,” appear on her new album Ctrl. The album entered at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums and No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts, according to Nielsen Music and has been streamed over 50 million times in the U.S. during release week, while the lead single “Love Galore” has been streamed over 33 million times in the U.S. since its April 27th release.  Born in Maplewood, New Jersey as Solána Rowe, SZA grew up listening to classic and avant-garde jazz, alternative, and rap. She renamed herself finding inspiration within the Supreme Alphabet: the ‘S’ stands for savior or sovereign, the ‘Z’ for zig-zag, and the ‘A’ for Allah.

Ticket sales are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM CST on Saturday, August 5th and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by calling (615) 343-3361. They are also available with no service charge at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt Campus. For More information on Commodore Quake, please visit or follow us @commodorequake.

The 16th Annual Commodore Quake is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Programming Board Music Group.

The Office of the Dean of Students at Vanderbilt University provides an extensive list of activities and organizations for students to gain the true college experience. The Office of Arts & Campus Events houses several organizations and programs designed to meet the needs of every college student. The mission of of Arts & Campus Events is to facilitate diverse programming for the Vanderbilt community that cultivates social engagement, artistic exploration and personal growth. The Music Group is a student run organization responsible for planning and producing Commodore Quake as well as the annual Rites of Spring Music Festival.

Vanderbilt Contact:  Arts & Campus Events, Vanderbilt University – Dwayne V. Elliott – (615) 322-2471

Tickets are on sale NOW at all Ticketmaster locations, online or by calling 1‐800‐745‐3000. Tickets can also be purchased with no service fees included only at the Sarratt Box Office on the Vanderbilt campus. For general event information, call 615‐322‐2425.



Migos - Bad and Boujee

Migos - T-Shirt

Migos - Pipe it Up

SZA - Love Galore

SZA - Drew Barrymore