Volapalooza celebrates the end of a successful year at UT while providing students with a means to unwind before diving into finals week. Started in 2003 as a small end-of-year concert, Volapalooza has since grown into the largest student-organized event on campus and an annual tradition that reaches out to both the UT and Knoxville communities.


Volapalooza 2017 is Friday, April 28, in World’s Fair Park! The 2017 lineup includes X Ambassadors, COIN, Pell, Mountains Like Wax, Electric Darling, and DJ A-Wall!


Past performers have included Fitz and the Tantrums, Lupe Fiasco, Cold War Kids, Tyga, Ziggy Marley, Big Gigantic, Three 6 Mafia, Girl Talk, Flogging Molly, Passion Pit, CAKE, and last year’s acts Portugal. The Man, Raury, Moon Taxi, Three Star Revival, Roots of a Rebellion, and more.


The event is free for opted-in UT students! Opted-in students may log in to the Student portal to reserve their free ticket. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased for $20 (advance) general admission and $30 at the gate. Online and phone ticket sales end at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 27th. Link to purchase tickets, here. Contact the Center for Student Engagement with general questions (865) 974-5455.


Volapalooza will be held on the Performance Lawn of World’s Fair Park, located between Cumberland Avenue, 11th Street, and Clinch Avenue. World’s Fair Park has one parking lot, which is free and open to the public at all times. UT faculty, staff, and students with a valid hang tag can also park in the university parking garage at 11th and White Avenues.


Care to partake in a volunteer experience that is engaging, efficient, and exciting? Volapalooza has created the VOLAnteer program, which is designed by students for students. This opportunity is a chance to act as a guide for those attending the concert, and as a VOLAnteer, you will receive free admission to the festival, a complimentary T-shirt (and other goodies), access to a volunteer tent on site with food, and a super fun experience full of friends and live music! Link to fill out VOLAnteer app, learn more details about the program, and a brief job description. If you have any questions, email volanteers@gmail.com.