Yardfest is easily the most anticipated event of the year!

Each April, the entire Harvard College community gathers in Harvard Yard for a giant cookout and festival-style concert.  The two winning student bands from Battle for Yardfest, held in February or March, are granted an amazing opportunity to open for the exciting professional headliner. Past performers include Kiiara, Bazzi, Lil Yachty, and Wale. This annual spring concert is sponsored by the Harvard College Events Board (CEB), Harvard's premier programming board.

Battle for Yardfest

Join CEB for a night of music. This annual battle of the bands is one of the coolest showdowns of musical talent on campus. Talented student performers compete for the chance to open for the Yardfest headliner! But wait there's more! The student audience gets the opportunity to decide the winners! If that is cool enough, sit back and enjoy the vibe as you're entertained by a professional comedian host. Most importantly, the big Yardfest headliner is revealed at the end of the show!