Elvis gyrated. Kanye rhymed. And U2 rocked. Some of the biggest names in music stopped at Maryland on their way up—or down—the Billboard charts. The boom in bookings, according to Terrapin Tales, followed a 1969 letter to the editor of The Diamondback, voicing disappointment in the lack of concerts on campus. Cole Field House, Ritchie Coliseum, McKeldin Mall and even the Stamp and Tawes Hall began hosting duties. Now, as the campus celebrates the 35th anniversary of Art Attack—whose headliners were Vince Staples and Lil Yachty—Terp looks back at 30 of the top acts to perform at Maryland.

Ella Fitzgerald – Cole Field House, c. October 1961
Chuck Berry – Ritchie Coliseum, Dec. 8, 1971
Ike and Tina Turner – Cole Field House, Mar. 19, 1972
The Jackson 5 – Cole Field House, Aug. 12, 1972
Stevie Wonder – Cole Field House, Mar. 25, 1973
Bruce Springsteen – Cole Field House, April 18, 1973
Aretha Franklin – Cole Field House, Aug. 11, 1973
Elvis Presley – Cole Field House, Sept. 27 and 28, 1974
Frank Zappa – Cole Field House, April 30, 1974; 1976; Oct. 14, 1978
Queen – Cole Field House, Feb. 4, 1977
Billy Joel – Tawes Theater, April 30, 1977
The Grateful Dead – Cole Field House, March 7, 1981
Bob Dylan – Ritchie Coliseum, May 3, 1981
Ozzy Osbourne – Ritchie Coliseum, Feb. 14, 1983
U2 – Ritchie Coliseum, April 25, 1983
Cyndi Lauper – Ritchie Coliseum, May 3, 1984
Ice T & Public Enemy – Ritchie Coliseum, Nov. 24, 1992
A Tribe Called Quest & De La Soul – Ritchie Coliseum, Feb. 27, 1994
Fugees – Cole Field House, Nov. 3, 1996
Run DMC (Art Attack 14) – McKeldin Mall, May 2, 1997
Outkast (Art Attack 17) – May 5, 2000
Black Eyed Peas (Art Attack 18) – Maryland Stadium, May 1, 2001
Wyclef Jean (Art Attack 19) – Maryland Stadium, May 3, 2002
Kanye West – Grand Ballroom, Feb. 26, 2004
The Roots – Nov. 14, 2004
All American Rejects (Art Attack 24) – Maryland Stadium, May 4, 2007
Ben Folds and Weezer (Art Attack 27) – Maryland Stadium, April 30, 2010
Big Sean & Wale (Art Attack 31) – Maryland Stadium, May 2, 2014
Chainsmokers & Logic (Art Attack 32) – Xfinity Center, May 1, 2015
2 Chainz (Art Attack 34) –Maryland Stadium, May 5, 2017