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Dan "Soupy" Campbell of The Wonder Years performs during the Nashville, Tennessee stop of the Vans Warped Tour on July, 1, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / Gregory French)

The Wonder Years returned to the Vans Warped Tour for the third time and did not cease to surprise fans at their stop at the Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday. The Wonder Years, a six-piece pop punk band from Lansdale, Pennsylvania have amassed a huge fan base since forming in 2005. The set featured songs from …

Mod Sun performs during the Nashville, Tennessee stop of the Vans Warped Tour on July, 1, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / Savanna Hazlewood)

The Vans Warped Tour made its twelfth stop in a rainy Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday. Shortly after the gates were opened crowds were evacuated from the festival grounds due to inclement weather. After a couple hours, the weather cleared and a new schedule was made for the remaining bands’ sets. The fans who chose to …

Justin Shekoski, left, and Bert McCracken, right, of the Used perform at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The show was the band’s second stop on a co-headlining tour with Chevelle. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Alternative hard rock band The Used performed at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday night. The four-piece band, which was on tour supporting showcased their trademark blend of hard-hitting instrumentation, melodic hooks and raw energy. Frontman Bert McCracken lead the charge, with his energetic stage presence and vocals. While Chevelle fans in the crowd weren’t very in to the performance, die-hard Used …

Hozier performs at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, March 16, 2015. The concert was the second of three sold out shows at the Ryman this week. (MTSU Sidelines/Brett Turner)

East Ireland native Hozier played for a packed audience at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday night for the second of three sold out shows at the iconic venue this week. The night’s set opened with English singer-songwriter George Ezra, who performed music from his debut album, Wanted on Voyage. Ezra broke up his set with endearing tales …

Classic rock icons Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers returned to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Tuesday night. The night began with opening act and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood. Winwood, known for his work in The Spencer Davis Group and the solo hit “Higher Love,” and his band delivered a well-rounded set complete with melodic …

Anti-Kanye graffiti still decorates the walls at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. / Bruce Boeko

Hip-hop icon Kanye West returned to headline Bonnaroo Friday night after his disastrous 2008 performance. West’s notoriously late and brief 2008 set spawned a festival tradition of shorts, with the catch phrase “f*ck Kanye” being screamed and spray-painted across the festival every year since. While West only missed his start time by roughly 10 minutes, …