Spring Concert is an annual outdoor musical festival, and possibly the best-attended student event of the Carleton year. It typically falls on the 8th weekend of Spring Term, and features both professional and student bands. The professional bands are selected by the Spring Concert Committee (which anyone may serve on), while the student bands are the first and second place acts at the annual Battle of the Bands, held just two weeks before Spring Concert. Past Spring Concert headliners have included De La Soul, The Cool Kids, Wale, and Brother Ali.
Spring Concert takes place at Hill of Three Oaks
Named for the large oak trees near the center of the fields, the Hill of Three Oaks overlooks a nearly-50-acre playing field that's home to Carleton's Ultimate Frisbee, rugby and lacrosse intercollegiate club teams and to various intramural and recreational activities. It's also a gateway to the upper portion of the Arboretum.