IN PHOTOS: Lights on the Lawn 2022

After a brief hiatus, Lights on the Lawn returns for its 10th anniversary.


Narenkumar Thirmiya

Two Friends perform at Lights on the Lawn, as photographed on Sept. 16, 2022 (Hustler Multimedia/Narenkumar Thirmiya)

Nikita Rohila and Narenkumar Thirmiya

Vanderbilt hosted its annual fall benefit concert, Lights on the Lawn, on Sept. 16 on Alumni Lawn. The lineup this year featured Two Friends, MC4D, Jacob Stallings, Brink and Bad Color. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event, as well as the first time it was held in person since 2020. 

First held in 2012, this event raises money to support survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. All profits go towards the Mary Parrish Center, an organization providing housing, support and resources for survivors. LOTL has raised over $650K over the past 12 years. This year, the concert was sponsored by QNTM Fit Life and Bread Financial.

The concert was originally scheduled earlier this year on April 16., but scheduling and religious conflicts delayed it to Sept. 16. This year brought exhilarating outdoor performances from Two Friends and their openers. The openers played dance remixes of various popular songs, accompanied by vibrant lighting that illuminated the crowd. 

Some of the highlights of Two Friends’ set included dance remixes of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U”. They capped off the night with “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.