It is hard to imagine Howard University Homecoming without YardFest. YardFest has grown from a "Bison" exclusive to a national attraction. Howard students, alumni, and guests gather on the Main Quadrangle to network and celebrate in the Howard tradition. Student organizations, local and corporate vendors sponsor activities and provide food. Howard students, alumni, and guests will gather for a unique cultural experience celebrating the amazing international diversity at Howard University. The Howard University international event will be a crowd pleaser for those who enjoy the expressions of dance and culture from talented students, dance groups, artists and authors from the international community. On the center stage, Howard has welcomed entertainment from national recording artists such as Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, DMX, Monica, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, LeToya Luckett, J.Holiday, Fabolous, Cameo, Wale, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Serani, Shaggy, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, as well as various local artists. In addition, sponsors are given the opportunity to promote their products or services through signage and exhibit booths located on the Main Quadrangle.