Sellers embarks on music world, heads to Texas State’s MR Fest
By Catherine Harper
Roger Sellers (Photo by Jake Marx)
Texas State University grad Roger Sellers says he’s living the dream. With constant tours around the country as a professional musician, Sellers is doing what he loves for a living: traveling and making music.
“There are few people in the world that get to do what they love while traveling,” Sellers says. “Travel is the number one best part of being a musician for me. It’s so fulfilling and changes your entire perspective on life.”
Having graduated from Texas State in May 2011 with a bachelor of general studies degree focusing on music, business and media studies, Sellers has risen to the top all on his own. As the writer, performer, director, producer and engineer of his music — which meshes genres of folk, Americana, electronic and dance — he has expanded his influence from his original scene in San Marcos to the world beyond. Continue reading
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MR Fest takes the local stage
with Texas State’s KTSW 89.9
By Catherine Harper
Every year in April, the San Marcos Square comes alive with the sound of jangling guitars, frantic drumbeats and the shouts of frenzied fans. My Radio Fest — also known as MR Fest — takes the stage once again April 26-28.
MR Fest, a 3-day music, comedy and arts festival now in its fifth year, is sponsored by KTSW 89.9, Texas State’s “Other Side of Radio” station. With 14 venues, 98 artists, a market place and an artist’s village, this year’s MR Fest promises to be bigger than ever before. Continue reading
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13th Annual Feria Del Mariachi
fires up culture at Texas State
The Texas State University School of Music will host the 13th annual Feria del Mariachi conference and festival March 2-3 at various venues in San Marcos.
Tickets for the event are $5 for students with valid Texas State identification, $15 for general admission, $20 for preferred seating and $50 for the Noche de Gala Dinner and preferred seating during the Feria del Mariachi concert.
The two-day list of festivities includes a mariachi competition for middle school, high school and college-level ensembles at San Marcos High School that is free to the public, workshops on vocal and instrumental techniques, a clinic with the international award-winning group Mariachi 7 Leguas and a concert featuring both Mariachi 7 Leguas and Texas State University’s Mariachi Nueva Generacion. The finale concert will take place at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in San Marcos and will be hosted by celebrity master of ceremonies Valente Rodriguez of the “George Lopez” show.
Riverferst offers free food,
musical performances and more
By Britney Munguia
The 10th annual Riverfest will be Thursday at Sewell Park from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Brought to life in 2003 by the Student Association for Campus Activites, Riverfest gives students the opportunity to relax, come together and celebrate the springtime before finals begin.
This year’s lineup includes musical performances by DJ Trigga Mike, the Organics, Hip Hop Congress and the Ying Yang Twins. Comedian Ronnie Jordan will also be performing a stand-up act.
Aside from live music, there will be free pizza courtesy of Gumby’s, as well as food from various Texas State student organizations.
Vendors, including Vitamin Water, Monster and Honest Tea, will be handing out free items.
Admission for Riverfest is free and open to all.
There is more information at the official SACA Facebook fan page.