Lovett Auditorium

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America plays a free concert at Murray State University's Lovett Auditorium on October 15, their first concert in the area as they tour the Midwest. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Mark Welch, Director of Community Relations & Alumni Affairs, and Dennis Johnson, Director of Bands and Orchestras, about how the upcoming concert came about and what the audience should expect in the repertoire.

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Murray State's Fall Fanfare Concert is this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium on Family Weekend at MSU. 17 music ensembles perform 'a smorgasbord' of styles, says Assistant Director of Bands John Fannin. He joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good with an overview of one of the music department's "best attended events all year."

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Harper Fest is next weekend at Murray State's Lovett Auditorium with a second stage at Tap 216, an event celebrating Harper Guitars with local musicians and national acts. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with organizers Stephen Keene (of Murr-Vegas Allstars) and luthier Jacob Harper. 

Five Things You Didn't Know About Big Atomic

Aug 21, 2015
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray-based jam/funk/rock band Big Atomic headlines the free WKMS Live Lunch After Dark concert in Lovett Auditorium Tuesday night! They're the reigning champions from the 2015 Battle of the Bands competition... But you knew that! Here are five things about Big Atomic that you didn't know:

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Chris Thile plays Murray State: October 29 @ 7:30pm in Lovett Auditorium

Years ago, when Chris Thile’s family first moved to Murray, you heard a very young Chris perform on Music From the Front Porch. You may have heard Nickel Creek perform in Robert E. Johnson Theater for a WKMS Front Porch Concert. And you’ve definitely heard his singing, songwriting and mandolin-playing on public radio for over a decade, whether with Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, or solo. 

Now Chris Thile is coming back home to Murray State in a big way – playing a benefit concert Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium, with all proceeds advancing music programs at MSU. We’re pleased to be presenting partners. 

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Murray, KY - Murray State’s listener supported public radio service WKMS-FM hosts its first ever Live Lunch: After Dark free concert on Tuesday, August 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the stage of MSU's historic Lovett Auditorium. 

The Midwest Clinic is among the largest instrumental music educators conferences in the world, drawing an international attendance of roughly 17,000. Murray State University's Jazz Orchestra was one of two jazz programs in the country selected to perform at this prestigious event (the other is Sam Houston State University). Director Dr. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good with a preview of their concert, this December in Chicago, tonight in Lovett Auditorium. 

The Murray State University Town and Gown Community Band celebrates Independence Day weekend with a concert Saturday night at 8 in Lovett Auditorium on the MSU campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The community band is a partnership between the university and the community, welcoming musicians of all ages to play together. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good to talk with Tracy Ross about the concert.

Summer Concerts by MSU Town & Gown Community Band

Jun 9, 2014
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Note: Due to weather, the concert has been moved indoors to Lovett Auditorium.

Maestro Todd Hill and Mark Welch join Sounds Good today to talk about the Murray State Town & Gown Community Band summer concert season, including Tuesday night's free concert at 7 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium.  

Listen to the conversation:

The Murray Mass Christian Choir held its kickoff preview performance on Sunday, June 1 at Westside Baptist Church. The choir features singers in choirs from across the Calloway County area. Westside Baptist's Minister of Music Mike Crook stops by Sounds Good to talk about the professionally produced Christmas CD and the live performance at Lovett Auditorium in December, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

Hear the conversation:

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