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Sept. 18: ‘Mavfest’ Country Music Concert

Minneapolis-based band Hitchville to perform.

IMPACT News Release, 9-15-2014

Mankato, Minn. - Hitchville is ready to treat music lovers to an unforgettable night of country music at Mavfest.

Mavfest is a live outdoor country music concert brought together by the CSU Student Activities Board, IMPACT. It will be held on Sept. 18 at the Performing Arts front lawn.

The concert is free for all Minnesota State University, Mankato students with a MavCard.

It will be opened by student performer Tyler Stargardt at 8 p.m. followed by the Minneapolis-based band Hitchville at 8.30 p.m.

Hitchville is one of the brightest country music group to come out of the Midwest recently. Along with having a loyal, local fan base, the group has also released a self-titled debut album from Nashville, featuring the hit song “Whoop It Up.”

Most recently heard at the Minnesota State Fair, Hitchville has performed at some of the region’s biggest festivals including Moondance Jammin’ Country, Country Fest, Country Jam, Ramble Jam, and WE Fest. The group has also opened for some of country music’s biggest superstars like Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Sugarland.

“I am extremely excited for Thursday night, as this will be my first time performing with the whole set up - lights, large PA System, stage, and who could forget about the MSU crowd,” student performer Tyler Stargardt said.

Stargardt is an aviation major at Minnesota State Mankato with a pilot’s license and a passion for music. He has been singing since he was four but only recently stumbled into his love for performance. During an open mic night at a local restaurant, he noticed that the crowd loved his performance.

The corporate pilot has since then performed at local restaurants, weddings and Chet’s at Minnesota State Mankato.

“I have always loved music and there is no better feeling than when I can get the crowd to connect with me, and we all have a great time,” he said.

No outside food, beverages or backpacks are allowed in the concert. For more information about Hitchville, please visit their website

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