Folk singer Ari Hest to perform at Lowman Student Center Friday

Sam Houston State University will be receiving another dose of live entertainment when singer and songwriter Ari Hest performs tomorrow on campus in the Lowman Student Center Theater at 7:30 pm.

The talented folk singer has traveled on tour with big name musicians, opening for artists such as Dave Matthews and John Mayer,

Hest is now on his own national tour promoting his new, recently released album, “Story After Story.”

After stops in Dallas and Austin, the tour stops at SHSU. Hest’s stop in Huntsville will mark his second trip to town. He previously played Huntsville in September 2002.

The concert is being brought to SHSU by the Huntsville Concert Series, an organization developed in 2002 with the purpose of bringing a variety of different entertainers to the city of Huntsville from around the country and giving the local community a wider variety of culture.

The goal of the concert series is to offer exceptional talent at an affordable price without forcing residents to leave Huntsville.

The organization is ready and eager to hear from the community through comments, questions, constructive criticisms or requests. Concert organizer Andy Slaughter can be contacted via e-mail at

Both excited and enthusiastic about the upcoming concert, Slaughter said Hest’s concert will be only the beginning of many great events in the future.

Slaughter said the concert will be good not only for SHSU, but also for the entire community of Huntsville.

“He is an exciting talent. Having played across the country should show that he is in high demand,” Slaughter said. “The fact that tickets are only $2 means there is no reason why students should not go.”

Despite the attention this concert is getting, plenty of people have been working around the clock to organize and plan this event. Slaughter would like to extend several thank you’s to several people.

“All this would not be possible without the help of Huntsville’s Promise, a local non-profit organization. I would like to send a big thank you to all the street-team members for helping me promote this,” Slaughter said.

All tickets for the concert will be sold for $2 each at the door. With such a cheap price, Slaughter and organizers are hopeful a large number of SHSU students will turn out to hear the live music.

Organizers promise this will be the best-spent $2 you ever spent.

With many people expecting a great turnout, Slaughter said those wanting tickets should arrive at the event early.

For more information regarding the Huntsville Concert Series, visit the Web site at

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