WACO, Texas (May 5, 2016) — Texas Music Café, Waco's first national television series, is hosting the TSTC Talent Search and concert May 18 beginning at 5:00. Leading up to a concert by Jamie Lin Wilson, Dirty Echoes, The Texas K.G.B., and the South Austin Moonlighters, local musicians who have submitted their work will be featured in the last of four competitions leading up to a final competition coming this summer.
Since February, TSTC students have been competing regionally in the TSTC Talent Search hosted by the television show Texas Music Café where the winners will receive a chance to open for a live recording of the show along with a $5,000 recording contract with E-Cleff Productions.
May 18 will be the last of four qualifying rounds in which the performances of each contestant are recorded and uploaded to the TSTC Youtube page. The performer for each regional competition with the highest number of likes will compete in the finals with a judging panel in June at the Waco campus.
"This is the kind of opportunity every kid who picks up an instrument and stands in front of a mic dreams about," said Chris Ermoian, president of E-Cleff Productions and director, producer and creator of Texas Music Café. It's the chance to perform in front of a national audience."
The TSTC Talent Search at the Waco Campus will begin at 5:00pm on May 18th at the TSTC Student Rec Center, 3801 Campus Dr. Waco, TX. Jamie Lin Wilson kicks off the free concert at 7:00pm.
More information can be found at www.tstc.edu/texasmusiccafe/tstctalentsearch, or by calling (254) 495-5718.
ABOUT TEXAS MUSIC CAFE
The Texas Music Café® began in 1997 and we are now one of the state's largest archives of live original music recordings. We're a one-hour magazine-style variety music program recorded before a live audience featuring legendary artists performing hit songs alongside up-and-coming artists. We capture amazing performances at campfires, porches, backyards, canyons, dive bars, and fine concert halls. We always strive for technical precision but often record in non-studio environments in search of great performances.
TSTC was established 50 years ago to help create a strong Texas. At the time, Governor John Connally predicted we would become "the most sophisticated technical-vocational institute in the country." TSTC is living true to that vision with ten campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater, Waco and Williamson County. With a statewide role and mission, TSTC is doing what we were created to do. We are efficiently and effectively helping Texas meet the high-tech challenges of today's global economy, in partnership with business and industry, government agencies and other educational institutions.