Students showcase talent at second annual Hart Live

Ryan Steele
Contributing writer

Hart College will come to life Saturday with the sounds of Murray State students.

One musician taking the stage will be Ryan Gilchrist, formerly of “Planet Here,” and “Heavy Noise.” His bands have been said to have an alternative spin, being likened to “The Black Keys,” along with “The Dude Rugs.”

Also performing is Hart Idol Winner and Murray State Idol Runner-Up: Chase Harris with Derek Miller, who have been compared by Jimmie Martin, event organizer and senior from Madisonville, Ky., with famous pop star Jason Mraz. Together they plan on bringing a mix of genres sure to have something for everyone at Hart Live.

“Being the one year anniversary show, it means a lot for me to see how it has come along,” Martin said.

Martin is a residential adviser in Hart College and organized Hart Live. He decided to put on the show for the past few semesters, aside from it being an RA’s responsibility, Martin said he puts it on because he knows that students have the tendency to be shy.

“I look at this as a social experience for everyone,” Martin said. “I see it as something that will let everyone break out of their shell a bit.”

As a senior graduating in May, Martin wants to use this oppurtunity to leave is mark on Hart and Murray State in general.

The Hart Live program starts at 8 p.m. and goes on till 10.

Martin said he and all involved would love to see some students fill up the conference room in Hart, which is located through the game room on the bottom floor of the College.

Students should know there is no charge to attend Hart Live. There will be chips and drinks readily available and any football fans out there will be treated to a variety of Super Bowl memorabilia and items in honor of the big game Sunday.

Anyone wanting to get involved with the event, whether it be volunteering or getting their band on the stage, should contact Martin on his Facebook page at