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Stars at Night Concert Series: Luis Conte's Salsa Concert

Performing Arts Center at Texas State University

7:30pm, Click HERE for tickets

Conte proved himself versatile musically, and by 1973, he was playing regularly in local clubs. He quickly became a busy studio musician, and throughout the 1970s, he played in the Latin fusion band Caldera.

n the 1980s, Conte toured with several different musicians, including Madonna, guitarist Al Di Meola, and Andy Narell. His debut as a bandleader came in 1987, when he released La Cocina Caliente, which included a Latinized version of Chopin's "Susarasa". Conte also played percussion on the Pat Metheny Group release 'We Live Here', in 1995, as well as I Mother Earth's first two albums Dig (1994) and Scenery and Fish (1996).

Recently, Conte has toured as part of James Taylor's "Band of Legends." He has also played alongside such famed musicians as Alex Acuña, Jaguares, Larry Klimas, and David Garfield, both as a bandleader and a sideman.

Luis Conte was part of Phil Collins 1997 "Dance into the Light" tour and 2004 "First Farewell Tour", performing in both of them Afro-Cuban percussion and adding more depth into the concert songs. He also performed during The Phil Collins Big Band tours in 1996 and 1998.


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Performing Arts Center at Texas State University

Completed in winter 2014, the Performing Arts Center at Texas State University houses a 400-seat theatre, a 300-seat recital hall, rehearsal space, staging areas and classrooms.

Creeds & Crests

Downtown | Creeds & Crests specializes in Greek Life apparel, specialty gifts, and other embroidered items. They are your go-to shop for both the big and little events. Whether you’re looking for your next game day outfit or a customized graduation stole. They're dedicated to offering the very best selection and overall service.

Theater Center - Texas State University

The Theatre Center, built in 1970 and resembling a huge, red drum, has become a campus icon. It is  the site of the Mainstage University Theatre, a modified proscenium stage that hosts several productions a year.