The State Hornet

Sac State to host first music festival on campus, called Hornet Fest

Steve Price, Pablo Cruise's drummer rocks out during a performance on July 10, 2009. Pablo Cruise is one of headliner's for Hornet Athletic's music festival Hornet Fest.

Janelle Williams

April 23, 2019

Hornet Fest, a first-time music festival at Sacramento State, is coming to campus next weekend with four scheduled musical artists and free entrance to a baseball game. Hornet Athletics is hosting the university’s inaugural music festival on Saturday, April 27. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p....

Ella Mai wins ‘Best Artist Performance on Campus’ at Sac State

Ella Mai wins ‘Best Artist Performance on Campus’ at Sac State

Nancy Chan

April 9, 2019

London-based R&B singer Ella Mai won Sacramento State students’ vote in the “Best Artist Performance on Campus” category for The State Hornet’s 2019 Best of Sac State poll. Mai’s performance last October in the Union Ballroom was highly anticipated, having sold out within 35 hours and serving as her first public performance after the r...

OPINION: Remembering Nipsey Hussle; hip-hop legend, business mogul

Nipsey Hussle performing on April 20, 2014. Rapper Nipsey Hussle was pronounced dead on Mar. 31, as he was shot outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles.

Deondre Pasquini

April 4, 2019

Nipsey Hussle was more than just a rap artist. He was an entrepreneur, business owner and economic mogul. He taught us more than just lyrics as he took political stances and spoke out against injustices. Rap and hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles  ou...

Sac State professor educates college students and youth in detention facilities

Sarah Lappas, music professor stands in the middle of Capistrano Hall 151 in late February. She is the creator of the hip-hop in Urban America class (Musc 118D) in the School of Music at Sac State.

Francina Sanchez

March 26, 2019

The doors of Capistrano 151 open early on days of discussion and the room is quickly filled with students and chatter as songs like “Drip Too Hard” by rappers Lil Baby and Gunna play in the background. In the middle of the auditorium stands Sarah Lappas, professor of music and creator of the ...

Sac State library celebrates donation of thousands of vintage concert posters

Advertisement of Fleetwood Mac performing at UC Davis. The Sacramento State Special Collections and University Archives will be home to Dennis Newhall's collection of over 3,000 concert posters, ticket stubs and newspaper articles.

Jordan Silva-Benham

February 12, 2019

Throughout high school, Sacramento native Dennis Newhall began covering his walls with local concert posters. Over 50 years later, his collection features over 3,000 posters, newspaper articles and ticket stubs. Newhall’s collection will be featured on Wednesday at 4 p.m. as the “Sacramento Rock and ...

VIDEO: Post-concert interview with Jesse McCartney at Sac State

Kelly Kiernan

November 9, 2018

Jesse McCartney answers questions after his sold-out show at Sac State on Nov. 9, 2018. RELATED: Jesse McCartney brings nostalgia to a sold-out show

VIDEO: Sac State students express excitement for Jesse McCartney’s concert

Kelly Kiernan

November 9, 2018

Sac State students express their excitement for Jesse McCartney's concert on Nov. 9, 2018. RELATED: Jesse McCartney brings nostalgia to a sold-out show

REVIEW: Logic releases final chapter of ‘Young Sinatra’ project

REVIEW: Logic releases final chapter of ‘Young Sinatra’ project

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

October 5, 2018

Rapper Logic cemented himself as one of the greats in the rap game last Friday, releasing “Young Sinatra IV,” his fourth and final album in the “Young Sinatra” quartet. If he hadn’t already, Logic (Sir Robert Bryson Hall II) proved himself, releasing an album on the same night Lil Wayne dro...

Upcoming summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Senior sociology major Desi De Necochea in the midst of the crowd at Outside Lands Festival on August 6, 2016.

Alexis Roberts

May 17, 2018

With the weather getting warmer, here comes the season we have all been waiting for — festival season. The West Coast is home to many music festivals. Whether your favorite genre is hip hop, country, rap, rock or reggae, the best coast has it all. Here are some of the top festivals coming u...

My Cousin Vinny wins 2018 ‘Best Musician’ at Sac State

My Cousin Vinny

Khanlin Rodgers

May 17, 2018

As soon as he graduated from high school, Vincent Miranda set out to make his dream of creating music a reality. He had already been practicing since he was 13, but he decided it was finally time to let his art out into the world. The end of his time in high school marked the beginning of his career as h...

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