The 5th annual Open Stage, a FREE CONCERT EVENT sponsored by ASNMSU and Soul Verse, will be an unforgettable night of Coast to Coast, internationally flavored Hip Hop for everyone's enjoyment! This year's stellar lineup will include the thoughtful lyricism of Las Cruces' Varsity Jukebox Junkies and the gritty realism of Next Level Records, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Also, Puerto Rican collective ALKEM will once again share their unique fusion of Carribbean rhythms, Golden Era Hip Hop beats, and bilingual lyrics. Not to be outdone, acclaimed Washington D.C. supergroup DIAMOND DISTRICT, consisting of Oddisee, yU and Uptown XO will join together with L.A.'s TREK LIFE in a blitzkreig of introspective, streetwise storytelling. Headlining this year's show is world renown, Grammy nominated emcee extraordinaire ANA TIJOUX of Santiago, Chile. Respected by her peers throughout the industry, the French born Tijoux will unlease material off her latest album, "La Bala" (The Bullet), as well as classic material from a repertoire that spans over a decade, including 2009's offering, "1977," which was featured on FIFA 2011 and the television series "Breaking Bad." Oh...did we mention that this show is FREE??