First Sepomana

by on May 1, 1998

Posted in: Timeline

WRMC’s first Sepomana concert was first held in 1998 thanks to a loophole in the Student Government Association’s financing rules. The name was invented and has no additional significance. The first festival was MC’d by an Elvis impersonator and featured a live pig as a mascot. For several years, Sepomana was held in Coltrane Lounge in the Adirondack House, but was relocated to larger spaces in future years due to overwhelming demand.

WRMC has brought a range of musical acts to the Middlebury campus over the years, including Rilo Kiley, Yo La Tengo, Animal Collective, Ariel Pink, The Decemberists, Dan Deacon, Ratatat, Ratking, Versus, Lunice,  The Books, Mates of State, Smog, Tenacious D, The National, Clearlake, Josh Ritter, Future Islands, Theophilus London, Yonatan Gat, the Death Set, Tobacco, Free Energy, Delicate Steve, Baths, The Ruby Suns, Menomena, The Capstan Shafts, The French Kicks, Enon, The Books, Dan Deacon, Andrew Bird, Regina Spektor, Das Racist, Palms Out Sounds, Marcus Price, Boody B, and E-603 among others.