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The Rhythms Music Festival returns to SF State!

Festival season has made it’s way to the SF State campus next week, as Associated Students Inc. returns with the Third Annual Rhythms Music Festival! Rhythms plays host to world renowned talent, educational panels, career opportunities, and our SF State Battle of the Bands. We’ve prepared a full overview for you, so you don’t miss a beat!

Music Marketing Conference
Friday, April 26
5:00 – 8:00 pm
SFSU Downtown Campus

Just before the Rhythms Music Festival kicks off, join the SFSU Marketing Association for a rare and unique Music Marketing Conference! The panel of professionals will cover aspects of talent management, content strategy, and some legal aspects of music marketing.

The panel includes:

  • Hisham Dahud (Moderator), Digital strategy director, Fame House
  • Michael Brandvold, Freelance music marketing consultant
  • Gian Fiero, CEO, Fiero Flair
  • Joe Frabotta, Online marketing manager, Evil Eyes
  • Sara Merriman, Integrated Marketing Manager,

Full Music Marketing Conference Info


Careers in the Music Industry : Panel
Monday, April 29
4:00 – 7:00 pm
SF State Library 121

Ever wondered what it’s like working in the music industry? There’s a lot of work happening behind the scenes, and a whole lot of career opportunities! Whether you’re looking to have some specific questions answered by the pros, trying to get your foot in the door, or simply interested in opening your eyes to the world of music, this panel is for you!

The panel includes:

  • Kerry Fiero (Moderator), Music Recording Industry Professor: Events & Marketing
  • Faben Alula, Account Manager,
  • Michael Ashburne, Entertainment Attorney, MRI Professor
  • Noah ‘DJ DIALS’ Cunningham, Promoter, Producer, DJ
  • Marco de la Vega, Promoter, 120 Minutes, Y3k, Future Perfect
  • Nate Mezmer, Founder, Wintersalt Music Festival, Eye Heart SF
  • Abby Sprague, Agency Associate, High Road Touring
  • Al Williams, House Manager, Mezzanine SF

Full Careers in the Music Industry Panel Info

SF State Battle of the Bands
Wednesday, May 1
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center

The SF State community is teeming with student talent, and if you want to see what it’s all about, you don’t want to miss the 2013 Battle of the Bands! After a round of preliminary judging, five student band finalists will take the stage hoping to win a spot opening up for Big Boi, and tons of other prizes!

There will be a Runner Up Showcase from more student bands on Tuesday, April 30 in The Depot, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Full Battle of the Bands Info

Rhythms Music Festival Concert
Thursday, May 2
6:30 – 10:30 pm
Student Event Center (The Annex)

The headlining showcase of this year’s Rhythms Music Festival welcomes Big Boi (former member of Outkast), Wallpaper, Pilot Touhill & the 2013 SF State Battle of the Bands Winner! The event will take place at the newly crowned Student Event Center, and is open to all SF State students for free! Make sure you bring your Student ID, and come early to ensure entry!

Full Big Boi, Wallpaper Concert Info

Noise Complaint : Rhythms DJ Showcase
Friday, May 3
10:00 pm – 1:30 am
Student Event Center (The Annex)

We’re closing out the 2013 Rhythms Music Festival with a bang, bringing some talented student DJs and producers to the stage. The bass will be pounding, the lights will be bright, and we’re going to take the SF State campus to the next level, together!

The event is open to SF State students (with ID). To register a non-student guest, please complete this form prior to the event.

Full lineup will be announced soon! Click here for Full Info!