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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!

Toro Y Moi performing at the 2012 Rhythms Music Festival at SF State

Toro Y Moi performing at the 2012 Rhythms Music Festival at SF State (Photo: Brandon Pricert)

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:

Full Music Marketing Conference Info

Careers in the Music Industry Panel : 2012 Rhythms Music Festival

Careers in the Music Industry Panel : 2012 Rhythms Music Festival (Photo: Franko Ali)


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:

Full Careers in the Music Industry Panel Info

Sheepeaters in the 2012 SFSU Battle of the Bands

Sheepeaters performing in the 2012 SFSU Battle of the Bands (Photo: The Depot SF)

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

Big Boi performing live at Glastonbury (Photo: Malachi Timothy)

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

Designer Drugs DJ Set at the 2011 Rhythms Music Festival

Designer Drugs DJ Set at the 2011 Rhythms Music Festival (Photo: Holy Mountain Photography)

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!

About Franko Ali

Franko Ali is a proud alumnus of San Francisco State (Class of 2012!) with a B.S. in Visual Communication Design & a minor in Marketing. He currently serves as the marketing team supervisor and brand manager of Student Life at SF State. Franko has lived in beautiful San Francisco since 2008. You can usually find him out at live music events in the city, riding his scooter up and down the hills of SF, or working on some freelance creative projects.

3 Thoughts on “The Rhythms Music Festival returns to SF State!

  1. Lovelie Faustino on April 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm said:

    Hi Franko & Student Life,

    My name is Lovelie Faustino and I’m an A&E reporter for SF State’s Golden Gate Xpress Newspaper. We’re interested in doing a preview piece about The Rhythms Musical Festival and set up an interview with your headliner, Big Boi.

    I was wondering if we can make this possible? Please let me know asap so we can have it before he performs! I very much appreciate your time and wish you the best of luck with the entire festival next week. Thanks!



  2. Lovelie Faustino on April 27, 2013 at 9:08 am said:

    Awesome, thanks Franko!

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