By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley) — Professional and emerging visual artists, fun kids’ activities, great food, talented local bands and the band that played “Dancing with the Stars,” Orquesta Salsa Caliente, headline the Third Annual Arts & Music Festival on Friday, May 15, at Cal State San Bernardino.
Presented by CSUSB and its College of Arts and Letters, the entire festival is free and open to the public with free parking in lots C, D and L.
Scheduled from 4-9 p.m., the festival also will feature live demonstrations in ceramics, painting, wood-working and glass blowing, exhibits in the Pfau Library, a chalkwalk, and a juried art fair with more than 50 artists exhibiting and selling original artwork and fine crafts. Featured artists will come from throughout San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.
Orquesta Salsa Caliente, which also has performed at Dodgers Stadium and has been featured on VH1, MTV and a Diet-Coke commercial, will close the Latin jazz performances. The group will be preceded by the UCLA and CSUSB Latin jazz bands from 5-7 p.m., followed by local favorite, Latin Society at 7 p.m. All of the performances are free of charge and are family-friendly.
Underground Music Society, in collaboration with Guitar Center San Bernardino and Eclectic Roots, will host thethird annual “Best of the Bands” contest. This is the premiere event for emerging musicians in the Inland Empire as it showcases their music in front of live audiences. Winners will receive a grand prize and be named the “2015 Best of the Bands.”
In addition to the musical performances, there will be theatrical ones as well. Flash mobs may perform spontaneously throughout the event.
Festival activities will extend across the campus from the Best of the Bands stage in front of the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art along Camphor Drive and the Pfau Library, to the Latin jazz stage at the Lower Commons patio.
For more information, visit the Arts & Music Festival website at amf.csusb.edu, AMF Facebook page. For information about participating in the art fair, call the special events and guest services office at (909) 537-7360, or (909) 537-7783.