Expected Rain Moving 3rd Annual Arts & Music Festival Indoors to Coussoulis Arena


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – With rain in the forecast for Friday, May 15, the Third Annual Arts & Music Festival at Cal State San Bernardino will move indoors to the university’s Coussoulis Arena.

Presented by CSUSB and its College of Arts and Letters, the entire festival is free and open to the public with free parking available in Lot G; all other lots are $6. Professional and emerging visual artists, fun kids’ activities, great food, talented local bands and the band that played on the television show “Dancing with the Stars,” Orquesta Salsa Caliente, will headline the event.

Scheduled from 4-9 p.m., the festival also will feature acoustic music and vendors presented by the John M. Pfau Library, 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.

All of the festival activities will take place in Coussoulis Arena.

Cancelled due to the weather are the chalk walk outdoors and most of the master of fine arts open studio exhibits in the Visual Arts Building.

If the weather improves on Friday, the alternative bands will perform on a stage outside the arena.

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 the third 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.

For more information, visit the Arts & Music Festival website at http://amf.csusb.edu or AMF Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AMFCSUSB?fref=ts.

For information about the art fair, call the special events and guest services office at (909) 537-7360, or (909) 537-7783.


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