Students Organize RGB Music and Arts Festival on Campus

Thursday, April 04, 2019
Photo of pianist Kyle Pescasio and soprano Emily Crawford performing in Knuth Hall
Kyle Pescasio, piano, and Emily Crawford, soprano, perform at the 2018 Composers Songfest. Photo by Jairus Alex Cambe.

THE BAY BRIDGED (SAN FRANCISCO) -- As musicians in a local band, the Silhouette Era, San Francisco State students Sean Thompson and Carlos González have already recorded an EP and toured together. While they may have more professional music experience than many students, they’re honing their entrepreneurial skills by planning the RGB Arts and Music Festival for the Bay Area community.

Meant to bring student artists together, the festival will feature performances by SF State musicians, poets, dancers and film students. Free to the public and the campus community, the three-day event will be held at Knuth Hall on the SF State campus on May 1, 2 and 13.

“We want to use art and music to bring student performers from diverse backgrounds together,” says González, a senior at San Francisco State University. González is one of three students organizing the festival.