CSU, Chico News

Chico World Music Festival Has Arts and Entertainment Options for All Ages

Date: 09-12-2012

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Daran Goodsell
University Public Events,
Marketing and Publicity Coordinator

California State University, Chico’s 19th year of the Chico World Music Festival begins Friday, Sept. 14, with music, arts and crafts, food and fun for the whole family all weekend

The festival kicks off with a performance by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in Laxson Auditorium Friday at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 898-6333 or go to http://www.csuchico.edu/boxoffice/.

All daytime festival performances Sept. 15 and 16 are free and open to the public. Performances are held 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days on multiple indoor and outdoor locations on the CSU, Chico campus.

For more information on the festival, go to http://www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/cwmf.html.

Dan DeWayne, director of University Public Events, said approximately 3,000 people attended the festival each day last year.

Festival performances this year feature music from Brazil, Nigeria, Sweden, Spain, Caribbean, Mexico, Ireland and Mali, along with American folk, rock and jazz.

Many activities are geared for children, including music and theater performances by children and hands-on arts, crafts and learning hosted by the Valene Smith Museum of Anthropology, Gateway Science Museum, Chico Art Center and other groups.