This year marks the 7th year for Frost Music & Arts Festival. The festival, which included performances by Ravyn Lenae, Monte Booker and headliner Glass Animals, was held at Stanford Stadium for the second year in a row due to renovations at Frost Amphitheater. Along with an extensive art exhibition of original artwork created by student artists (and curated by Mitzi Harris), student performers Sister Supply—composed of members Maggie McGraw, Lucia Johnson, Christine Kazanchian, Christie Dawson and Madeleine Bouton—and rapper Son Kuma, aka Barron Montgomery, opened the stage.
The festival is the brainchild of Stanford Concert Network (SCN)—a student-led organization that brings live music to Stanford's bubble. With months of extensive planning along with the help of Goldenvoice, the SCN staff came together for their last hurrah before the end of the year to put on their biggest annual festival.
Tommy Choi, Advisory Board: “Despite the enormous hurdles of moving to the stadium last year, this year’s Frost was the the smoothest one to date. We had an incredible team that worked endlessly all year to make this day happen.”
Angela Black, Director: "Planning Frost Music & Arts festival was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life. Coming together with such an incredible team showed me the immense value of collaboration. Frost and all its success would have never happened if it weren't for my co-directors, the production team, the marketing team, the Art lead, the press managers, our staff advisors, and so, so many more stakeholders. Though it's cheesy to say, with all the ups and downs and ins and outs, the Frost planning committee truly has become like a family. Of course, however, my favorite part of all of Frost was what we were all there for: Glass Animals. Their philosophy around humanity, recognizing the power and value of every human experience, shown through even more than the light reflecting off their pineapple disco ball on stage. I saw it not only in their performance as they celebrated different sounds and songs, but in person too. They were by far the COOLEST artists I've met this year. Dave Bayley, if you ever read this, please, let's hang out some more."
Tony Bruess, Director: "The 7th Annual Frost Music & Arts Festival exceeded our expectations. Student acts Sister Supply and Son Kuma highlighted the impressive musical talent on campus. Openers Ravyn Lenae and Monte Booker brought their A-game. As the sun set, headliner Glass Animals dazzled us all. Looking forward to next year, we are excited to bring Frost back to the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater."
By: Caroline Moon
Special thanks to George Sivulka for helping photograph the event.
Special thanks to SCN for event access