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New Look For Saturday Spurs Pride Committee Calls For Entertainment Submissions

 The San Francisco Pride Committee is talent scouting for local performers to dazzle the cheering crowd at the Main Stage in front of City Hall.

 “We are looking for the tried and tested but also the new, the novel and the outrageous! This is our opportunity to showcase the crème-de-la-crème of our San Franciscan Queer Culture.”

 Said Pride Board President, Joshua Smith.

Bands, duos and solo artists from all genres are encouraged to submit their materials to the Pride office by March 28 this year in order to be considered.  The Saturday Celebration takes on a more distinct and separate identity this year with a Jazz and Blues focus.

 “Jazz and Blues is an integral part of LGBT culture and this move finally puts it center-stage where it belongs.”

 Said Pride Vice-President, Calvin Gipson.

 Entertainers selected will also be compensated fairly for their appearance in accordance with the Pride Committee’s new policy, put in place last year.

 Prospective stars should include a tape/video/cd, copies of any recent press, bio, gig list, discography, a recent photo and a SASE for the return of materials. Submissions should be mailed to: SF LGBT Pride Entertainment Submissions, PMB 421, 1230 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

 The committee will listen to the submissions mid-March and contact everyone by the end of that month with their decision. 

 Local performer, Mark Weigle, said:

“S.F. Pride have made themselves a progressive example by making it a priority to hire OUT GLBT performers for their stages. I've played twice now and have been treated really well. And of course, there is no Pride in the world that offers the opportunity to play for as many folks, from all over the world, as S.F. Pride.”


SF LGBT Pride 2002 takes place over the weekend of June 29/30. The event theme is Be Yourself, Change The World.

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For further information please contact Teddy Witherington at : (415) 864 0831