January 22, 2009


SF Pride Now Accepting Main Stage Entertainment Submissions
Performers are Invited to Submit Press Kits for Consideration

San Francisco, CA – 22 January 2009 – The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFLGBTPCC) is currently accepting submissions from musicians, performers, and other artists interested in performing on the annual Pride Celebration's Main Stage.

This is an opportunity for performers to showcase their talents and perform in front of hundreds of thousands of event goers at the nation's largest annual LGBT gathering.

The deadline for submitting materials is March 6, 2009 by 5:00 p.m. The San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee will not be able to accept materials submitted after the deadline. 

This year, San Francisco Pride is asking interested artists and performers to submit the following:

  • Contact information, including address, phone, and email
  • Recent press coverage along with photos and discography
  • A description of the type of music the artist performs and about the artist's style and stage presence
  • A description of the artist's largest audience at a performance and the artist's experience performing at outdoor venues
  • A blurb describing how the artist, the artist's music, and the artist's performance are relevant to Pride and its mission and purpose
  • A music CD of recent material; a DVD of a prior performance is highly encouraged
  • Links to music and performances on the artist's web site are helpful and appreciated but are not a substitute for sending a CD and/or DVD

Completed submissions can be sent to:

San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee
ATTN: Main Stage Entertainment
1800 Market Street
PMB #5

San Francisco, California  94102

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Entertainment Committee will contact performers after the selection process has been completed during the month of April. All questions can be directed to Pride at entertain [at] sfpride.org.

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About San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFLGBTPCC):
The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (
SFPride.org) is a non-profit membership organization founded to produce the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade. With its office located at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, SFLGBTPCC is dedicated to education, commemoration of LGBT heritage and celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. A world leader in the Pride movement, SFLGBTPCC is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SFLGBTPCC has granted over $1.4 million dollars from proceeds of the Pride Celebration and Parade to local non-profit LGBT organizations and those organizations serving the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer communities.

About the 2009 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade:
This year marks the 39th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. This year's theme is "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…," and the event will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2009. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. For more information please visit our website at
SFPride.org.

 

For Further Information Please Contact:

Brendan Behan
Deputy Executive Director
1800 Market Street, PMB #5
San Francisco, CA  94102
Cell (619) 347-3714
Phone (415) 864-0831 ext.102   Fax (415) 864-5889
media [at] sfpride.org