We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Kollaboration San Francisco and want to make sure that all of our readers in that area know that their show is taking place this weekend, Saturday the 8th! Acts like Monsters Calling Home and Jayne Rio are looking to take home the crown this year, and there will be guest performances from artists like Joseph Vincent and New Heights with Jeremy Passion serving as one of the judges. It’s going to be an incredible show, so buy your tickets here.
PS, we have a little gift for you… here’s a $5 promo code for the tickets! kollabfriends
SAN FRANCISCO, California (August 14, 2012) – Kollaboration San Francisco, the largest Asian
American Pacific Islander entertainment event in the Bay Area, returns on Saturday, September 8th.
Hosted by founder and former executive director of Kollaboration, Paul “PK” Kim, the talent showcase will
take place at the Zellerbach Auditorium in UC Berkeley.
This year’s diverse guest performer lineup includes both homegrown Bay Area favorites and rising
YouTube artists. Among the most anticipated are Seattle based band, New Heights, and acoustic singer-
songwriter, Joseph Vincent. They will be joined by comedian KT Tatara, hip-hop dance group VIP San
Jose, and the winner of last year’s Kollaboration San Francisco 2 competition, ANAK. Popular spoken
word artist, Michelle “Mush” Lee, will also debut a special opening performance for the showcase.
The eight competitors of Kollaboration San Francisco 3 include live bands — Soulfull, Outer Sunset and
Monsters Calling Home — and vocalists — Jayne Rio, Dustin Ako and Peter Chung. Team Loopkicks and
Crywolffs! Violin will challenge the status quo with their unconventional and innovative talents.
These aspiring artists are set to compete for a $1000 Grand Prize, a $500 Audience Choice Award
sponsored by Verizon, and the chance to open for Clara C and David Choi at their San Francisco show in
the Fall. The winner may also earn a spot at Kollaboration Los Angeles’ November show featuring other
winners from across the country.
Judging the talent competition is NBC Bay Area’s anchorwoman Janelle Wang, California
assemblywoman Fiona Ma, and hip-hop dancer and choreographer Ellen Kim.
The evening includes Kollaboration San Francisco’s highly anticipated Freestyle Dance and Vocal
Contest, where audience members will be invited to share their talents on stage.
Come join us for an evening of “Empowerment Through Entertainment.”
Kollaboration is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion of a strong Asian
Pacific Islander presence in entertainment and media industry. Started in Los Angeles in August of 2000,
Kollaboration has branched out to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Toronto, etc. Detailed
information about the organization and its events can be found on the Kollaboration SF Bay Area website at