If you frequent our fair site, there’s a very good chance you’re already familiar with Kollaboration. It’s a staple of the Asian-American entertainment community and has had so much talent run through it’s stage, it’s immeasurable.
There are shows all over the nation, and hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch one near you, but I’m here to specifically spotlight the DC show – scheduled for September 28th. We’ve had the privilege of developing a great relationship with Kollaboration DC, and being partners with them, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind all DMV folks to come by GWU’s Lisner Auditorium on Saturday for what is ramping up to be a fantastic show.
And we’re extra excited because I, GT, have been invited to be a guest judge again. This year’s show features singer/songwriter acts exclusively, meaning it’s going to be a tight race with some tough competition. Plus there’s some awesome guest performances from the likes of Blush, Gowe, and more. Check out the promo video below, and find all the details after the break.
And get your tickets now, before they sell out! We can’t wait.
Behind the Scenes
The highly-anticipated 4th annual Kollaboration DC Talent Competition and Showcase, is taking place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20052).
Kollaboration DC 4 will present some of the most diverse emerging talents native to the Greater Washington DC/Metropolitan area and local Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community.
Nine competitors will face off on stage in front of the audience and a panel of celebrity judges for the chance to win the grand prize: $1,000 in prize money, and an opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Kollaboration Star in Los Angeles and compete against winning artists from Kollaborations all across the country for the chance to win $20,000 and the title of Kollaboration Star 2013 in California.
This year’s competitors are (in no particular order):
Lynsey Fadul (Vocalist),
Juan Sim (Opera Singer)
Dave Yoon (Singer),
Anna Mateo (Singer)
Kirstie Espiritu (Singer)
The Parlies (Acoustic Duo)
Jomin Mujar (Guitarist and Singer)
HOSTED BY THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES – Comedian JENNY YANG
The show will also feature special guest performances by:
Kollaboration DC Rising Star Award winner – Cara Kim
Kollaboration DC 2012 Winner, Spoken Word Artist – G Yamazawa Jr. and guest, Franny Choi
DMV’ B-Girl group – The Diamond Family aka KickRocks Crew & UpperClassMen
Kollaboration Seattle Rapper – Gowe (Gifted On West East) and
Our featured headliner – Pan-Asian pop group Blush
Our esteemed panel of Judges include:
Lumi Bustamante – Winner of Kollaboration DC 2011
Philip Lee – Lead Singer from Rooftop Pursuit
Mei Verba – Local Booking and Marketing Manager of Jammin Java
Andrew Scott Bell – Award Winning Composer and Vocal Coach
Gifted Thought – Founder of A-Tunes.Net (Asian American Music Site)
Daniel Prusarnukul – Artistic Associate and Casting Director for Arena Stage
Eric Han – CEO and Founder of ROA Entertainment (KPOP Events)
We will have some VIP Guests in Attendance – Announcements coming soon!!
Tickets, priced at $15 for General Admission or $35 for VIP (includes swag bag)
VIP TicketHolders will be allowed to a special Meet-N-Greet with our contestants and guest performers!!
If you wait til day of the show – TICKETS WILL BE $20 & $40 at the door!!!
All seats are 1st come 1st serve – BUY THEM EARLY!
We have SOLD OUT in the past!!!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE at http://tinyurl.com/kollaborationdc4