2018 Community Entertainment Application - Welcome
Dear Community Entertainer,
Nothing says late summer like Pittsburg’s own Seafood & Music Festival, the two-day, outdoor extravaganza that draws thousands of visitors to Pittsburg every year. We cordially invite you to apply for booth space to display and sell your original artwork at the 34th Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival.
This year's festival will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pittsburg Marina.
We are pleased to accept your community entertainment application for the 34th Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival! Last year we had a great lineup of community entertainment. We will continue to maintain the quality and professionalism of past festivals, providing festival patrons with top-notch entertainment.
Please read through this entire application carefully as there are some changes. The application is a vital part of the screening process of the over 100 requests received each year to perform at the Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival Community Entertainment Area. As a reminder, the Pittsburg Seafood Festival gives equal opportunity to all performers who wish to enter the Festival. As part of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce’s hope to expand and diversify the festival each year, we cannot promise that returning performers will receive a spot. The festival’s entertainment committee will consider each group fairly. We stress the importance of submitting a complete package, including a completed application with as many of the items requested as possible. Please include a sample of your act; we need to be able to evaluate the quality to consider any group. If you are a new group for the Festival, it is very important to include a list of current engagements as the Entertainment Committee may come and audition new groups. All applications are considered on a year to year basis. There are no guarantees of repeat performances.
The completed application package must be submitted no later than 5:00pm PST, July 30, 2018. This will allow ample time for the selection and scheduling. Again, make sure the application is complete so as not to delay the process. You will be notified via e-mail of our decision by August 2018.
Please forward to us a demo DVD or mp4 of your group performing. Selections are made from these demos by the Seafood Entertainment Committee. Please note that we do not return any submitted media if sent by mail. Please feel free to contact the Chamber to ensure that we still have your information. Entertainment for the Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival is for community performance groups only. We ask that you sign a waiver of all liability while at the Festival. If you choose to forgo the waiver, we will require a certificate of insurance. Please submit your completed application, release & waiver and or certificate of insurance naming the Chamber of Commerce & City of Pittsburg as additionally insured along with a letter of endorsement and a completed W-9 Form. Insurance from the Chamber’s broker will be available for $125.00. (If you choose not to sign the waiver of liability and you don’t already carry your own insurance).
In the event of an emergency that keeps you from attending the festival you must let us know by August 10, 2018 in order to be considered next year’s Seafood & Music Festival.
The deadline for application is July 30, 2018. If you have not heard from us, we ask that you contact the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce for further information . Community performance slots are limited, entertainment slots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. No seniority privileges will be applicable.
If you wish to sell DVD's to festival patrons, you must be approved by the Pittsburg Seafood Festival Committee. In order to qualify you must be approved by the Seafood & Music Festival Committee and you must agree to follow all rules and guidelines. No other items like, but not limited to t-shirts, food or beverages, including water, are allowed to be given or sold. If you are found to be selling any of these items, you will be asked to leave the festival and will not be asked to participate again next year.
We anticipate another enjoyable, exciting and successful event, and encourage you to apply as part of our entetainment line-up at the 34th Annual Seafood & Music Festival. If you have any questions regarding the application form or application procedures, please call us at (925)-432-7301 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monica Couture, CEO
Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce