2019 Entertainment Application - Welcome
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 2019 Entertainment lineup at the 35th Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival.
This year's festival will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pittsburg Marina.
We are pleased to accept your entertainment application for the 35th Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival! Last year we had a great lineup of 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 may be some changes. The application is a vital part of the screening process of the over 200 requests received each year to perform at the Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival. Variety, quality and price have always been our criteria for selecting performers. 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 for hire. 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 Pittsburg Chamber and it's Annual Seafood & Music Festival is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to support the community projects, charitable groups and service organizations of Pittsburg. In 2018 over 2,180 volunteers from 40 local non-profit groups worked 20,000 volunteer hours to host the 35th Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival. From 1984 through 2018 the success of the annual festival has enabled the Chamber to award over $790,000 these groups. Please keep this in mind when quoting your fee, as we must consider prices when selecting entertainment.
The completed application package must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm PST, June 27, 2019. This will allow ample time for selection and scheduling. Again, make sure the application is complete so as not to delay the process. You will be notified via e-mail or phone call of our decision and your tentative scheduled date and time by July 18, 2019.
The Pittsburg Seafood & Music 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.
Entertainment for the Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival is for bands 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 by the due date of June 27th. Insurance from the Chamber’s broker will be available for $130.00. (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 1, 2019 in order to be considered next year’s Seafood & Music Festival.
The deadline for application is June 27, 2019. If you have not heard from us, we ask that you contact the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce for further information (925)-432-7301. 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 CD’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. All entertainers must supply their own instruments, as no entertainment backline is provided.
We anticipate another enjoyable, exciting and successful event, and encourage you to apply as part of our entertainment line-up at the 35th 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