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Call for Performers: 18th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival


Via Bakit Why: SAN FRANCISCO (July 7, 2011) - The Filipino American Arts Exposition is inviting talented up-and-coming artists to grace its stages and perform for an enormous crowd at its 18th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival.

Pistahan is proud to have presented numerous renowned and emerging talent including of the Black Eyed Peas, Cheryl Burke of Dancing with the Stars fame, and local favorites like the Likha Dance Ensemble.

Musicians, vocalists, martial artists, dance groups, spoken word artists, comedians, hosts/MCs and other entertainers are encouraged to apply.

The 18th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival will be held on Aug. 13-14 at the Yerba Buena Gardens.The free two-day event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is expected to draw over 60,000 people and will feature the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food. The festival features the return of the popular Adobo Cook-off and balut eating contests, delectable Filipino cuisine and desserts, and cultural exhibits.

For more information and updates about the festival:

Performer Submission Guidelines:

To apply, email a brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/facebook/myspace or other applicable online supplementary material to:

Pisthan Entertainment Committee at

Email subject line: Artists Submission/Pistahan 2011 - Artist Name

Deadline: Friday, July 15

For general information about the 18th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival, contact:

Genevieve Jopanda, Pistahan Festival Director (510) 825-9530

About the Pistahan Parade and Festival

The Pistahan Parade and Festival was founded in 1994 and has been consistently held in the oval gardens of the Yerba Buena Center. The Filipino American Arts Exposition, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that contributes to the artistic and cultural pride of the Filipino community, organizes the annual event.