Kollaboration launches their 3rd annual acoustic talent event, scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA.
Kollaboration Acoustic 3 will take place on Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 7:30pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood as the third and final Kollaboration show to take place in Southern California this year. Following the main Kollaboration 9 show which boasts 6,000 sold-out seats at the Shrine Auditorium this past February and the recent success of Kollaboration Hip Hop and Laugh-Off at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Kollaboration is bringing its Acoustic 3 show back to the same location for another unique evening for music and inspiring new talents.
Acoustic 3 will bring to the arena musicians that perform their vocals with various non-electrical instruments such as percussions, string and woodwind instruments. As an annual talent competition, 10 musical acts were selected after a competitive round of auditions in front of Kollaboration judges. Similar to our past performers, many of this year’s performers have already garnered well established internet followings, while others are looking to Acoustic 3 to introduce their talents to a new fan base.
This year’s performers to compete for First Place and $1,000 include: Gabe Bondoc, Mike Isberto, AJ Rafael Band, Susanna Yoon, Afraid of Everest, Jinah Kim, Megan Lee, David Tran aka Applesauce, Yoori Park and Alfa Garcia. Thanks to Verizon Wireless, a live Verizon Wireless Audience Choice Award Winner will also receive $1,000 via text message voting from the audience in attendance that evening. In addition to the musical raw talent, Acoustic 3 will also present comedienne Monrok, a regular with a very loyal following at The Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv and the Ice House in Pasadena and comedian Jimmy Brogan, guest star of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Additional guest performers and guest judges will also be present.
Kollaboration Acoustic 3 will be another platform for the growing number of API (Asian Pacific Islander) artists and the greater API community to come together to celebrate under the summer stars in an intimate and friendly environment. Ford Amphitheatre, will seat 1,200 and is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068 off the 101 Hollywood Freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios. The grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site and box dinners for evening events may be ordered in advance. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink. The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request.
Tickets, priced at $25 and $12 for full-time students with ID and children 12 and under, are available at www.FordTheatres.org or 323 461-3673. Through the Ford’s early buyer incentive, adults who buy tickets on or before August 15 pay only $20.
On-site, stacked parking: $5 per vehicle for evening shows, $1 per vehicle for morning family shows FREE, non-stacked parking & FREE shuttle to the Ford (evenings only): Universal City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The Ford shuttle stops in the “kiss and ride” area and cycles every 15 to 20 minutes.
This event is part of the Ford Amphitheatre 2009 Summer Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations. For a complete season schedule, directions to the theater and parking information, log on to www.FordTheatres.org.