HOLIDAYFEST

A COLLABORATIVE CELEBRATION OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

HOLIDAYFEST 2013 WAS THE SF ARTS COLLECTIVE INAUGURAL SEASONAL FESTIVAL HELD AT REKNOWNED SAN FRANCISCO LANDMARK, PALACE OF THE FINE ARTS. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SF LIGHTHOUSE, ALL TICKET SALES AND DONATION PROCEEDS WERE RAISED TOWARD 'THE WELL' A SAN FRANCISCO BASED PROGRAM UNDER THE NON-PROFIT: BECAUSE JUSTICE MATTERS, ORG.

 

COLUMBIA RECORDS PERFORMING ARTIST: GOAPELE, HAD AN IMMEDIATE HEART FOR THE VALUES BEHIND SF ARTS COLLETIVE AND SIGNED ON IMMEDIATELY. BORN AND RAISED IN THE BAY AREA, SHE HAS A DEEP LOYALTY TO THE REGION'S RISING GENERATION, THEIR VARIOUS FORMS OF POSITIVE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND THE CONTINUED EVOLUTION OF ARTISTIC PLATFORMS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY.

 

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCES WERE SHOWCASED BY WELL-KNOWN BAY AREA UNDERGROUND ARTISTS, ALL WITH A PASSION FOR THE ARTS AND A DEEP RESOLVE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON'S FESTIVITIES.

 

WITH A 10+ STRONG PRODUCTION TEAM, 20+ VOLUNTEERS, 10+ CORPORATE PARTNERS/SPONSORS AND YOUR SUPPORT, HOLIDAYFEST WAS A PLEASURE TO BRING TO THE BAY.

 

 

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Columbia Records Performing Artist & Singer/Songwriter Goapele [Gwa-pu-lay] broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the “neo-soul” tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back.

 

Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry.

 

While Rolling Stone magazine once called Goapele the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo,” her searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. After taking off six years from recording, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophisticated songs dealing with love, loss and all the life in between.

 

Recorded mostly at Zoo Studios in Oakland, her album: Break of Dawn, digs deep while honestly revealing the many layers of experience that defines Goapele, from the birth of her daughter to the death of her father as well as a close friend.

 

HolidayFest 2013 gave Goapele the opportunity to meld some of her most popular hits with well-known Holiday songs. As always, her performance was a showstopper.

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//TEAM

 

BOX OFFICE: OSCAR PLATERO JR // RYE // GABBY

VIP HOSPITALITY: HENRY VARGAS

LOBBY HOSPITALITY: GIGI GRUEL // CAT NG

TICKET HOSPITALITY: WOODY & JESSICA MILLER

GUEST HOSPITALITY: JONATHAN // CYN // JONATHAN 

CYNTHIA // VIVIAN // NICHOLAS // ZACK // EDWIN

ARTIST HOSPITALITY: ANGELICA // CHARISSE STEWART // JAMES LEE

TEAM HOSPITALITY: DOROTHY BAIR

SETUP & TAKEDOWN: ALEX // RYAN // JONATHAN

JAMES // ROBERT // NICHOLAS

 

 

 

 

//PRODUCTION & ANCILLARY

 

VENUE: PALACE OF THE FINE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: AMANDA // KIKI // TSHAKIE

PRODUCERS: NASH [LUNDQUIST] QUEST // MYRIAH JOHNSON

STAGE MANAGERS: THADDEUS LEE // MERCY MACHARIA

TECHNICAL DRECTOR: ARIEL DOWGALUK

MEDIA: LARRY WONG // JEANNIE HO // EMILY SUE

ARTIST HOSPITALITY: JAMES LEE // PIWAI // JASMINE

ACCOMMODATION: LE MERIDIEN HOTELS

SECURITY: ALJAY BOYD SECURITY

MAKEUP/STYLING: SASHA @ HAUTE FASHION 

DONOR ORG. MEDIA PRODUCTION: SEBASTIEN AUSTIN

VENUE: KEVIN [KT] TAYLOR @ PALACE OF THE FINE ARTS

CLEANUP: RECOLOGY

 

 

//SUPPORTING PERFORMANCES BY

 

 

PETER CHUNG

 

AISEA TAIMANI

 

LAUREN HULBERT

 

LIGHTHOUSE

 

CHEZA NAMI

 

KIMO & THE POLYNESIAN KID DANCERS

 

DJ NORRIS LEE

 

NASH LUNDQUIST & JEFFREY GARNER

 

ROBERT DOERR

 

 

 

SAN

FRANCISCO

LIGHTHOUSE

//DONOR ORGANIZATION

A HUGE THANKYOU TO 'THE WELL', A PROGRAM BY BECAUSE JUSTICE MATTERS ORG. AND ITS DIRECTOR: LINDSEY NELSON.

 

BECAUSE OF THEIR WORK, THE DISADVANTAGED WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE TENDERLOIN NEIGHBORHOOD OF SAN FRANCISCO HAVE A PLACE TO CALL HOME, RECEIVE COMFORT AND CONNECT WITH A LOVING COMMUNITY.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING 'THE WELL', PLEASE VISIT BECAUSEJUSTICEMATTERS.ORG OR WATCH AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM HERE.