Events

Relive Kollaboration Chicago Showcase 2016

Breaking into the entertainment industry is not easy. Many factors play into “making it big” like knowing the right people, being better than the next guy and having the strength to keep swimming against the tide. For Asian Americans, it can be even harder with the abundance of media-driven stereotypes and lack of resources.

Kollaboration is an Asian and Pacific Islander (API) non-profit organization that hosts talent competitions and brings visibility to performers in mainstream entertainment and media. Kollaboration Chicago hosted Showcase 2016 on July 9th at the intimate Lincoln Hall. […]

Showcase 2015 – Special Guests

We all know that the showcase would not be possible without the staff and the support of our sponsors and fans. Along with six amazing finalists this year, we also have a great lineup of guest performers and judges who’ve helped pave the way for Asian Americans in the entertainment industry. They are inspiring individuals who not only believe in Kollaboration’s mission, they live it every day.  So let’s meet the special guest lineup for the 10th Annual Kollaboration Chicago Showcase!
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By |August 13th, 2015|Events, Guests Performers and Judges, Past Winners, Show Guests|

Open Mic Night at Mott St.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second Open Mic Night and Social Mixer! This event was held at Mott St., located in Wicker park. Due to the perfect weather, we were able to host the event at the outside bar and patio area! We want to give a special shout out to Mott St. for their hospitality and great food and drink specials. The crowd certainly took advantage of the great deals. All of the proceeds from the event will be going to M.U.S.I.C. Inc. Chicago, a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire musicians through its strong and sustainable music programs. […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Community, Events|

2015 Showcase Venue Revealed: Lincoln Hall

We’re back in the city and in grand fashion!
This August 15th, our 2015 Showcase will be held at Chicago’s iconic Lincoln Hall! What greater venue than one with a history of amazing talent? Lincoln Hall is home to a variety of inspiring performances each month, featuring established recording artists as well as emerging musicians. […]

By |April 28th, 2015|Events, History|

Auctioning for a Cause

A unique event to support music education
What’s a fun way to bring people together while raising money for charity? …Organize a date auction, of course!

That’s exactly what Kollaboration Chicago did on Saturday, March 21st in conjunction with Social Quarters’ fundraising mixer at Vora. […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Community, Events, Executive Board, MUSIC Inc., Press|

First Open Mic Night – A Success!

For those of you who came out, we hope you enjoyed our first Kollaboration Chicago event of 2015! On January 15th, we held our very first open mic night at Jerry’s, located in Wicker Park. Over 70 attended to support 18 very talented performers. The venue hit capacity with people fully engaged in the performances and simply having a great time. […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Events, Executive Board, Finalists|

Meet the Special Guest Lineup for the Kollaboration Chicago 2014 Showcase

We all know that the showcase would not be possible without the staff and the support of our sponsors and fans. Along with six amazing finalists this year, we also have a great lineup of performers, judges, MCs and DJs who’ve helped pave the way for Asians in the entertainment industry. They are inspiring individuals who not only believe in Kollaboration’s mission, they live it every day.  So let’s meet the special guest lineup for the Kollaboration Chicago 2014 Showcase!
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By |July 18th, 2014|Events, Guests Performers and Judges, In the Media|

Tips for a Great Audition

Hello Everyone! Daphne here~ Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful summer weather.

Last month we had another successful audition for our annual showcase event.  With lots of hopefuls eager to perform on stage, we had the difficult decision in choosing our six finalists (you can hear more about them later on). What was all common with these talented individuals was that they had to go through our deadly audition process with our executive board members. *dun dun dun duuuunn* […]

By |June 17th, 2014|Auditions, Events, Finalists|

Showcase 2013 Highlight Video

Check out some behind the scenes footage and other great moments at Kollaboration Chicago’s 2013 main event! […]

By |January 22nd, 2014|Events, Finalists|

Food Trucks, K-Pop, and the Kollaboration STAR Experience

Just over a week ago, eight members of the Kollaboration Chicago staff traveled to California to see Kollaboration STAR on November 16. The weekend was centered around a single show that brought together Kollaboration members from 13 cities across the continent. Although only six of the cities were able to send their winners to perform at Kollaboration STAR, there was an overwhelming turnout from all of the different Kollaboration regions. Regardless of whether each city’s own winner was able to perform, we were all gathered together to cheer on and support the finalists. […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Events|