Big APA Bash, Kollaboration Seattle, And A Little Verizon

Monday, April 25, 2011

I didn't have time to post up on the Kollaboration Atlantic Times Square event before I got the info (more acts TBD and I'll let you know when I know - seriously...this time I will) - but my goodness people - when you have events all the time because you're just doing that much APA goodness - well...I can only keep up with so much (but that's just an excuse for me being lazy).

I digress.

Kollaboration Seattle Entertainment to Highlight Verizon-Sponsored Event Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

(Seattle, WA) — Verizon Wireless is hosting the 2011 Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Bash in honor of Asian American leaders in the Puget Sound area. The event is a grand finale to APA Heritage Month and will feature Kollaboration Seattle musical artists: kings, New Heights, and Sam Shin.

This is the company’s third year hosting the APA Heritage Bash. Last year’s guests included local cultural leaders, professionals, representatives from entertainment and non-profit groups. The event is highlighted as a night of appreciation for APA contributions and accomplishments. This year, industry leaders will be recognized in the following award categories: The Advocate, The Innovator and The Motivator of the year.

“Asian American presence is on the rise, even in the Mainstream,” said Amir Sadeghi, Manager of Multicultural Marketing Programs for the Pacific Northwest Region at Verizon Wireless. “There’s positive change happening every year, and Verizon Wireless wants to be there to reflect, celebrate and spotlight rising talent in our community.”

The 2011 APA Heritage Bash has partnered with Kollaboration Seattle, a non-profit organization committed to promoting APA presence in mainstream entertainment and media. Founded in 2000 in Los Angeles, nine chapters have formed throughout the United States and Canada. Kollaboration Seattle is sending the top finalists from their October 2010 show to perform at the APA Heritage Bash.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hard Rock Café Seattle
116 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Doors open at 8:00pm

$12 pre-sale, $20 at the door

The event is for 21 years and up. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at the Hard Rock Café Rock Shop. Verizon Wireless will be distributing special prizes and giveaways throughout the evening.

For more information about Verizon events in Seattle, visit For more information about Kollaboration Seattle, visit