San Francisco's "Godmother of Rock," Nadine Condon, has just announced the dates and expansion plans for the 2002 Nadine's Wild Weekend (NWW), set for August 22, 23 and 24. Co-sponsored by BMI, this year’s event will be co-produced by Motogirl Productions and K-Line Publicity, with early sponsors including SF Weekly and others to be announced shortly.
Now in its fourth year, NWW, the Bay Area’s biggest music event devoted to promoting unsigned talent, will expand its scope to include acts from all of Northern California, not just the Bay Area, and add "Nadine's Wild Night" preview shows. These multi-band showcases will take place in the late spring and early summer in Sacramento, San Jose, and Modesto in advance of the August main event. Bands that apply for the Wild Weekend will automatically be considered for these Wild Night shows.
Music submissions from regional bands residing from Monterey to Chico, Modesto to San Jose, Sacramento to Tahoe and all of the Bay Area are being accepted March 6 through June 15, 2002. To be considered for a spot during the August Weekend and for the Wild Night showcases, all bands must apply online at NadinesWildWeekend.com.
As a long-time supporter of local music, Nadine started these events because she wanted to "put the 'We' back in Weekend." Her philosophy supports musical inclusiveness, diversity, originality and inspiration. "I believe in regional activities and making a statement about hometown talent," said Condon. "We have lots of superstar bands in this area, who all started out the same way - playing in clubs to fans. This event has proven to be continually popular year after year and I think it is because it's a group effort, to present, highlight and showcase the best and most deserving music around."
As in previous years, NWW 2002 will showcase over 100 of the best of Northern California’s homegrown musical talent over four nights in various venues across San Francisco. Additionally, Nadine will pick a charity that will be the beneficiary from the CD sales of the NWW compilation CD. This charity will be announced in the near future.
Bands seeking showcase submissions must go to NadinesWildWeekend.com and go to the "apply" section where there are detailed instructions. For more information on band submissions, contact Jocelyn Kane at (415) 255-2155. For more information on Nadine’s Wild Weekend, interviews and all other media inquiries, contact Caroline Rustigian at (415) 332-3324.
About Nadine’s Wild Weekend
The first Nadine's Wild Weekend (NWW) was in 7 clubs with 70 bands over 2 1/2 days. The second NWW bumped up to 10 clubs with 100 bands over 3 days and included the opening night bash at the Fillmore starring Stroke 9, just as they were releasing their hit single, "Little Black Backpack." Last year the event featured 135 in 30 shows in 20 clubs over 4 days, and the closing show featured Jason Newsted's first post-Metallica project, EchoBrain.
About Nadine Condon
Nadine Condon started working in the Bay Area music industry in 1977. Over 20 years later, she continues to be instrumental in the success of some of today's hottest acts, yet remains committed to new and developing talent. Producing BMI showcases throughout the 90's, she showcased bands like Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind and Train before they were known. She has continued that legacy with Nadine’s Wild Weekend, her signature event. Besides serving as executive director of NWW, she is a band mentor and counselor, author and speaker.