Third Thursday Call for Submissions


Press contacts:
City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development, Jen Glockner or Shiobbean Lemme 413-499-9348; cultural@pittsfieldch.com

Ninth Annual Festival Slated for May-October in Downtown Pittsfield

(PITTSFIELD, MA) The Office of Cultural Development is seeking submissions for performers during the 2015 3rd Thursdays in downtown Pittsfield. The 3rd Thursday outdoor street festival events run from May through October in downtown Pittsfield. The festival runs each third Thursday evening of each month from 5-8pm.

Entertainment for 3rd Thursday is booked in relation to the theme of the event, the availability of stage, performance space and audio compatibility. Submissions can include but are not limited to: music; dance; performance art; theatre; magic; poetry and anything that you think may compliment the stages for the individual themed evenings. For example, in June for Healthy Pittsfield, we are encouraging submissions from the health and fitness community, including live demonstrations.

2015 Themes Include:

  • May 21              Creative Youth
  • June 18             Healthy Pittsfield
  • July 16               #ArtsMatter
  • August 20         All The World’s a Stage
  • Sept 17             Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
  • October 15       Harvest Fest

All submissions and inquiries can be sent to Shiobbean Lemme at slemme@Pittsfieldch.com.

Submissions should be formatted as a single PDF document and should include:

  • Bio and artist statement
  • Title, description and duration of proposed piece(s)
  • Five jpeg images with corresponding image script
  • Link to website and online video
  • Resume/CV
  • Amount of fee (if applicable)

The deadline to submit entries will be on Saturday, February 28, 2015. All decisions will be finalized by March 31, 2015.

3rd Thursdays season sponsors include Berkshire Health Systems, Berkshire Gas, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Greylock Federal Credit Union, the Berkshire Eagle and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 3rd Thursdays is organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development. For more information on 3rd Thursdays please visit http://discoverpittsfield.com/3rdthursdays/, email slemme@pittsfieldch.com or call 413-499-9348. 3rd Thursdays are held rain or shine and there is plenty of free parking throughout downtown’s Upstreet Cultural District.


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