Uniqueness and Quality of Creative Concepts
Beverage and Menu Creativity
Value Delivered for Patron Experience
A popular vote will be held for the public in the categories of:
Best Happy Hour
Best Irish Bar
Best Neighborhood Bar
Best Sports Bar
Most Notable Drag Queen and
Best Gay Bar
These categories can be voted on between Dec 10, 2013 and Jan 23, 2013. The winner in each category will be awarded a trophy the night of the show.
Bottom of the Hill
Play Room – Zetta
Tonga Room – Fairmont
Chambers – Phoenix Hotel
Burrit Room – Mystic Hotel
Clock Bar – Westin St. Francis
Bluxome Street Winery
Jocelyn Kane is Executive Director of San Francisco’s Entertainment Commission, which is charged with ensuring the health and vitality of indoor and outdoor entertainment venues in the City.
In all her volunteer work, Jocelyn’s agenda is to make the lives of Bay Area’s working musicians healthier, easier, and cheaper. To that end, she is working to ensure health care is provided for all musicians living in San Francisco, open up a “welcome center” for newcomer musicians, and create exposure opportunities for musicians. Jocelyn currently serves on the boards of Bread & Roses, Site and Sound, The Root, and on the Advisory Boards for The Bay Bridged.
Jocelyn is also the founder of Motogirl Productions, an SF-based artist development company. Motogirl Productions works with large and small artists in various genres, to help them understand the “business” of music and how to reach individual goals effectively in one of the toughest industries around. Motogirl Productions co-produced Nadine’s Wild Weekend, a rock festival, was the talent buyer for a rock club in the Mission District of San Francisco, and booked & produced much larger events at music venues around the Bay Area
Audrey Joseph is an event and entertainment producer and a Commissioner for the San Francisco Entertainment Commission. She says she strives to produce events that inspire and entertain and are rooted in popular culture. Among her fondest achievements is the production of SF Pride Main Stage each year. Audrey was the owner of Townsend, a San Francisco iconic mega club and the home of Universe and Pleasuredome creating the San Francisco Sound of Dance Music.
In addition to Site and Sound, Audrey volunteers for Rocket Dog Rescue which answers the call to save lives and provide happy forever homes and Rainbow World Fund an international aid charity.
For Audrey music is the heartbeat of society.
Negar Siadatnejad is an independent event coordinator and planner specializing in larger events and festivals. Her work includes fashion shows, art exhibitions and SF Pride celebration. With a background in interior design Negar seeks to create each event with an eye toward beauty, comfort and fun.
Her desire to recognize excellence in creative content was the driving factor in her decision to volunteer for Site and Sound and The Nitey Awards.
Mark Rennie is an entertainment attorney whose practice is primarily in San Francisco. A graduate of Hastings, Mark spent time in the SF Clubs and eventually became part owner of CW Saloon, Billboard Cafe and The Stud. He has advocated for nightlife and first amendment rights his entire career. He is currently representing a number of non-profit arts organization.
Mark joined the board of Site and Sound because he recognized the need to support music and the arts and those endeavoring to create its content and earn a living from that content.
Kevin Casey is a San Francisco-based Digital Media Producer, Audio Engineer/Producer, Musician, Vocalist, and published songwriter. He has had more than a dozen songs licensed for network TV & Film. Live performance credits include hundreds of shows with the band RubberSideDown (2001-present) and also tour dates as lead singer for Ronnie Montrose Band (2011).
Jon Morris has been involved in the entertainment and event industry for most of his life. He started on the road as an audio engineer and tour manager, then began managing artists. In the late 90′s, he was the general manager and audio technician for Club Townsend in San Francisco. Since then he has continued working in the event industry and is now a production manager for San Francisco based DaVinci Fusion.