California Music & Culture Association, a New Nightclub Coalition, LaunchesSFist
May 07, 2010
Last night, according to BCN (via SF Appeal) "a trade organization dedicated to serving the interests of nightclubs and other entertainment venues in San Francisco" kicked off their via a launch party. One of the association’s goals is to "fill a void in the media and political dialogue surrounding entertainment issues."
Their Board of Directors include Sean Manchester, owner of Wish and Mighty; Demetrius "Deech" Chapin-Rienzo, the Director of Operations of Vintage415 and owner of Mamacita, Umami, The Aventine, The Ambassador, and Double Dutch; Barry Synoground, General Manager of DNA Lounge; Terrance Alan, former Chairman of the San Francisco Late Night Coalition; Tim Benetti, co-founder of Bottom of the Hill; Guy Carson, former General Manager of Hotel Utah, and most recently the current General Managing Partner of Cafe DuNord/Swedish American Hall; and the beloved Deborah Jackman, General Manager of Mezzanine.
Manchester, the Board of Director’s President, said the "the group would be modeled after a similar organization, the New York Nightlife Association in New York City, as well as the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, a group that focuses on restaurants in San Francisco rather than nightclubs."
Learn more about the Music and Culture Association at cmacsf.org. Hopefully, they alone can force the bridge-and-tunnel ladies to start wearing coats from their cars to the clubs. (Really, the Shivering Whore Shuffle we see downtown on the weekends is just too much!)
See this article on SFist