Due to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 health crisis, the annual ACL Performers’ Showcase will look a little different in 2021. Although we can’t gather as a community to enjoy the showcase, ACL still hopes to provide this valuable resource as libraries look ahead to plan virtual events throughout the year. The 2021 Virtual Performers’ Showcase Database is available to all and will be updated as performer information is received.
Performers offering virtual events to Northern California libraries can apply online to be included in ACL’s 2021 Virtual Library Performers database.
The annual ACL Performers’ Showcase offers the opportunity to meet and evaluate a variety of children’s performers active in the Bay Area. The 33rd Performers’ Showcase was held February 1, 2020 at the Fremont Main Library.
In 2021 ACL will not host an in-person event due to the COVID-19 health crisis and will instead maintain a database of available virtual performers. We look forward to seeing you all in person again in 2022.
Performers are eligible to appear in the Showcase if they have not participated in the last 3 years. This gives a larger number of performers a chance to participate in the Showcase, and it gives our audience a different group of performers to enjoy every year. If you last performed in 2017 or 2018, you will be eligible to appear again in the Showcase in 2022.
Please check back for upcoming information on the 2022 Performers’ Showcase. Updates will be added when we can safely plan to gather again. Performers who may be interested in participating in the 2022 Performers’ Showcase can review the 2020 Showcase FAQ for more information, including criteria for selection, logistics, and timetables.
Previous years Performers’ Showcases:
2020 – Performer List
2019 – Performer List
2018 – Performer List
2017 – Performer List
2016 – Performer List
2015 – Performer List
2014 – Performer List
2013 – Performer List
2012 – Performer List
2011 – Performer List
2010 – Performer List