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Gold Coast Arts Center’s 4th Annual “Your Big Break” Final Round Set For Saturday, April 2nd

Gold Coast Arts Center’s 4th Annual “Your Big Break” Final Round Set For Saturday, April 2nd

With Incredible Performances in the Semifinals, 3 Artists/Bands Remain with Mentors Stepping in to Help them Hone their Craft

Great Neck, NY (March, 2016) —  With the Semifinals now out of the way, the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org’s search for the next big music star is getting closer to its culmination as the 4th Annual  “Your Big Break” contest heads into its FINAL ROUND! Bringing some of the best New York talent to the forefront, the rousing performances March 12th narrowed down just three remaining performers/groups: Matt Grabowski, Jaclyn Manfredi, and the Frankel Sisters! Now, as they get ready to bring all their hard work to fruition for the conclusion of this year’s competition, they’ll be joined by returning mentors- singer/songwriter Ryan Star and John Hampson of Nine Days, along with songwriter/producer Ido Zmishlany and a Headlining performance by past finalists Zofolk on Saturday, April 2nd!


While all of the semifinalists brought their extraordinary talents to the stage earlier this month, including Taylor Hogan, The Days Beneath Us, and Zero Gas- the judges (who include Neil Rubenstein, the manager of The Emporium music venue in Patchogue, Chris Pati of IndiMusic TV, Lou Plaia from Reverbnation.com, Guy Brogna from All Music Inc., and Jerry Lembo– a music industry consultant who has worked with Grammy Award-Winning entertainers) ultimately made their final eliminations to the latter half.



Now, with 3 artists/bands remaining, mentors Star (paired with Jaclyn Manfredi), Hampson (paired with the Frankel Sisters), and Zmishlany (paired with Matt Grabowski) will use their experience as chart-topping singer/songwriters and producers to help each of their mentees use all the tools necessary to craft a well-rounded, quality final performance! Only ONE, however, will receive the ultimate privilege of being crowned the “Next big thing” to come out of New York, along with a ton of great prizes.


This year’s prizes include the chance to open up for a national act at The Emporium, recording time at IndiMusic Studios, a feature on Reverbnation.com, musical equipment from All Music Inc. and ZOOM North America, PR and social media campaigns from Rick Eberle Agency, and more to be announced. Come down to the show and network with some of the best and brightest people in the music business because–along with the judges–the audience have a vote in determining this year’s winner!

There is another new twist this year as well- each artist will perform one song written by Glenn Frey of The Eagles and one song by David Bowie in honor of the two Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers who recently passed.


The Arts Center is transformed into the GOLD COAST ACOUSTIC CAFÉ once a month, a music venue that showcases local up-and-coming talent as well as established music acts. With its black box theater performance space and a lounge in the art gallery, the GOLD COAST ACOUSTIC CAFÉ is one of the few small music venues around which makes for a special and intimate atmosphere for artists and audience alike, especially during YOUR BIG BREAK- a competition whose past winners include semifinals headliners Youth Be Told and Katie Zimmer, round 2 headliner Annika, as well as finalists SEE and Zofolk who have gone on to work with major producers, managers and agents! Past artists who have performed in the headline slots have included: Iridesense, John Hampson of Nine Days, The Brady Brothers, and Sir Cadian Rhythm – all of whom are local musicians who’ve had major success in the industry, with hopes to further inspire the next generation of New York stars presented each year.

So get ready, as the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org’s 4th Annual “Your Big Break” Finals bring an immense amount of talent once again to the Gold Coast Acoustic Cafe, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY, on Saturday, April 2nd!

Doors open 7:30pm; Show starts 8:00pm

TICKETS: $10 students/$15 adults


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