Local High School and College Musicians Perform for Music Business Professionals and Great Prizes In Three Rounds: January 28th, February 11th, and March 11th
Great Neck, NY (October, 2016) — Having finished yet another astoundingly successful and entertaining year, the Gold Coast Arts Center is gearing up for for the Fifth Annual “Your Big Break” Showcase Series coming in 2017, and SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Taking place January 28th, February 11th and March 11th, the Gold Coast Acoustic Cafe and Love Revolution will once again search for the next big thing to come out of New York with help from some of their friends in the music industry right in the heart of Great Neck at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck NY!
There is an open call for submissions for all musicians age 15 to 25 that do not currently have a recording or publishing contract to submit for the showcase events; interested artists must perform with a band or solo with an acoustic guitar or sing to a backing music track. There is NO FEE to submit!
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Earlier this year, YBB crowned 19yr old singer-songwriter Matt Grabowski the winner, along with great performances by semifinals headliners Youth Be Told and Katie Zimmer, round 2 headliner Annika, as well as finalists SEE and Zofolk. Prizes include: the chance to open for national acts at major venues like The Emporium, recording time at IndiMusic Studios and Online TV streaming opportunities on IndiMusic TV, a feature at Reverbnation.com, a PR and social media campaign including management, booking and label services consultation with Rick Eberle Agency, musical equipment from All Music Inc., and more. Performers in the competition also had amazing opportunities to network with some of the best and brightest people in the music business including judges like Lou Plaia, Jerry Lembo, Stephen Marcuccio, Guy Brogna, Chris Pati, Linda Ingrisano, Tara Eberle Drouin, Mark Ambrosino,
Tito Batista and others, while the audience also had a vote in determining the winner!
Mentors assigned to the finalists also work to help them hone their craft before performing at the finals. 2017 mentors are still TBD – while last year’s were singer/songwriter Ryan Star, John Hampson of Nine Days, and songwriter/producer Ido Zmishlany.
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! Other 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.
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About the Gold Coast Arts Center:
The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our 1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, now in its 5th year. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.