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Submissions Open for Fourth Annual Your Big Break at Gold Coast Arts Center

Submissions Open for Fourth Annual Your Big Break at Gold Coast Arts Center

Local High School and College Musicians Perform for Music Business Professionals and Great Prizes


Great Neck, NY (December, 2015) — On four special nights: Saturday January 30th, Saturday Feb 6th, Saturday March 12th, and Saturday April 2nd 2016 please join  the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org as they once again search for the next big thing to come out of New York- with a little help from some of their friends in the music industry – as the Gold Coast Acoustic Cafe presents the Fourth Annual “Your Big Break” Showcase Series at The Gold Coast Arts Center, located at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck NY. Doors open at 7:30pm and the first act will perform starting at 8:00pm each night. Price is $10 for students and $15 for adults. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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!

Prizes and judges include: the chance to open for national acts at major venues like The Emporium and their manager Neil Rubenstein will be a judge, recording time at IndiMusic Studios and Online TV streaming opportunities on IndiMusic TV w/ Chris Pati (judge), a feature at Reverbnation.com from Lou Plaia (judge), a PR and social media campaign including management, booking and label services consultation with Rick Eberle Agency, musical equipment from All Music Inc and Guy Brogna (Judge) and ZOOM North America, and more TBA. All the things you need to get started on your musical journey. 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 as well!

For the second year in a row, there will also be mentors assigned to the finalists. The mentors will work with the artists to help them hone their craft before performing at the finals. This year’s mentors are TBD – last year’s mentors were New York based hit makers Ryan Star, John Hampson, Ido Zmishlany and Mark Ambrosino.

Past winners Youth Be Told, Katie Zimmer and Annika and finalists SEE and Zofolk have gone on to work with major producers managers and agents! This year’s headline artists are TBD. Past artists who have performed in our headline slots have included: Iridesense, John Hampson of Nine Days, The Brady Brothers, Sir Cadian Rhythm – all which are local musicians who have had some success in the business to hopefully further inspire the next generation of New York stars we are presenting here each year.

For more information or to submit your act to the showcase, send one MP3 song, one photo, and a short bio to GNACBIGBREAK@GMAIL.COM or please visit: http://goldcoastarts.org/yourbigbreak/

Gold Coast Arts Center is located at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021 (516) 829-2570

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.

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