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

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

 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 February 11th,  March 11th & April 1st, 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!

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 included: 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, while the audience also had a vote in determining the winner!

New and returning judges this year will include Lou Plaia (ReverbNation), Jerry Lembo (Record Label Executive), Stephen Marcuccio (Record Label Executive), Guy Brogna (All Music Inc., Scatterbrain), Linda Ingrisano (Record Label Executive), Tara Eberle Drouin (Songwriter, Iridesense), Mark Ambrosino (Record Label Executive)

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.

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/