Submissions Open for 6th 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
Your Big Break is hosted by the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Acoustic Café and Love Revolution Org. in association with Rick Eberle, PR.

Open to all musicians, ages 15 to 25, who do not currently have a recording or publishing contract and reside on Long Island or in the Tri-State area. Artists must perform with a band, solo with an acoustic guitar, or sing to a backing music track.

There is no fee to submit your act to this showcase and two ways to submit:

Email the following information to

One mp3 song 
One photo
A short bio

or submit at the Reverbnation Submission page: CLICK HERE 


Prizes to get you started on your musical journey 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
  • Feature on
  • Musical equipment from All Music Inc. and ZOOM North America
  • PR and social media campaign including management, booking and label services consultation with Rick Eberle Agency
  • Plus more to be announced!

The first knock out round is Saturday, February 3, 2018. The second knock out round is Saturday, March 10, 2018 and the finals are Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mentors are assigned to the finalists to help them hone their craft before performing at the finals.2018 mentors will be announced but past mentors included singer/songwriter Ryan Star, songwriter/producer Ido Zmishlany, American Idol’s Robbie Rosen, Dream Recording Studio’s Jason Melker, Sojourn Record’s Mark Ambosino, arranger/producer/songwriter/remixer and former VP of A&R at Atlantic Records Jimmy Bralower, singer/songwriter John Hampson of Nine Days, and songwriter/producer Donnie Klang of MTV’s “Making the Band”

Judges are major players in the music industry have including:’s Lou Plaia, All Music Inc.’s Guy Brogna, songwriter Tara Eberle Drouin and label executives Stephen Marcuccio, Jerry Lembo, Linda Ingrisano, Mark Ambrosino.

Each evening is capped with a special headlining performance. Past artists who have performed in the headline slots have included: Lem Payne, Jr., Iridesense, John Hampson of Nine Days, The Brady Brothers, and Sir Cadian Rhythm – all of whom are local musicians who have had major success in the industry, with hopes to further inspire the next generation of New York stars presented each year.

  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for general seating and the first act will perform starting at 8 p.m. each night.
  • Advanced Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets are $20 at the door upon availability.
  • Snacks are available for purchase.
  • The Gold Coast Arts Center is located at 113 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck.
  • For more information, call 516-829-2570