Auditions For High School Talent


On three special nights: Saturday January 31st, Saturday March 21st, and Saturday April 18th 2015 please join Love Revolution Org and the Gold Coast Arts Center as they once again search for the next big thing to come off Long Island – with a little help from some of their friends in the music industry – as the Gold Coast Acoustic Cafe presents the Third Annual “Big Break” Showcase Series at The Gold Coast Arts Center, located at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck NY. Doors open at 730pm and the first act will perform starting at 8pm each night. Price is $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Starting December 15, 2014, 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. Visit the website NOW at or send one mp3 song, one photo and a short bio to GNACBIGBREAK@GMAIL.COM to submit for FREE. Deadline is January 10, 2015 at 11:59PM.

There is a new twist this year as there will also be mentors assigned to the finalists once they have been chosen after the second semi final. The mentors will work with the artists to help them hone their craft before performing at the finals. Mentors are Long Island based hit makers Ryan Star (Top 10 Single “Stay a While”, TV on Rockstar Supernova), John Hampson (Nine Days top 5 hit “Story of A Girl”), Ido Zmishlany (current hit for Shawn Mendes “Life of the Party”) and Steve Thompson (producer for John Lennon, Guns N Roses, Madonna, 2014 LIMHOF inductee).

Prizes and judges include: the chance to open for national acts at major venues like The Space at Westbury/Bruce Michael (judge), recording time at The Loft Sound Studio w/Donnie Klang (judge) and Matthew LaPorte (judge), feature at Plaia (judge), Online TV streaming opportunities on IndiMusic TV w/ Chris Pati (judge), musical equipment from All Music Inc and Guy Brogna (Judge), mentoring at Five Towns College with Linda Ingrisano (Judge), plus a photo shoot by Image Photographers and Neil Tandy, a video shoot with Kevin Wood Media, a publicity and promotion campaign with Rick Eberle Public Relations, radio appearances on WCWP and WUSB, 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.


For more information or to submit your act to the showcase, please visit or send one mp3 song, one photo and a short bio to GNACBIGBREAK@GMAIL.COM

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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