“The Next Big Thing!” is a music competition produced by the Port Washington Public Library and the Gold Coast Arts Center. The goal of the series of events is simple: to find the most talented young musicians and performers ages 15–30 from our region.
A group of high-level professionals working in diverse areas within the music industry will determine the winner from the pre-selected participants who will perform live in a series of shows. The two preliminary and the semifinal round of performances will be held at the Port Washington Library. The final round of the competition will be held at the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck.
The Dates and times are as follows:
– Friday, April 14 at 7 pm – Port Washington Public Library
– Friday, April 21 at 7 pm – Port Washington Public Library
– Friday, May 5 at 7 pm – Port Washington Public Library
– Saturday, May 13 at 7 pm – Gold Coast Arts Center
The winner will be given an opportunity to perform live at one of Long Island’s premier music venues. They will also feature in an editorial spread in Good Times Magazine, be provided with studio recording time in a professional Long Island facility, and will receive a live audio and video reel recorded with professional engineers during a feature performance at the Port Washington Public Library… and more! Korg USA has also come on board as a partner providing additional prizes.
All contestant submissions are due by Friday, March 31.
Confirmed judges include: Richard Branciforte, publisher of Good Times Magazine; Great South Bay Music Festival producer Jim Faith of James Faith Entertainment; acclaimed musician & songwriter John Ford from the legendary Strawbs; Zebra frontman Randy Jackson; winner of the 2019 Gold Coast Arts Center’s “Your Big Break” competition, pop-country recording artist Arizona Lindsey; and Alan Wolmark, president of CEC Management. More judges are to be announced!
For the rules, guidelines, and information on how to enter the competition, visit the event’s webpage at pwpl.org/nextbigthing