Gold Coast Arts Center’s 4th Annual “Your Big Break” Competition Gearing Up For First Two Rounds Saturday, January 30th and Saturday, February 6th

Long Island’s Own Gnarly Karma and Annika Set to Headline in the Search For Long Island’s Next Big Musical Act

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Great Neck, NY (January, 2016) —  On Saturday January 30th and Saturday Feb 6th, THE SEARCH IS ON for the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org as they once again look for the next big thing to come out of New York! With a little help from some of their friends in the music industry including: The Emporium’s Neil Rubenstein,’s Lou Plaia, IndiMusic TV’s Chris Pati, All Music Inc.’s Guy Brogna, and Major Label Veteran Jerry Lembo, the Arts Center will round out both nights of the competition with Headlining performances by Gnarly Karma and Annika 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.

Once a month, the Gold Coast Arts Center becomes the GOLD COAST ACOUSTIC CAFÉ, 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 complete with a cash bar and refreshments, 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- a competition whose past winners include Youth Be Told, Katie Zimmer and one of this year’s headliners Annika, as well as finalists SEE and Zofolk who have gone on to work with major producers, managers and agents! 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 have had some success in the business to further inspire the next generation of New York stars presented each year. And now with Gnarly Karma and Annika joining the ranks, they’re sure to add their own abundance of skills and experience to this year’s search!



DOORS AT 7:30pm

8:00pm-8:10pm TAYLOR HOGAN


8:40pm-8:50pm JAMIE FOX

9:00pm-9:10pm MICHELLE ROSNACK

9:10pm-9:20pm   INTERMISSION

9:20pm-9:30pm CAUTIONARY

9:40pm-9:50pm ANNABELLE

10:00pm-10:10pm JACLYN MANFREDI

10:20pm-10:30pm FRANKEL SISTERS




DOORS AT 7:30pm

8:00pm-8:10pm NOT AFRAID OF GHOSTS

8:20pm-8:30pm AMANDA JAYNE

8:40pm-8:50pm TRISH TORRALES

900pm-9:10pm KATE MILLS

9:10pm-9:20pm   INTERMISSION

9:20pm-9:30pm ONE ONE SEVEN

9:40pm-9:50pm DAYS BENEATH US

10:00pm-10:10pm ANDREW JAUS

10:20pm-10:30pm MATT GRABOWSKI

10:30pm-10:45pm HEADLINER: ANNIKA

Prizes and judges include: the chance to open for national acts at major venues like The Emporium and their manager Neil Rubenstein (Judge), recording time at IndiMusic Studios and Online TV streaming opportunities on IndiMusic TV w/ Chris Pati (Judge), a feature at from Lou Plaia (Judge), a PR and social media campaign including management, booking and label services consultation with Rick Eberle Agency, and musical equipment from All Music Inc and Guy Brogna (Judge) and ZOOM North America. All the things contestants will need to get started on their 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. Last year’s mentors were New York based hit makers Ryan Star, John Hampson, Ido Zmishlany and Mark Ambrosino!

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the search, as the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org. present the first two nights of the 4th Annual “Your Big Break” competition with Gnarly Karma and Annika Headlining Saturday, January 30th and Saturday, February 6th at the Gold Coast Acoustic Cafe, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021!


Doors open 7:30pm; Show starts 8:00pm

TICKETS: $10 students/$15 adults

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: RickEberle [AT]

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