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The Port Washington Public Library and
the Gold Coast Arts Center are looking for the NEXT BIG THING!

‘The Next Big Thing!’ is a music competition produced by the Port Washington Public Library in conjunction with the Gold Coast Arts Center. The goal of the series of events is simple: to find the most talented young musicians and performers on Long Island, including Queens and Brooklyn.

 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 winner will be given an opportunity to perform live at one of Long Island’s premier music venues. They will also be featured in an editorial spread in Good Times Magazine, book studio recording time in a professional Long Island facility, and receive a live audio and video reel recorded with professional engineers during a feature performance at the Port Washington Public Library. Korg USA has also come on board as a partner providing additional prizes.

 The two preliminary and semi-final rounds 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
14th @7 pm – Port Washington Public Library

– Friday, April
21st @ 7 pm – Port Washington Public Library

– Friday, May 5th
@ 7 pm – Port Washington Public Library

– Saturday, May 13th @7 pm – Gold Coast
Arts Center

 To be considered for the talent show, submit a demo via email by Friday, March 31st. For the rules, guidelines, and information on how to enter, please visit the event’s webpage at