Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Valley Talent Showcase

What:  The Valley Talent Showcase          
When:  June 3 Friday 7:30pm
Where: Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St. Holyoke, MA

DescriptionSeventh edition of a monthly event produced by Mark Sherry that’s held on the first Friday of each month.  Five Bands or solo acts are selected from a wide variety of musical genres to compete for several hundred dollars of gift certificates and cash prizes from various  local sponsoring businesses. 

All the monthly winners will compete on September 9 for a headline gig at The Big E, $500 cash, and 20 hours free studio recording time at Northfire Studios in Amherst.  Celebrity judges each month include well known musicians, elected officials (mayors, State Senators and Representatives).

Suggested Donation $10 (or what you can afford)

Who’s Appearing: This months' contestants:

Wishbone Zoe (Westfield MA); Malado Music (Springfield MA); Avi Jacobs (Charleston SC/Northampton MA) ; Rebirth(Amherst MA); Reverend Dan and the Dirty Catechism(Western Mass).   
Rool Bunk(Northampton MA) will appear at 7:30 as a special Youth Division entrant

Last month;s winners "Esperanto" (Westfield MA) will open the show.

Guest Judges: Dr Elissa Brill Pashkin,  Chairperson Music Dept @HCC & Anne-Alise Pietruska, The Big E, Eastern States Exposition

Event Sponsors: Gateway City Arts, Eastern States Exposition -The BIG E, Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce , Salon 413, The Dam Café, Turn it Up, Brew Practitioners, 93.9 The River, Westfield Bank, Holyoke Liquor Mart, , Valley Quarterly, Capri Pizza, ATC Audio, Northfire Recording Studio

Contact Info:  Mark Sherry, Producer (413) 374-7671 marksherry@gatewaycityarts.com

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