Friday, July 22, 2016

The Valley Talent Showcase


What:  The Valley Talent Showcase

When:  August 6 Friday 8:00pm
Where: Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St. Holyoke, MA

Description:  Eighth edition of a monthly event produced by Mark Sherry that’s held on the first Friday of each month.  Five Bands and/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.  The band that wins headlines and opens the next month’s show.  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: Opel, No Eyed Dog, Claire Dacey, The Tinkers, and Humble Digs. Last months' winners "Malado" headline the show.

Guest Judge: Massachusetts State Representative Michael Finn

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, Holyoke Health Center, 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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