Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Valley Talent Showcase- 2015-2016 “Super Playoffs”

What: The Valley Talent Showcase- 2015-2016 “Super Playoffs”
When: Sept 9 Friday 8:00pm
Where: Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St. Holyoke, MA

Description: Culmination event for the2015-16 season of the monthly Valley Talent Showcases. 7 Previous Winners of the Monthly Valley Talent Showcases compete for The Grand Prize: A Headline Gig at the BIG E on Sat. Sept 24, $500 cash, and 20 hrs at Northfire Studios to Record Their Own CD. The Valley Talent Showcase is a monthly event produced by Mark Sherry that’s held on the first Friday of most every month. At each of the regular Showcases five Bands and/or solo acts are carefully 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.

Who’s Appearing--The Grand Prize Playoff Contestants: Malado, Sona, Esperanto, Mamma’s Marmalade, The Basement Cats, From the Woods, and Humble Digs
Opening The Show: Khalif Neville w/special guest Charles Neville

Guest Judges: Massachusetts State Rep Aaron Vega, Senator Stan Rosenberg, Mayor Will Reichelt, Mayor Alex Morse, Charles Neville (musician), Roger Salloom (musician), Elissa Brill Pashkin (Chair of Music Dept at HCC), Vic Rosario (musician), Dean Cycon (Dean’s Beans), Jay Metcalf (Northfire Studios), John Juliano, Anne-Alise Pietruska and Big E Staff

Admission: $10 ($5 for children 16 & under)

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 Liquor Mart, Valley Quarterly, Capri Pizza, Deans Beans, Provisions- Northampton, Northfire Recording Studio


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

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