Dec 29, 2010

Got Talent? Save the date: May 6th


A Call For Performers For Season Two of


City’s Best Emerging Talent To Compete for a Grand Prize of
A Featured Concert in The Greene Space and
An Opening Act Performance at City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage

Emceed by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight

(New York, NY) – Last year, 45 musical acts from across New York City went head-to-head in the BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS.

The Greene Space, WNYC and WQXR’s innovative multiplatform downtown studio and performance space, along with partner City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage, is once again searching for Gotham’s finest emerging artists to enter for a shot at the Grand Prize: a featured concert in The Greene Space and an opening act gig at SummerStage 2011. 

“Last year’s entries reflected the high caliber of untapped talent in every corner of New York City,” said Terrance McKnight, the award-winning host on Classical 105.9 WQXR and Battle of the Boroughs emcee. “The artistry spanned not only across geography, but musical genres as well. For Season Two we’re looking to once again explore the huge reservoir of diverse, undiscovered artists in this city.”

GOT TALENT? The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR is looking for the best up-and-coming performers in New York City to take part in Season Two of Battle of the Boroughs in. Last year, 45 acts from across the five boroughs performed in The Greene Space and were webcast live to the world.

BE HEARD! The Greene Space's Battle of the Boroughs is open to submissions from bands, ensembles, instrumentalists, vocalists, DJs and spoken word artists. All genres are welcome! A line-up of several acts from each borough will be selected to perform at The Greene Space, culminating in a final round with winners from each borough. The ultimate winner will receive a featured concert in The Greene Space – performing in front of a live studio audience as well as audiences worldwide via a live video webcast – and an opening act slot at a SummerStage concert in 2011!

SIGN UP! You can sign up and submit a sample of the work you would like to perform at: All entries must be received no later than December 31, 2010 at 11:59pm.

The BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS dates are on the following Friday nights:

February 4:     Brooklyn
March 4:         Queens
April 1:            The Bronx
May 6:             Staten Island
June 3:            Manhattan
June 17:                      The Ultimate Battle: Winners from Each Borough Compete for the Grand Prize
Summer 2010:            Winner’s featured concert in The Greene Space and opening act at City Park Foundation’s SummerStage concert.

City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Our programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more information about CPF, please visit:

New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, WQXR, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as, and  As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hourclassical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC produces content for live, radio and web audiences fromThe Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio,

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