Friday, May 15 at 8 PM

38 Old Country Road, Garden City

Audience Choice! Prize money for first, second and third places

Talent Contest Rules & Regs

You be the judge! Audience chooses the best up-and-coming folk, folk/rock musicians in our Folk Music Contest. Five young finalists compete for prize money. Get in on the ground floor–vote for your favorites from a new generation of folk musicians.

Age requirement: 22 and younger only.
Cash awards: $100 first place, $75 second place, $50 third place.
Email sample mp3 with two songs for pre-judging to martys@ourtimescoffeehouse.org, enter CONTEST in the subect line. Please include contact info. Email by MAY 1. Contestant registration fee is $5 if chosen to perform; email notification by May 8.

  • Two songs for each act. Have a tie-breaker song just in case!
  • Performers can be single, duo or trio.
  • No drum kits, percussionist OK.
  • No amplifiers, acoustic instruments only.
  • Keyboard can be provided.
  • Piano, vocal mikes, direct boxes and pro sound provided.

Good luck!

Our Times Coffeehouse, staffed entirely with volunteers, has been presenting live music for 25 years. OTC is dedicated to supporting affordable folk music on Long Island, and over the years has hosted hundreds of outstanding performers in a warm, intimate setting. The Our Times Coffeehouse is a joint project of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHS) and the Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC), with the assistance of the Research and Education Project of Long Island (REP-LI).

Suggested Donations:
Adults: $15
Students (w/IDs): $10
Children under 12: $6 (very young children are free)
Tickets on sale at the door.
Sorry, no pre-sales are available.