The Coffee Music Project – NYC 2017

Deadline: Friday September 15, 2017


Applications: To apply, fill out the form below including links to two YouTube video performances and a promotional picture.


Please ensure that you are available from 17.30 – 23.00 on the following dates:


Preliminary rounds

Venue: Pianos NYC, 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

Dates: October 8, 9 and 10 2017


* All musicians will be required to write and perform an original song relating to ‘New York City’


The New York Coffee Festival

All finalists must be available to perform at The New York Coffee Festival 2017.

Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Dates: October 13, 14 and 15, 2017



Venue: Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

Date: October 17, 2017



  • All participants must be over 18 years old
  • All songs performed throughout the competition must be radio friendly and no longer than 4 minutes long
  • All successful applicants will be required to write and perform an original song relating to ‘New York City’ in all the live rounds including the finals
  • Maximum 4 band members
  • No drums (percussion only, i.e. Cajon), no guitar amps
  • All participants must be available for the dates listed above
  • All participants must be available for the dates of The London Coffee Festival (April 12-15, 2018) in order to be eligible for the first prize

To see examples of previous video submissions, please click here.


To find out more about the competition, including judging criteria and prizes, click here.


If you have any questions, please e-mail


Good luck!



Application Form

Contact Information
Please enter your contact details below. If you are multiple band members, please enter the details of the main point of contact.
Social Media Links
About You
Youtube Video Submission
Please submit links to 2 YouTube video performances for evaluation.
Upload Image
Please upload a promotional picture which will be used on the website and flyers if you are successful. If you are unable to upload an image here, please e-mail one to
Conditions and Availability