• 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 musicians who make it through to the live shows will be required to write and perform an original song relating to ‘New York City’
  • Maximum 4 band members
  • No drums (percussion only, i.e. Cajon), no guitar/bass amps
  • All participants must be available for the dates of The London Coffee Festival, from April 12-15, 2018, in order to be eligible for the first prize

All participants must be available from 17.30 until 23:00 on the dates of the competition, listed below.


Preliminary rounds

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

Dates: October 8, 9 and 10 2017


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