Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Detroit's Next Big Shot: Unleash Your Talent and Shine!


Are you an aspiring artist, performer, or entertainer looking to make your mark on the vibrant city of Detroit? Do you dream of standing in the spotlight, captivating audiences, and claiming the title of "Detroit's Big Shot"? Well, your moment has arrived! This fall, Detroit's Big Shot embarks on an exhilarating journey to discover the city's next breakthrough talent. From musicians to magicians, dancers to comics, all are welcome to showcase their skills in front of our esteemed panel of local celebrity judges. Get ready to leave a lasting impression, hosted by none other than the hilarious comedian Tam White!

Detroit's Next Big Shot is not just another talent show; it's an opportunity to make your dreams come true. With multiple rounds of competition, each step brings you closer to greatness. The event takes place at the renowned Planet Ant's Ant Hall, located at 2320 Caniff St. in Hamtramck. 

As if the chance to become Detroit's next sensation wasn't enticing enough, they have an array of fantastic prizes that will take your career to new heights.

Take a look at what awaits the winners:

  • AED Logo: Two hours of consulting with an audio engineer or two hours of studio recording time.
  • Batch Brewing: A limited-edition beer from Batch Brewing Company named in your honor.
  • Boswell Studios: Headshots from Boswell Studio.
  • Brain Candy: A performance slot at the monthly Brain Candy showcase at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn.
  • Catalyst Media Factory: Two hours of public relations consulting.
  • Detroit History Club: A performance opportunity at the Detroit History Club's event, plus a Detroit History Club prize pack featuring a $150 gift certificate, a t-shirt, a hoodie, and a tote bag.
  • Detroit Repertory Theatre: Gold Membership Subscription to the Detroit Repertory Theatre.
  • Detroit Writing Room: 2 hours of writing consulting for bios, electronic press kits, website copy, liner notes, etc.
  • One Night Stans Logo: Promotional video for the winner shown before comedy shows at One Night Stan's comedy club.
  • Planet Ant: A performance opportunity on the Ant Hall stage and one free class in the Planet Ant Training Center.
  • Signal Return: 100 (10 in x 12 in) two-color, text-based, letterpress printed posters from Signal Return.
  • Valentine Distilling: A limited edition cocktail named in your honor at Valentine Distilling Company in Ferndale.
  • Community Marketing Revolution: "How to Host Virtual Events" Masterclass from Community Marketing Revolution.

Your extraordinary talent will be judged by some of Detroit's most influential and respected figures in the arts and entertainment industry. 

Their expertise and insight will undoubtedly help shape the next big star. 

Here are the esteemed judges for 2023:

  • Bill Bushart - Comedian/Promoter
  • Piper Carter - Founder, We Found Hip Hop
  • Ann Delisi - Host of Ann Delisi's Essential Music, 101.9 WDET
  • Anne Duke - Partner, Sam Rose Entertainment
  • Ederique Goudia - Founder, In The Business of Food
  • Lyndsay Green - Dining and Restaurant Critic, The Detroit Free Press
  • Mike Green - Co-Owner, One Night Stan's Comedy Club
  • Keith Fields - Owner, The Magic Soiree
  • Daniel Jackson - President, Board of Directors, Planet Ant
  • Robin Kinnie - President, Audio Engineers of Detroit
  • Mark Kurlyandchik - Founder, Curly Handshake Media
  • Nina Payne - Founder & CEO, Foundation Management, LLC
  • Brandy Joe Plambeck - Co-Founder, The Ringwald Theatre
  • Sadie Quagliotto - Co-Owner, Hip in Detroit
  • Mike Ransom - Owner / Operator, Ima Noodles
  • Rochelle Riley - Director of Arts and Culture, City of Detroit
  • Greg Russell - Celebrity Interviewer / Movie Reviewer, Movie Show Plus
  • Rebecca Salminen-Witt - Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Detroit Historical Society
  • Becky Scarcello - Cultural Curator
  • Dave Serio - Curator of Education & Curator of the Arab Film Festival, The Arab American National Museum
  • Satori Shakoor - Artistic Director, The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
  • Bailey Sisoy-Moore - Executive Director / Tour Guide, Detroit History Tours
  • Stephanie Steinberg - Founder and CEO, The Detroit Writing Room
  • Adriel Thornton - Executive Director, MoGo
  • Jaime Wilkins - Production Manager and Music Director, Arts, Beats & Eats and Winter Blast (Jon Witz & Associates)

The search for Detroit's Next Big Shot is about to kick off, and we want you to be part of it! Whether you're a seasoned performer or a rising star, this is your chance to shine and make your mark on the city's vibrant entertainment scene. With a diverse panel of celebrity judges and an impressive lineup of prizes, the opportunities are endless. So don't miss out on this incredible chance to showcase your talent, meet industry professionals, and take your career to new heights.

Click here to apply, it's FREE!


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