10 years, 65 cities later

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What started as a benefit concert after a brutal murder has grown into the biggest talent showcase in New England. We are a proud affiliate of the Garde Arts Center (a 501(c)(3)). This 1450-seat historic theater has hosted the likes of Kevin Heart, the Little Pink House film, STOMP and much more (check out www.gardearts.org)

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Following the immediate success of the show, we set our sights on being a regional showcase covering all of New England. Each year, we added elements that appealed to artists from all walks of life and genres. We paired rap artists with country singers and added coaches to enhance the artist development component. To expand artists' reach beyond the show, we have included professional studio recording time for song releases on iTunes and video production for reels, exposure to radio and much more.   


This sold-out show is the premier opportunity in CT for emerging artists to receive a platform that exposes them to live performances, artist development, and creative avenues to challenge themselves as an individuals who break the mold. 

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Now, 9 years later and 65 cities connected, we have created a platform for more than artists. We host internships where students learn business, management, civic engagement, marketing, finances, and more with real life, hands-on experience. 


Our goal is now to be global, spurring change while offering talent stages. We started as an opportunity to give youth who were racially targeted and ostracized after a brutal murder something to do, and in doing so developed a platform to serve the untapped talent in New England and expose them to more of the world.  



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Schedule of Events

October 5th & 6th 2019

Season 10 Auditions

3pm - 8pm

Simon Waterford Crystal Mall

Event Details

October 5th & 6th 2019

Season 10 Auditions

We invite you to audition for Season 10 at the Waterford Crystal Mall in CT. Acts may preregister and download forms to avoid long lines and to obtain  a guaranteed audition slot. Acts should prepare two songs. All music should be on a flash drive only! We accept any and all talent forms and genres. This is an all age, family friendly event. 

3pm - 8pm

Simon Waterford Crystal Mall

August 30th, 2020

End of Summer Back 2 School Beach Bash

5pm - 8pm

Ocean Beach Park (New London, CT)

Event Details

August 30th, 2020

End of Summer Back 2 School Beach Bash

We invite you to an absolute free event at Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT. The event will be hosted by radio station Jammin 1077. Free beach parking and entry is included. We will also have free haircuts, backpacks and raffle prizes on a first come first serve basis. 

5pm - 8pm

Ocean Beach Park (New London, CT)

May 16th, 2019

860 Rise Up!

6pm - 8pm

Garde Arts Center (New London, CT)

Event Details

May 16th, 2019

860 Rise Up!

 Knowledge is power!

The New London Talent Show is hosting a community forum Thursday evening and we invite you to attend. You have a right to be angry; you need to know answers are coming. Your children deserve a better climate and culture. This forum provides you with a safe, goal-oriented atmosphere where stakeholders—meaning all of those who live, eat, and shop in New London—can be heard, have accountability, learn, and develop a plan of action through which our collective voice can spur change within our community.
 

The Talent Show was born from tragedy and we are the single lasting response since the unfortunate Mathew Chew murder a decade ago. We want to encourage others to cultivate initiatives. We want a unified voice to be heard, and—most of all—we want safety and a great education for our youth! 

6pm - 8pm

Garde Arts Center (New London, CT)

April 6th, 2019

9th Annual New London Talent Show

6:00 PM - $15.00

Garde Arts Center

Event Details

April 6th, 2019

9th Annual New London Talent Show

We are back for our 9th year of bringing our amazing audience some of the best talent New England has ever seen. We have guest performances and back to back electrifying performances you do not want to miss. From rap to modern dance you will be exposed to an eclectic mix of art. This is a family friendly event. 


For tickets www.gardearts.org 

6:00 PM - $15.00

Garde Arts Center

Nov 18th, 2018

Season 9 Call Backs

4:00 PM

Garde Arts Center

Event Details

Nov 18th, 2018

Season 9 Call Backs

Final call back for the 9th Annual New London Talent Show. All registrants who do not receive a call back may register the day of call backs. Those without an official callback may not be seen for an audition pending timing. This is a closed event to the general public.

For more info- info@newlondontalentshow.com 

4:00 PM

Garde Arts Center

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Are you an artist, community partner, sponsor, volunteer or intern? Would you like to be? Send us a message, and get connected with the biggest talent showcase in CT. 

New London Talent Show

Garde Arts Center, 325 State St, New London, Connecticut 06320, United States

(860) 574-3261

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