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2014 Battle of the Boroughs: The Contestants

Battle of the Boroughs

Monday September 26 2022 • 7:04pm - 7:04pm ET

Six battles. Five boroughs. One ultimate winner.

Our Battle of the Boroughs is back for a fifth season! We’re looking for this year’s best undiscovered performer in New York City. Hundreds of submissions poured in and this year we took the Battle to the streets for the first time, holding live auditions in music venues across the five boroughs.

We dug through all of the entries, and this year’s crop of talent didn’t disappoint. From Arabian-influenced metal and gypsy/cabaret to rock-reggae and an all-woman drum circle, the 60 musical acts we’ve chosen span all genres and capture the energy and diversity of the city’s music scene.

We’ll host five borough concerts emceed by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, with in-studio and online audiences voting for their favorite act until we’re left with one finalist from each borough. They’ll move on to the final showdown – the Ultimate Battle on June 27 – where they’ll battle for bragging rights and prizes – including a showcase appearance at the famed Apollo Theater.

Thanks to all the talented performers who entered! And be sure to join the conversation on Twitter with #TGSBattle

And now…the 2014 Battle of the Boroughs contestants:

MANHATTAN
Friday, February 7
SOLD OUT!

QUEENS
Friday, March 7
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THE BRONX
Friday, April 4
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STATEN ISLAND
Friday, May 2
BUY NOW!

BROOKLYN
Friday, June 6
BUY NOW!

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