WHRO Public Media’s Emerging Leaders Board loves bringing new and exciting events that connect the Hampton Roads community to public media content. As a self-proclaimed group of public media nerds, they are announcing their second annual event launching June 1, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at COVA Brewery.

Play Your Heart Out: A showcase of local musicians and their music.

Come join us for a night of fun and music as emerging artists from right here in Hampton Roads Play Their Heart Out. The event, MC’d by WHRO’s Barry Graham and members of the Emerging Leaders Board, will feature original songs and interviews with the musicians so we can all get an inside look at their inspiration and creative process. Cool new news, we are also including duets this year!

Do you write and perform your own music, either solo or with a friend?

We invite you to apply to perform at the Second Annuarl Play Your Heart Out new music showcase on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at COVA.

Please fill out the application form by March 24, 2023.
All applicants will be notified of a decision by April 24, 2023.

Submissions must include your name and a recording of your work. For this event, all songs must be original music written by the musician/performer. A total of four acts will be chosen by a team of WHRO staff and the Emerging Leaders Board.

*Emerging artists are not established musicians and need to, or just starting to, develop an audience and local awareness of their music. 

Author: Zoë Hardy-Rappmund is an Emerging Leaders Board Member. Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Board.