Can you believe it's already here? Round one of the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show Semi-Finals presented by Ocean First Bank Sunday, Aug. 20 on the sand at Jenkinson's in Pt. Pleasant Beach.

It’s going to be a great show featuring the best of New Jersey amateur talent so far this season. Join us for a great night…winners of this round will be selected by celebrity judges and will advance to the finals, happening on Sept. 3, 2017.

Celebrity judges for Sunday night will include Academy Award winner Franke Previte ("Sweetheart","You're My Girl"), Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Cornish (The Rascals, "Groovin'", "Good Lovin"), Comedian and host at New Jersey 101.5 our very own Steve Trevelise and Grammy Award nominee and No. 1 songwriter Robert John (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”,”Sad Eyes”).

Through the years The Big Joe Jersey Talent Show has been home to over 30 contestants who currently are, or who have been on Broadway. Plus several finalist have gone on to compete in major network talent shows such as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and The Voice.

Good luck to all the contestants and I can’t wait to see you there!