NEO (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") celebrates some of the songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals, and supports the York's work with new musicals and their creators. Since the first NEO concert four years ago, musical theatre fans and York supporters have eagerly anticipated each new incarnation. The show follows the "Summertime Soiree" supper and silent auction, and features the voices of many of today's top musical theatre talent. Seating is extremely limited; the event sold out in its first two editions. The evening ends with a dessert reception featuring Taittinger Champagne with the evening's writers and performers.