10th Anniversary of Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café Friday, June 7, 2019

The Jam’n Java Open mic at Kickstand Café, which takes place on the first Friday of every month from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, is celebrating its tenth anniversary on Friday, June 7, at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA.

The Jam’n Java Open Mic provides a free, live music venue for the Arlington community and a supportive environment for area performers. The coffeehouse format provides a relaxing setting to see and listen to performers close up while enjoying a cup of coffee, homemade soups and sandwiches, or a tasty baked treat.
 
Sign up process to play will be the same as always with sign up at the door between 6:00 and 6:30. We have also planned a couple of surprises to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
 
Since its inception, hundreds of performers have shared their music at the open mic.  On a typical evening a dozen or more performers take to the microphone to perform one or two songs each and midway through the evening a featured act performs a full set. According to Joe Burns, co-host of the open mic, “Our featured acts showcase some of the finest local acoustic performers in the area.”

Open mic performers include individuals and groups of all ages and musical styles. They range from people simply wishing to share their music with others to aspiring local performers looking for a venue to try out new material and polish their performance skills. On any given evening you might hear original songs, folk, blues, bluegrass, or jazz.

The Jam’n Java Open mic at Kickstand Café was the inspiration of Stephanie Marlin-Curiel and is currently co-hosted by Mark Sandman and Joe Burns, with the assistance of Dianne “De” Iannitelli, Glen Woodworth, and Gary Goldsmith.

Mr. Sandman noted: “We owe a special thank you to the owners and staff of Kickstand Cafe for providing a home for us and for their ongoing support of the Jam’n Java Open Mic.

For more information about the open mic visit their website: https://jamn-java-open-mic.org/