combined group image-5Join Us on the First Friday of Each Month for the Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA
(Arlington Center)


Sign up to play or come listen to talented local performers.
Admission is free. All are welcome.
Food and beverages available for purchase.

On a typical evening, 12 to 14 acts perform two songs each and a featured act performs a 30-minute set midway through the evening. For more information on playing at the Jam’n Java Open Mic:  Sign Up Information

Open mic performers range from individuals 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. Our featured acts showcase some of the finest local acoustic performers in the area.

Chris Nauman September 4th  Featured Performer

Chris-Nauman-3webChris is an award winning singer/songwriter who pumps passion into his performance with his dynamic guitar work and expressive vocals. He commands the stage with a keen sense of honesty and freshness.

Drawing inspiration from Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger, among many others, Nauman channels his mid-Western sensibilities into a spirited blend of folk-rock.   Sometimes caressing, sometimes kinetic, his music is always sure to please.

Upcoming Featured Performers

October 2 – Somebody’s Mother, Meg, Anne, and Annette never fail to please performing contemporary, folk, and country gems in three-part harmony accompanying themselves on guitar, bass, and mandolin.

November 6 – Mark Sandman is a seasoned singer, songwriter, guitarist and musical stylist who puts his own unique spin on an eclectic mix of original songs, Chicago influenced blues, and R&B classics.

December 4 – Cozy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters” She has released 10 CDs and has performed everywhere from coffeehouses to Carnegie Hall.

Smile When You are on Stage

066Smile when you’re on stage!  Each month we are posting pictures of Jam’n Java Open Mic performers and featured acts  on our Facebook page!  From our Facebook page, click on Photos to see  our entire collection or select Albums to view photos from each open mic.  We will try to post  photos within a week of each open mic.  “Like Us” if you like what you see and want to be part of the conversation.

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