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.

August 7 Featured Performer

GREG KLYMA  August 7, 2015

Greg_Klyma-wGreg Klyma is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and seasoned performer, bringing to every stage a catalog of material that assumes his audiences are both smart and enjoy a good laugh.

His birth date puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin’ Jack.

He rolls in off the road, pulls out a guitar, and proceeds to take us back to the basics: family, love, gratitude, and laughter. It’s the timeless art of the true troubadour, keeping alive the American folk tradition.

Upcoming Featured Performers

September 4 – Chris Nauman is an award-winning singer/songwriter who pumps passion into his performance. He commands the stage with a keen sense of honesty and freshness.

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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