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
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 can 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
Same Great Location in the Newly Renovated Kickstand Cafe
December 6th will be our first open mic in the newly renovated Kickstand Café. (Previously called the Jam’n Java Café.) The new owners have made significant improvements to the café including many new items on the menu. I’m looking forward to trying out the new espresso maker!
These improvements combined with upgrades we have made to the sound system, should provide an ideal environment for both performers and audience alike. So be sure to join us to help kick things off.
December 6th Feature Performer
MARK SANDMAN, December 6, 2013
December’s Feature performer, Mark Sandman, has been a part of the Boston and Cambridge folk music and coffeehouse scene since the 1970′s when he attended college here. His music is an eclectic mix of original songs and instrumentals, Chicago influenced blues, and rock & roll classics with just a touch of jazz influence thrown in for good measure.
In addition to his own material, you just might here a gem from the Drifters, Sam Cooke, Eddie Cochran, or Muddy Waters to name a few of his influences. In addition to performing as a solo artist and as a back-up guitarist, he has also founded two coffeehouses in the Boston Area and is currently co-host of the Jam’n Java Open Mic.
A mini-set will be performed by Haley Rose, an equally eclectic singer-songwriter who describes herself as kind of blues, kind of country, kind of pop, and kind of rock and roll.
Upcoming Feature Performers
January 3: Randall Kromm, plus mini-set by Eva Gianelli
February 7: The Rafters
March 7: The Harmonators
April 4: Woody Carpinella
Learn more about our by upcoming and past featured performers. The featured performers. section of our web site includes information about performers, music samples, links to their websites as well as information about where you can purchase their CDs
Smile When You are on Stage
Smile 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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