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combined group image-5First 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 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

The Kickstand Café (Previously called the Jam’n Java Café.) provides a great venue for both the audience and performers.  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.

April 4th Feature Performer

Woody-Carpinella-webWoody Carpinella is a fine guitarist and vocalist who will make you swoon with a pretty tune, cry with the blues, savor a jazz melody, and tap your feet to a rock classic.

After playing all over the country during the 70’s and 80’s, Woody settled down to raise a family. Returning to the music scene, he’s been playing local clubs including Johnny D’s and Ryles and collaborating with a who’s who of local performers.

Rumor has it he has invited several artists who will be making guest appearances accompanying him during his set.

Upcoming Feature Performers

Jan LubyMay 2: Jan Luby
Known for her songwriting and engaging,stage-presence, she is a past winner of Motif Magazine’s Female Vocalist of the year.

Liz & Gordon PhotoJune 6: Liz Buchanan & Gordon MacFarland
Great harmonies, artful songwriting and musicianship. This duo always pleases.


July 11: T/B/A. July open mic will be the second Friday of the month due to the July 4th holiday.

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

IMG_4350Smile 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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