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
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.
March 7th Feature Performers
The Harmonators formed out of the Jam’n Java Open Mic volunteer crew. Dianne (De) Iannitelli and Glen Woodworth – already a performing duo – asked Joe Burns to back them up on guitar and provide additional harmony on a couple of tunes for the open mic.
Their voices blended well and they quickly learned they shared similar tastes in music.The name came from joking around at one of their rehearsals when someone said, “Hey, we’re really harmonating.”
Their first performance as the Harmonators was at last summer’s Arlington Alive festival. Their repertoire combines traditional, contemporary and original material. All three “harmonate” and play guitar.
April 4: Woody Carpinella
A fine guitarist and vocalist, he will make you swoon with a pretty tune, cry with the blues, caress and finesse you with jazz, and rock you to the core.
May 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.
June 6: Liz Buchanan & Gordon MacFarland
Great harmonies, artful songwriting and musicianship. This duo always pleases.
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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