Join Us 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.
Open mic performers can perform one or two songs each depending upon the number of people that sign up to play and a featured act performs a 30-minute set midway through the evening. 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.
Upcoming Dates and Featured Performers
Friday, July 6 – Mark Stepakoff
Known for his wry humorous songs and poignant ballads, Mark has won numerous songwriting awards. His songs have reached as high as Number 3 on the national folk radio airplay chart
Friday, August 3 – Aunt Mimi
Steven and Dermot are an up-tempo guitar duo with great vocal harmonies and an enormous repertoire covering rock, pop, and folk classics from the 50’s through the present.
Friday, September 7 – Marty Beecy
Marty Beecy & The Rogue Loons perform original tunes written by Marty, including ballads and songs built upon rock roots and blues traditions. You’ll also be treated to some familiar classics.
Friday, October 5 – Cassandra Lee & the Acoustic Project
This foursome performs blues-centric folk, soul, and jazz creating gorgeous sound, saturated with rich vocal harmonies over warm acoustic guitar, piano, and light percussion.
Friday, November 2 – Louise Grasmere
Louise is a powerhouse with extraordinary emotional depth and an ability to embody the soul of each song she sings. She has a voice and stage presence that will lift you out of your seat.
Friday, December 7 – Mark Sandman
Mark 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 and rock & roll classics.
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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