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, June 7 – Our Tenth Anniversary
Be sure to join us for the 10th anniversary of the Jam’n Java open mic at Kickstand Cafe. Sign up process to play will be the same as always with sign up at the door between 6:00 and 6:30. We also have planned a couple of surprises to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
No July Open Mic
There will be no Jam’n Java Open Mic on Friday, July 5th because of the long holiday weekend! So bring your guitar to your beach party or barbecue and share the music!
Friday, August 2 – Bob McCarthy
Get ready for some guitar finger-picking fireworks. Bob is a songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, and vocalist. He performs at coffee houses, concerts, festivals, and on radio & television.
Friday, September 6 – Luke Concannon
Luke is a singer-songwriter, originally from England, and best known for being the lead singer/guitarist with the duo Nizlopi, that topped the charts in Great Briton with their #1 hit The JCB Song.
Friday, October 4 – Fret Box Trio
Always a crowd pleaser; Gary, Adam, and Jarrett perform original songs and classics on guitar, bass and Cajon (beatbox). They draw on a wide range of blues, folk, and rock styles.
Friday, November 1 – Maylou Ferrante
Marylou is a multi-instrumentalist who sings and performs Country Blues, Americana, Folk, and old time music. She is known for her powerful vocals, masterful guitar playing, and entertaining stories.
Friday, December 6 – Mark Sandman
Mark is 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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