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 2020 Dates and Featured Performers
Friday, January 3 – Casandra Lee and the Acoustic project
Casandra Lee and Matthew Kloosterman perform blues-centric folk, soul, and jazz creating a gorgeous sound, saturated with rich vocal harmonies over warm acoustic guitar, piano, and light percussion.
Friday, February 7 – Sam Bayer
Sam is your literate, exuberant guide to an imaginary world where housewives win the Nobel Prize, poker-playing children gamble over bedtimes, & metaphorical elephants pirouette in the den
Friday, March 6 – Outrageous Fortune
Outrageous Fortune is a Boston-based acoustic vintage jazz and blues trio. Their repertoire features innovative arrangements of early jazz, blues, jug band music, and traditional folk music.
Friday, April 3 – Duly Noted
Duly Noted is an all-gender a cappella group out of UMass Amherst. They will leave you spell bound with their original compositions, arrangements, and intricate harmonies
Friday, May 1 – Marylou 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, June 5 – Tom Hanlon & Leslie Bryant
Tom is well respected for his seamless songwriting and intricate guitar work. His mature songwriting, comes straight from the heart. He is accompanied by Leslie on flute, vocal, and harmonica.
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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