February 6 is the Next Open Mic Night at the Amador County Arts Council, Jackson
A new tradition for musical and literary artists who hunger for the chance to take to the stage and perform is the “First Thursday Open Mic Night” at the Amador County Arts Council, Jackson.
The free family-friendly community event has been popular for the past several months now, attracting on average 20 performers and an adoring audience. Kudos go to Dennis McCue of Pioneer who organizes each month’s event, along with his wife Kat Everitt, the Amador County Poet Laureate. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the creative spontaneity of the evening and the current art show on the walls, which for February will the “ROOTS Black Heritage Show.
Set-up and sign-in is at 6:00 pm, with performances beginning at 6:30, ending around 8:30-ish. It’s a potluck snack affair; no alcohol or smoking.
Mark your calendars for the subsequent First Thursday Open Mics. The location is at Amador Arts Center, 617 South CA-49 in Jackson, at in the back southwest corner of the Mother Lode Plaza, across the road from the cinemas. This activity is made possible by the non-profit Amador Co0unty Arts Council and in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Find out more at cac.ca.gov. for more info: facebook.com/amadorartscouncil/ or call 209-256-8166 or email: email@example.com
Here are some things to know:
1. Available for use: piano, 2 mics with sound system with for 2 instruments to plug in. Not enough room for large scale dance productions or rock bands.
2. All ages are welcome. Children under 14 must have a parent or guardian in attendance with them.
3. Performers may be at the mic for no more than 15 minutes, including set up.
4. The event welcomes people from other counties, “occasional” guest performers from the Bay Area, and guest M.C.’s.