2nd Saturday Open Mic - Echoes of David Kaynor

Saturday, April 13, 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Montague Common Hall

WHEN: Monthly on Saturdays -- typically the 2nd Saturday of the month
WHERE: Common Hall, Montague Center
TIME: 6:30 - 9:30. Doors and open mike sign ups start at 6:15

BYO food and beverage

Details: Echoes of David Kaynor April 13 is the 2nd Annual Celebration of David Kaynor's Birthday

Fiddlers Susan Conger and Rebecca Weiss, Mandolinist Mike Reddig, backed by pianist Becky Hollingsworth, will start by playing traditional-style tunes with double fiddle harmonies, à la David Allen Kaynor, and will end by inviting any other friends and musical associates of David to come up and join them for a shared musical experience for all, also à la David. The performance is a remembrance of David and his music. A long-time Montague resident and widely-traveled fiddler and dance caller, David passed away in 2021, and would have been 76 this April—the perfect excuse to turn the featured act of April’s Open Mic at the Montague Common Hall into something of a birthday party for David. We won’t have cake, but we’ll have fiddle tunes, either composed by David or in some way a reflection of his presence in and continued influence on the musical life of Montague Center as well as way beyond its borders.

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The evening also will be filled by diverse music performed by Valley musicians as is the tradition of the Open Mic series. All types of performers are encouraged to participate in the Open Mic– musicians, poets, singers, dancers, storytellers. Come hear great music and other performances in a comfortable setting. This Open Mic welcomes and appreciates both emerging musicians and seasoned performers. Performers should sign in before 6:15PM. Time slots may be determined at random depending on how many performers sign up. Come prepared to perform for 10-20 minutes, depending on turnout. Voluntary donations.

*Masks encouraged but optional. Unvaccinated attendees are encouraged to wear masks;

*Performers can start signing up at 6:15. Names will be drawn and a random order will be created. Expect to play 2-4 songs (10-15 minutes), depending upon the number of performers.

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