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First Friday Open Mic

First Friday Open Mic at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Hosted by singer-songwriter Jack Byrne. 
Join us for our First Friday Open Mic at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers are invited to perform. Bring your friends for a fun and relaxed evening of music. All ages welcome. Online sign-ups available.

All are welcome to come and enjoy the music.
$5 at the door. Free to HCA members.

Sign-ups 7:00pm, Music 7:30pm

First Friday Open Mic is Sponsored by


February 7:
Feature: Liam Dailey
Liam Dailey is a Boston singer-songwriter who plays contemporary music inspired by the traditions of Appalachia and Ireland. His writing is rooted in the belief that music should be sung together and should get under the skin, but a commitment to melody should not mean a sacrifice of thoughtfulness and experimentation. Grounded by his powerful baritone voice and creative acoustic guitar playing, his songs flirt with tropes of folk, country, rock and pop. He released his debut solo album, Get It Where You Can, in 2017. In addition to his solo work, he has performed nationally with the contemporary vocal ensemble Bennington and plays with the Vermont folk cover band Heavy Nettles. 
Click here to sign up to perform.


March 6:
Feature: Kim Moberg
Kim's passionate and heartfelt vocals mesmerize listeners while her compositions and story telling tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak, healing, and social conciousness. Recent recognitions include: 
* Above Ground #23 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Charts with 2 songs in the Top 20 Category July and August 2018 
* Winner: 2018 Rose Garden Coffee House Performing Songwriter Competition
* 2nd Place: Linden Tree Coffeehouse Winter Potpourri American Idol Folk
* 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)  Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase performing artist
Click here to sign up to perform.


April 3:
Feature: Terry Kitchen
Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by The Boston Globe, Terry Kitchen performs songs that are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He's been performing on folk stages across the country since the 1990s, releasing ten CDs, including his latest, Rubies in the Dust, which reached #23 on the national Folk-DJ airplay chart. His songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Song Contest, and have appeared in numerous films. In the 1980s he was the leader of the groundbreaking Boston band Loose Ties, whose experiences he recounts in his novel Next Big Thing, called "a great debut novel" by The San Francisco Book Review. More on Terry at www.terrykitchen.com.
Click here to sign up to perform.


May 1
Feature: Kirsten Manville
With elements of Americana, folk, country, and blues, singer/songwriter Kirsten Manville creates songs that feel like they may have come straight from journal entries. Deceptively simple lyrics paint pictures, tell stories, and evoke a range of emotions. From the pain of finding and losing love, and hard times in a down-on-its-luck town, to the small pleasures of line-dried laundry and homemade pie, and the escapism of a romantic night for two, Kirsten’s warm and sultry voice draws the listener in, infusing the songs with feeling and depth.

Her most recent release, "Some People Sing," was a Top 5 album pick in the January 2018 issue of Metronome Magazine, and Kirsten was featured on the cover of the magazine in March 2018.  The song “...but Down” was included in the Alternate Root Magazine's weekly top 10 in November of 2017. Kirsten's songs have received radio airplay on a number stations both in the United States and overseas, including WUMB and KZUM. She has been a finalist in the songwriting competition at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, and in February 2016 she was a winner in the Maine Songwriters Whittlesey Barn Songwriting/Performance Contest. Kirsten has had the honor of opening for well-known folk artists Don White, Joe Jencks, and Kerri Powers.

Click here to sign up to perform.


These events are part of the HCA Art Pass and EBT Card to Culture free ticket programs.
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