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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. 
Singers, players, songwriters, poets, and storytellers are invited to perform. Bring your friends for a fun and relaxed evening of music. All ages welcome.

To participate:
1. Request to join our Open Mic Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/644247046027344/
2. Sign-up for your time slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49A4A62EA4F94-first17
3. Share the link to this page with friends and family, so they can watch or join in!

Each singer gets 10 minutes or 2 songs. Sing from your piano, from your couch, wherever you can!

All are welcome to join the group and enjoy the live music.

Free for all! If you can, please consider making a donation to the HCA Resiliency Fund.

First Friday Open Mic is Sponsored by


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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