Performance Format During Concerts
Most Concerts begin at 8pm and and have two sets, with a ten minute intermission in between, to stretch your legs, grab a snack or drink, and also purchase performer items, cd’s, T-shirts, etc.
Coffee House Open Mic Formats
This is a great opportunity for local performers to work before a receptive audience. Try out new material or give us a taste of your music for a possible future booking or just have some fun. We look forward to seeing you.
Open mics are held once a month (except December) throughout the South Shore Folk Music Club season. We have one “All Night Open Mic” in February. Performers of all genres are welcome – poets, musicians, writers, comedians, etc. – if you want an audience, it’s yours.
Signing up: On coffeehouse/open mic nights, sign ups begin when the doors open at 7:30 pm. There are no early sign-ups and you must sign up in person on a first come, first served basis.
Format: On coffeehouse nights, we book two paid sets – an opener starts the show at 8 PM and a featured performer plays after intermission. Open mic performers are each allotted up to an 8-minute set a – (two (2) song maximum) after the opening act. After the Featured Act, each performer is allowed one (1) song, not to exceed 4 minutes. Time limits must be strictly adhered to in order to give all a participants a chance to perform.
Sound: We have a great sound crew who will help you hook up and set up. If you have any special or unusual needs, talk to them (Keith, Glenn and Bill) before the show to find out what’s available.