February through November, Dansville ArtWorks hosts an Open Mic event on fourth Fridays. Free and open to the public, the series features musicians, writers, poets, songwriters and more. Details about the series and scheduled performers can be found at dansvilleartworks.com/open-mic-performing-arts-series .
February 22: Open Mic with Michael Scott Smith
March 22: Hornell Little Band in Concert
April 26: Odd Combination Jazz
May 24: The Wray Boys Do Country
June 28: Gary Peet presents The Song Writing Process
July 26: Cris Riedel’s Stories for All Ages
August 23: David Michael Nixon: Poetry and Songs
September 27: George Hochbrueckner offers The Diversity of Guitar
October 25: Beth Sleboda’s YUM!
November 22: Joe Dady and Fun with Folk
Following each featured artist, the floor is open for audience members to share their talent with brief, family friendly performances: prose and poetry, vocal, instrumental, storytelling, performance art, dance and similar. Upon arriving for the event, sign up on the Check In sheet.
All Open Mic events start at 6:30pm and are very family friendly. Light refreshments follow the open mic session. Donations are welcome. Free parking is available on Main Street and in the municipal parking lot behind the Town of North Dansville building. Open Mic is funded in part by the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.
Dansville ArtWorks Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate and enhance the visual, literary and performing arts opportunities in the greater Dansville community. It is supported by community members and businesses and offers art workshops for adults and children, programs including Chalk Walk & ArtsFest, Open Mic Performing Arts Series and Fairy Doors of Dansville, as well as exhibition, consignment and performance opportunities. For more information, contact 585.335.4746 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our community arts center at 153 Main Street, Dansville, New York or dansvilleartworks.com.