This is an open-mic event co-sponsored by the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) and the Village of Richland.
- The public is invited to present music, poetry, and storytelling to a live audience, in an open-mic coffee house atmosphere.
- GLAMA will provide sound equipment for the participants on stage.
- Music may be instrumental, vocal, or both, and may be solo or small group performances of originals or covers.
- Poetry may be original or interpreted from literature. By-heart recitation is preferred but not required.
- Storytelling may be personal narrative (like The Moth Radio Hour) or from world lore (folktale, fairytale, legend, myth, etc.) told through by-heart telling.
- Participants may sign up for stage time upon arrival, with no pre-registration.GLAMA will MC the event and keep it on schedule.
- This event is free to the public; refreshments are provided for a donation.
The beautiful old storied stage of the Richland Community Hall is in the heart of the village of Richland. It is the original home of the Augusta Barn Theatre in the late 1940s.
- Richland Community Hall Stage
8985 Gull Rd., Richland, MI
The third Friday of every other month.*
- Friday, June 16, 2023
- Friday, August 4, 2023 (special date change)
- Friday, October 20, 2023
This opportunity provides a free performance venue for emerging artists of all ages to “try their wings” on stage with a live audience. All experience levels are welcome to present. This event creates a live and engaging community activity, helping to promote emerging artists, and contributing to community growth and bonding through the arts in the Southwest Michigan region (Kalamazoo county and surrounding areas).
Richland Village clerk