WHAT: This is an open mic event to be held on the beautiful old storied stage of the Richland Community Hall, the original home of the Augusta Barn Theatre in the late 1940’s. The event is co-sponsored by Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA), the Village of Richland, Great Grounds Coffee Café, and Friends of the Richland Library.
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 and vocal, solo or small group, original or covers.
Poetry may be original or interpreted from literature, by-heart recitation preferred but not required. Storytelling may be personal narrative (Moth-like) or from world lore (folktale, fairytale, legend, myth, etc.) through by-heart telling.
Participants may sign up for a 5, 10, or 15 minute performance slot upon arrival; no pre-registration.
GLAMA will MC the event and keep it on schedule. This event is free to the public and audience may enjoy beverages and baked goods for sale from Great Grounds Cafe.
WHEN: Village Stage Live will return at a future date in 2021.
WHERE: Richland Community Hall Stage
8985 Gull Rd., Richland, MI, in the heart of the village of Richland
WHY: This opportunity provides a free performance venue for emerging artists of all ages to “try their wings” on stage with a live audience, all experiences 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).
QUESTIONS: Robin Nott 269-569-2671, firstname.lastname@example.org or Richland Village clerk 269-629-9903, email@example.com, or greatlakesacoustic.org; email to firstname.lastname@example.org