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Open Mic Night

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman
Featured Entertainer: Will Baird
Cost: $10

Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome…and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment.

Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up

The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening.

We ask that you keep your material ‘family friendly’.
Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true

Will Baird (Featured Entertainer) – Solo singer songwriter Will Baird delivers heartfelt songs with an engaging stage presence. His rich voice and resonant guitar style bring life to songs that are well-crafted and wrapped around original ideas and strong hooks. At his dynamic performances, you can hear a pin drop after emotional dark ballads … as well as laughter, clapping and singing during lighter moments. He began his career singing in the subways of Boston, and first gained notoriety in the Harvard Square acoustic music scene in Cambridge in the early eighties. He has shared the bill with numerous artists such as Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Bill Staines and Livingston Taylor. His new autobiographical EP, “Coyote Dreams”, focuses on the universal lifelong journey of hopes and aspirations, disappointments and recovery, and is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify.
To get a new song in your email box every month, sign up for Will’s “Song of the Month Club” newsletter on his website homepage – http://www.willbaird.com

Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain (Summer Theatre of New Canaan); The White City (NMTC 2014); Broadcast (NMTC 2013); Inner Voices III: Arlington (Off-Broadway); Bryan Putnam’s The ToyMaker (Eugene O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference NMTC 2012); Zapata! The Musical (NYMF2012) and subsequent cast recording; Once Removed, a new musical with music by Graham Russell of Air Supply; Show Choir! the Musical (NYMF2010); The ToyMaker (NYMF2009) and subsequent cast recording; Trouble in Shameland (FringeNYC) and subsequent cast recording. Cabaret/Concerts: Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour, Joshing Around, Unity Benefit Concerts, Concerts for City Greens, Cabaret Cares, The Salon Open Mic(Host/Co-Host), A Ballsy Christmas Open Mic (Host). Singer/Performer: 3 Decades in the Dark: Raissa & Kenneth Go to the Movies; Kenneth Gartman…Not Like the Other Cavemen (cabaret debut); National Tour of The Music Man; Side by Side by Sondheim; Simply Sondheim LIVE! (BBC Broadcast); and A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway. For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com


March 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Unity Center
3 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851 us
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