Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mike offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who "just like to play". It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music is welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen - heck build a fan base!
Cabaret-Feature: Christine Fontana; Pianists: Steven Higgs and Tom LaMark; Host: Leslie Holmes
Christine Fontana is an up and coming lounge/cabaret singer from Framingham, Mass. She has featured at Amazing Things cabaret open-mic in the past, and also performed at the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists spring festival, 2011. She has been part of the "Sirens of Song" show at Nick's Restaurant and Bar in Worcester. Christine was a finalist at the Kiwanis Star singing competition 2009, has been cast in two dinner theater shows, and also played the role of Blanche Ingram in the musical Jayne Eyre.
Jazz Show & Jam - Host: Ted Knowlton, piano w/ Ken Steiner, bass Michelle Tannen, drums
"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken & I (Ted) have been around longer than the other Jazz Jam musicians. We are probably not as "out of the box" (that's Michael's favorite term) as some of the younger musicians hosting the Jam, but we bring a wealth of jazz experience to the party." And, we love "out of the box" folks to jam with. Give us your freedom of expression; we give you a solid base of jazz experience. You draw us out; we draw you out! Our bassist, Ken Steiner, has extraordinary pizzicato technique.
Folk - Feature: Terence Hegarty, Host: Dan Cloutier
Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mike offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who "just like to play". It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music is welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen - heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier, (www.dancloutiermusic.com) takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike.
Standup guy Ken Reid - Amazing Open Comedy Mique Show
Called a "pop culture maven" by the Boston Globe, Boston native Ken Reid has been performing for over 15 years in various capacities. Ken's unique and very personal story telling style has gained him a loyal fan base in the area. Using photos, video clips, and his own brand of storytelling Ken has written and performed three one man shows. His most recent show "Music to My Years" from October 2009 was widely praised and was the featured pick on Boston.com. http://www.ikenreid.com/
The Worcester area is known for its great food at reasonable prices. And guess what? The price just got better: $23.12 per meal from March 19th to 31st. It’s the semi-annual Worcester Restaurant Week, a time when people can sample the food of some of our best restaurants without breaking the bank. Twice a year, the finest restaurants in the Worcester area lower their prices and offer a special Chef’s Menu.