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Courthouse Center for the Arts

Country/American Roots/Folk Music Open Mike
First Monday of the month at 8pm

Hosted by Grant Maloy Smith

3481 Kingstown Rd
West Kingston, RI

Git your guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, stand-up bass … whatever, and bring it on out to the Courthouse Center for the Arts for our open mic night. The CCA Open Mic will be held on the first Monday of the month (with only a few exceptions), starting November 2, 2015.

The host is Grant Maloy Smith, an American Roots singer/songwriter who has played at SXSW, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the House of Blues in Hollywood, the Bitter End in NYC, and countless other venues around the USA and in Europe.

Here are the basic ground rules:

Open to all ACOUSTIC performers of C/AR/B music (that also includes folk and singer/songwriter)

Come out and play 2-3 songs depending on how many artists we get. Must play at least 50% original music. If you get to play 2 songs, at least one must be original. If you get to play 3 songs, two of them must be original.

Acoustic setups only. No tracks or karaoke are allowed.

Singles and SMALL groups allowed (we have a small PA)

Play on a real stage in a great venue in South Kingstown, RI

Audience members welcomed, and no charge for watching the show or performing.

Sign-ups via email or on the night of the open mic.

To sign up via email, please send your request to:

You can also sign up in person at the CCA, starting at 730pm.

The list will be determined by the host who will emcee the event.

Performances will run from 8 to 10pm.

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