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The Center for Arts in Natick

Folk Acoustic Open Mike
Every Other Tuesday at 8pm

Hosted by Mark Stepakoff

14 Summer St.
Natick, MA

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  • Last updated: June 9, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Dec 20
  • Tuesday, Jan 03
  • Tuesday, Jan 17
  • Tuesday, Jan 31
  • Tuesday, Feb 14

i performed at the event a few times is 04… do you still have the piano on stage?
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Kirk B (6/2014)
? I would like to attend the 5/6 open mic. I play keys and would bring my decent Casio with internal speaker and 1/4 inch amp connection. I would not be bringing an amp. Would this be ok?
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Mark finnegan (4/2014)
? I see only old questions here so I'm wondering if this is still on going? If so do you need to arrive early say 7 pm to get on a play list? Does one play a single song or two? Can I bring my electric keyboard or do you have a piano by chance? Thanks
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margaret (4/2012)
? Do you need to sign up for this open mike night, or can I simply show up?
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Andrew Perrin (7/2010)
Hi Mr. Parsons--In case you ever check back in here… TCAN is a beautiful venue, nice people, lots of talented performers/songwriters and great hosts. Although most people played originals, I and a few others played covers in a range of genres and no one seemed to object. I would encourage your daughter to try her wings there with whatever she likes to sing. Good luck! --JES
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JES (5/2010)
Generally ORIGINAL music, so I'd go with no. Sorry to your daughter. Great venue for those singing ORIGINAL country music.
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Cardsi (12/2009)
i played here once. a girl covered "possession" by sarah mclachlan. my tear ducks filled up and i went home to steadly drink 2 glasses of fine '87 merlot. boy was she a daisy of a woman!
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Herbert Mcmanus (11/2009)
? Is this a good venue for my 13 year old daughter (vocals/guitar) to cut her teeth performing? She is still working on covers of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Natasha Bedenfield, etc.
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Bill Carson (8/2009)
very supportive hosts for this well-attended open mike!
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Great place to play lots o supportive people
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Anonymous (8/2008)
For updated information about this open mike, including a schedule of upcoming features, check the website of hosts Trisha and Phil Knudsen at
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 Phil Knudsen (5/2007)
This open mike now has 3 hosts who rotate (Trish and Phil are the hosts for two weeks each month), and is also sometimes a bluegrass open mike. See the calendar on the web site for what's when. There's a feature around 9 PM. There's a random draw at 8 PM. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
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Sam Bayer (12/2006)
As of May 2007 - the hosts are Mark Stepakoff 1st and 2nd Mondays and Trisha and Phil Knudsen 3rd and 4th Mondays. Check for updated info on features and times.
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 Phil Knudsen (8/2007)
$5 cover for non-members, and it takes a little while to warm up to you, but it IS a well known place for the local big names (we ran across Rose Palanzani - who I KNOW I can't spell). You can't book it unless you're a member. Good talent. Beautiful sound system.
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 rob ilyAIMY (8/2006)
This open mike has a feature around 9 PM. There's a random draw at 8 PM. If there's a lot of people, it's a one-song night, but there's more than one pass through the list for folks who want to stay late. Admission is $3.
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Sam Bayer (6/2004)
This event has moved to Monday nights and is $5.00 ($4.00 for members).
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 Zachary Root (6/2004)
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