The Union Street Brick Church
- ? Stand up comic. Do you think there will be an opening?
- reply to this commentKathleen Beattie (12/2010)
- ? I would like to know do you do comedy night also.
- reply to this commentJoseph (10/2010)
Hello, and welcome to the 'BRICK'.
The "BRICK" is our OPEN MIC NIGHT which has been going on now for almost 10 years. It happens every THURSDAY night inside of the Union Street Brick Church (USBC) and features the BEST in LIVE local entertainment. Started in 1999 as the 'Backdoor Jam', it has been building over the last 10 years. And for the last 4 years, with the help of myself (Flash), my lovely and oh-so-talented wife Shannon, and the foresight, perseverance, generosity, and backing of Pastor Lee Witting (and of course all of you!) the "BRICK" as it is now known, has grown to be one of the, if not THE most attended open mics in Maine. And why not? Featuring upwards of 15-25 performers every Thursday, audience members are always sure to get their $2 worth (which is a bargain for so many incredibly talented entertainers!) The Union Street Brick Church is over 150 years old, and boasts the tallest steeple in all of Maine. It is on the National Registry of Historical Buildings and has a rich history, having seen the likes of such notable figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hannibal Hamlin, and Henry David Thoreau. It is truly a wonder to behold both outside and in. In warmer months the "BRICK" is situated in the 'BIGROOM' of the USBC which features a 40 ft. ceiling, multi level stage, theatre lighting, quality sound, a wide open lounge-like setting, house PA/acoustic guitar/drums/congas/grand piano/direct box/cd player/& bass amp (which can be used by performers) and an ambience second to none. Need someone to 'back you up' on a song? Just ask, there are several great musicians that can sit in with you to help make you sound like the star you are! In the winter months the "BRICK" moves to the 'BACKROOM'. It is a much more intimate setting, but the sound is still great and the crowds have been standing room only! On certain Thursday's we actually record some of the performers either with audio, video, or both and not only provide professional copies available for purchase by the performers, but also upload their performances to Youtube; just type in "The Brick Open Mic". The "BRICK" begins at 7pm and used to go until 10pm but has been going later so as to accomodate all performers. We will go until EVERY performer signed up has gone onstage. Don't be surprized if the show goes on until Friday! Sign up begins at 6:30pm, but ALL performers who would like to reserve a 'spot' can call Flash @ 207-991-8484 The "BRICK" is open to ALL acts and ages. There is a suggested $2 cover, but if you don't have it, don't worry about it, just come on down and be part of an appreciative audience, or better yet get on up and get your '5 minutes of fame'! Coffee is always available and sometimes we may even have some other munchies or drinks available, and as always your donations are greatly appreciated! So come on down and be a part of one big happy family here at the "BRICK". We are, and have always been about the arts, creativity, peace, positivity, love, and cooperation with ALL people, beliefs, ages, and levels of talent. Our doors are open to EVERYONE as long as you share in helping create a positive 'vibe'. Once again, for more information or to sign up early call Flash @ 207-991-8484 Thank you, and we hope to see you at the "BRICK" real soon. Bring the family… oh, and tell a friend! Your Host - Flash
Sign up at 6:30pm
- reply to this commentFlash Productions (10/2009)