Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
- What? No BIG screen TVs with sportscasts airing? No pool tables with pool balls clacking? No gambling or pinball machines with lights flashing and bells and whistles sounding off? No beer? No free peanuts? No dishes clinking? No din of conversation happening and making you feel like sonic wallpaper? People actually listening!?! I don't think that I can handle that kind of attention! ;o) This sounds like a musical miracle to me!
- reply to this commentMr. X (11/2012)
- Wow------what a great open mike! I have wanted to go since I noticed the posting but the dates haven't worked. Finally, Jim and I made it… glad we did. The open mike takes place in the sanctuary of an acoustically fabulous church----with seats on 3 sides so you don't get that weird churchy feel---but more of a cathedrally feel. Really nice folks put the show on---with great subtle sound system and everyone really listening. It's not a rock and roll go nuts and smack down scene but if you keep it civil I think a lot could go over well here---acoustic, poetry, fiction. There's a grand piano too. Doors open 6:15ish and starts at 7pm. You get about 10 minutes depending on how many sign-up. Well behaved kids would enjoy this too! I loved singing last night… Next open-mike---Nov 9 ---- tell your friends and bring your friends!
- reply to this commentkaty Keenan (10/2012)
- ? Is this still the second friday of each month at 7? Is the piano mic'd for voice as well? Sign up then and there? Thanks~ coming from Santa Fe and would like to do it… Sunnie
- reply to this commentsunnie (9/2012)
One of the nicest venues around for good acoustics, a good sound system to exploit them, a quiet and attentive audience, and diverse talent. The natural acoustics are simply phenomenal, unlike any other open mic venue in the area - it's a pleasure to both play and listen in this environment. It's a quiet venue, so musicians don't compete with drinkers and diners, etc., and the music can be heard and appreciated. There's a nice baby grand for pianists (few open mics offer a piano).
This is a secular open mic, so don't be put off by the fact that it happens to occur in a church.
- reply to this commentWayne Lovegrove (8/2011)
- All music is welcome, it need not be church or religious music. The only caveat is no profanity please. There is a piano on site. The pipe organ is available to qualified musicians. This is a quiet venue with an attentive audience and fabulous acoustics. Light snacks and coffee.
- reply to this commentDavid Bailey (7/2011)