• Musicians of any ability level, experience, and genre are welcome
• Non-judgmental, supportive environment
• Come for the music; support our community musicians
• Everyone welcome
• If music makes you hungry, small plates, organic
smoothies, full coffee bar, wine, microbrew beers, and
cocktails will be available
Musicians: Please contact Bill Lundgren, at
941-500-3443 for more info and sign up.
Support local talent; encourage rising stars.
A Co-Sponsored Event by The Open Studio and Mango Bistro
Signing up ahead of time will get you up toward the top of the roster. We DO take walk-ins though and we're glad to have you.
Have four songs prepped. Each player does two songs in a "set". Depending on the number of players, we may or may not get to a second set. There is NO backup band. You get up and sing/play your two, then the next on the roster does the same, 'til we run out of players or time. If you are a solo player or vocalist and need backup, make arrangements for accompaniment - bring your own or contact Bill Lundgren (941-500-3443) to arrange for piano or guitar backup (which may mean you have to wait a week to get on the roster- my musical resources and I only have so much time to learn your music.) This is NOT karaoke… While we encourage all genres of music, most of the players and audience are into pop and classic rock styles. We welcome acoustic, acoustic-electric, and electric. Stomp boxes are welcome if you have/need one; please, DO NOT bring an amp. You will be patched directly into the PA system. We don't have the space for amps on the "stage" area nor the distance to the audience.