Showing posts with label open mic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label open mic. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Open mic night at 67 Degrees Brewery - Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 PM

"Our FIRST EVER open mic night is this Thursday!! We need you guys to help us make this a success, and to show our support to some local upcoming artists 
Want to play? 
Sign ups are first come first serve & setup will include a Bose L1 Pro 16, 8 port mixer, 2 mics and stands, and cables to plug in"

Shared from Instagram  ->

Open mic night at 67 Degrees Brewery - Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 PM
Open mic night at 67 Degrees Brewery - Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 PM

Sunday, June 26, 2022

1st Franklin Pride Celebration - June 26 - Noon to 4 PM

Join the Franklin LGBTQ+ Alliance for an afternoon of celebrating.
LGBTQ+ and allies will be at the Franklin Town Common performing, creating, dancing, singing, eating, and drinking. 
Come to the community party!

12:00-1:00 Singer Evan Greer
1:00-2:00 Open Mic
2:00-4:00 Singer Krisanthi Pappas and Bass Player Steve Skop
Community Art, Selfie Station, Crafts, Art Show, Ask a Sociologist
Food Trucks: 
Caribbean Press, Juniper Farms Ice Cream, Yai’s Kitchen
Escape into Fiction LGBTQIA+ Book Sale, Chrissy’s Beads, BFCCPS Rainbow Ribbons, Love People Gifts, Molly's Apothecary, PT Color Market

Thank you to our community partners: Franklin High School’s SAGA, OUT MetroWest, MetroWest Visitors Bureau, Franklin Interfaith Council, Franklin Public Library, and Franklin Senior Center
Parking will be available at the Franklin Senior Center, Franklin Public Library, Davis Thayer School building, Oak / Horace Mann School, Franklin High School.

Please check back and follow for updates on Facebook ->

#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022
#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

Sign up for Open Mic at Franklin's first Pride Day - June 26 - 12 to 4 PM

"The Franklin LGBTQ Alliance is seeking Franklin performers willing to share their talents as part of a celebration of Pride Month (June 26th, 12-4)!

Performances can take a variety of forms (music, song, dance, story-telling, poetry, art, acting, etc.) but should be limited to 7 MINUTES. Stage and microphone will be provided; we kindly request that performers bring any other needed materials, as possible. All performances should be FAMILY-FRIENDLY.

A performer may submit for multiple performances and/or collaborate with other performers. The Alliance reserves the right to select whichever performances they see fit. You may be asked to share more about your proposed performance with the Alliance prior to the event.

Have a question? Contact us at"

Use the form to sign up ->

Celebrate with Pride - June 26, 2022
Celebrate with Pride - June 26, 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration - June 18 - 2 PM

An open mic event. Community members of all ages welcome. Come learn, listen, and engage.

At the Franklin Public Library, Saturday, June 18 at 2 PM.

Juneteenth Celebration - June 18 - 2 PM
Juneteenth Celebration - June 18 - 2 PM

Shared from the Franklin Public Library page ->

Saturday, January 8, 2022

#LoveFranklin - Open Mic Night at THE BLACK BOX - 12/08/21 (audio)

FM #689 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 689 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the #LoveFranklin Open Mic Night held on Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 at THE BLACK BOX.  

The evening master of ceremony duties were shared by MacKenzie Atwood and jamele adams.

The original raw recording runs an hour and 36 minutes. You’ll be listening to the edited version which is shortened by about 12 minutes. 

Key reasons for shortening the recording (1) to spare your ears the jarring sound of cleaning the microphone between performers. (2) A couple of the audience participation exercises were shortened. (How much indistinct audience/crowd noise can you listen to?). 

One percussion performance added at the last minute during the evening was also shortened. The percussion exercise was good to be in while it happened but would have been headache inducing to listen to. So we spared you that. No other performance was shortened or edited in any way.

Let’s listen to the Love Franklin Open Mic Night of Dec 8, 2021.


The lineup for the "Love Franklin" Open Mic Night at THE BLACK BOX

1. jamele adams - poem

2. Mia Magliari - All I Ask by Adele

3. Audrey Olmstead - She by Dodie

4. Hope Guanga - If I knew by Bruno Mars

5. Mackenzie Atwood - Back In (self written poem)

6. Joe Maple and Audrey Olmstead - Can't Help Falling in Love with you

7. Meghan Whitmore - Her Personal Story

8. Andrew Mitchell - Crisis by Joshua Bassett

9. Maria Zaki - Complainers by Rudy Francisco

10. Steve Sherlock - Poem: Variations on the theme of "A dark and stormy night"

11. Hope Guanga - Crocodile Rock by Elton John

12. Judi Perez - percussion exercise

jamele closes with a recap of some of the audience inspirations

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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for the 'selfie exercise' with Meghan Whitmore
for the 'selfie exercise' with Meghan Whitmore

Pantherbook article on this event ->
Pantherbook: LoveFranklin Open Mic Night - Dec 8, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Pantherbook: LoveFranklin Open Mic Night - Dec 8, 2021


"From the cast of Franklin High School’s Mamma Mia! to a Dean College faculty member, Franklin community members from all backgrounds were able to express themselves on stage on December 8th, 2021. Mackenzie Atwood, FHS senior, had the emcee position for the first half of the night and, expectedly, provided a very entertaining experience for the audience members. She kept the audience constantly engaged through small anecdotes about the participants and subtle quips. (Notable audience members included Steve Sherlock and Dr. Sara Ahern). Atwood started the night off by highlighting her recent experience at the October school committee meeting and emphasized the importance of “speaking up for people who can’t speak up for themselves.” She later conveyed her experiences as an openly gay student through an original poem– a beautiful one, might I add. Participants in the latter portion of the night were introduced by Jamele Adams, the leader of the Franklin Freedom Team. "

"An Accepting Community – Meghan Whitmore

For those of you who don’t know, Meghan Whitmore is a transgender woman who delivered a heartfelt speech on Open Mic Night about her experience transitioning and the reception she received afterward. Her moving words illustrated the importance of inclusivity, and Whitmore even stressed how touching it was to have people accept her as a woman."


"Love One Another, Stand for Change – jamele adams

Needing no introduction due to his large impact on Franklin, jamele adams immediately captivated his listeners when he began to recite his poem. Although he was a participant in the event, adams also played a significant role in organizing Open Mic Night, so when I broached the idea of making it an annual show, he enthusiastically replied, “More than once a year, hopefully, this could happen once a week!“, elaborating on the fact that “the Open Mic affected everyone in this space […] Folks shared that they were absolutely moved and then at the end when people were asked to write about how they were inspired, they shared how they were inspired […] People were moved in the space. People shared their narrative because they trusted in the space, and the energy was powerful and welcoming, and warm, supportive, and filled with advocacy for love. “
Pantherbook: LoveFranklin Open Mic Night - Dec 8, 2021

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Open Mic Night at The Cake Bar

The 3rd Thursday of the month has rolled around again. 

Thursday, May 21st is the THIRD THURSDAY of the month and that means it's Open Mic Night at the cake bar! Come show off your musical talent in a fun and intimate setting. 
Sign up in advance for a guaranteed spot or walk in that night and check availability. Open Mic night is FREE and last month we had a variety of talented teen and adult performers. 
Come and join us this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 at THE CAKE BAR in Franklin.

Open Mic Night - The Cake Bar
Open Mic Night - The Cake Bar

This was shared from The Cake Bar's Facebook page