3rd Saturday of the Month, 7:00-9:00 pm, $10 Cover
Open Mic Night
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30-6:55 pm. You must sign up by 6:55 to perform. Once the show starts we may not be able to accommodate additional performers. Bring music printed out in your key, and Kenneth will accompany you at the piano for your moment at the microphone. Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all encouraged to perform!
Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. After the event, we will move the party to a nearby restaurant/bar for a special 2 for 1 drink offer.
Bring music printed out in your key and Kenneth will accompany you at the piano for your moment at the microphone. Comedians, poets, writers and musicians welcomed as well.
The monthly Open Mic Night is hosted by singer/pianist Kenneth Gartman. Each month will feature a different featured entertainer. Click on the date to get detailed information on the featured performer.
Featured Entertainer: Suzanne Sheridan
Suzanne Sheridan, a resident of Westport for 27 years, is a professional photographer and singer-songwriter. She has excelled at both and has won many fans along the way. Her very popular tribute concert “Suzanne Sheridan Sings Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen” was recorded live at Voices Café and is now available on CD at suzannesheridanmusic.com. She was also an original member of the musical group “Exit 43” that began at the Unitarian Church in Westport. Her musical career began with singing jingles for companies such as Pepsi and Hasbro Toys and writing and performing her original songs in many venues. She has won awards and recognition for her music, has performed in Canada and Australia, and many will recognize a song she co-wrote with her life partner Rozanne Gates, “90 Pound Suburban Housewife Driving in Her SUV.” Ms. Sheridan and her band performed their musical tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Levitt Pavilion in June 2021
Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – Theatre: Inner Voices III: Arlington (Off-Broadway); Bryan Putnam’s The ToyMaker (Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference, 2012); Zapata! The Musical (NYMF2012) and subsequent cast recording; Once Removed, a new musical with music by Graham Russell of Air Supply; Show Choir! the Musical (NYMF2010); The ToyMaker (NYMF2009) and subsequent cast recording; Trouble in Shameland (FringeNYC) and subsequent cast recording. Cabaret/Concerts: Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour, Joshing Around, Unity Benefit Concerts, Concerts for City Greens, Cabaret Cares, The Salon Open Mic(Host/Co-Host), A Ballsy Christmas Open Mic (Host). Singer/Performer: Kenneth Gartman…Not Like the Other Cavemen (cabaret debut), National Tour of The Music Man; Side by Side by Sondheim; Simply Sondheim LIVE! (BBC Broadcast); and A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway. For more information, visit www.KennethGartman.com
Open Mic Night takes place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Come and enjoy a fun evening of entertainment.