We are bringing back an IN PERSON Open Mic Night for May 2022!

This event will be held on May 27th at 5280 55th Ln SE from 7-9pm.

Please come vaccinated and masked for Covid safety. Performers may choose to unmask during their slot. Do not attend if you are feeling ill.

There will be a donation jar with suggested donation of $5 or more to help us cover the costs of the event.

To sign up to perform at the May 27th, 2022 Open Mic Night, visit this link.

Please note that because we are hosting an in-person Open Mic night for May on the 27th, there will be no Zoom event on the 2nd Monday. We hope you will be able to join us on 5/27 for our in-person event!

You can receive a reminder about upcoming Open Mic events by subscribing to our Arbutus newsletter here.

Arbutus friend and regular Open Mic participant Ellen Rice also keeps a list of people who are interested in acoustic/folk song open mic opportunities and updates. You can contact her at ekingrice@comcast.net to find out more.

You can always visit this webpage for the latest info on upcoming events, sign-ups to perform, and more, or contact us at 360-350-0187 or info@arbutusfolkschool.org.

A note from Stacey and Mark:

We started the open mic in March of 2014 and have offered it every month (except for a couple of snow cancelations) through July 2021. That’s somewhere around 80 events! We have had a phenomenal run together! We have made lifelong friends, witnessed personal acts of bravery, been moved by transformative music and stories, shared personal joys and sorrows, learned, laughed and grown from this event.  While meeting on Zoom was nobody’s favorite, it was a desperately needed connection during the dark days of the pandemic and allowed some people to participate who had not been able to before.

Your long-time hosts Mark and Stacey are grateful for the opportunity to foster this community. We are proud of the musical and personal growth we have witnessed.  Both of our lives are changing and it seemed like the right time to take a breather and make way for new ideas and energy to come foreword.  We encourage everyone who loved the Open Mic to keep an eye on the Arbutus newsletter for future music events!

Much love to all who made this event the supportive, heartfelt, beautiful event that it was!

-Stacey


Event Recordings: See our Video Channel for recordings of past events.

Here are photos of the August 2020 Meadow Open Mic – the first time many of us gathered around other people since March of 2020!

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