Open Mic

The Arbutus Open Mic is taking a break!

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. As we are coming out of the pandemic, there are more ways for people to connect and we hope you all continue to do so!

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!


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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