Open Mic is held on the second Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Free: all ages are welcome!
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The Pleasant Note Coffeehouse was started in the 1980s by former church member Marc Jalbert, as a showcase for local talent. When Marc left the area, he placed the coffeehouse under leadership of the late Tom Rowe, who was then the church’s choir director of this church. Of course, he was also a founding member of Maine folk trio, Schooner Fare. Tom used his musical connections to grow the coffeehouse, hosting internationally-acclaimed performers such as Odetta, Tom Paxton, Josh White Jr., The Kennedys, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, and many others. After several years at the helm, Tom passed the coffeehouse to other church members and, in 2003, Tom passed away.
A DECADE of OPEN MIC
In 2006, a new group of inspired church members reinvented Pleasant Note as an Open Mic to celebrate the spirituality of music and spoken word. Members of the church and the community can show off individual talents, and have some fun at this free monthly forum. While guitars are the norm, we have welcomed belly dancers, rappers, storytellers and performing dogs over the years. We still attract amazing new people of all ages. Participants like the excellent sound quality and the focus on the performer, unlike other open mics.
Watch our 10th anniversary Open Mic from March 2016: