OPEN MIC NIGHT!
Every 2nd Friday of the month GRP hosts, "GRP Cafe Open Mic" at the Monson Polish Club, 7 Bliss Street, Monson, MA. Singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, dancers etc. all gather to share an evening with local enthusiasts. This is a great way to get your material heard, and your nerves settled. We provide a laid back atmosphere where everyone is welcomed, the professionals AND beginners. We love for you to share your talents with us and our community. Light refreshments are served and beer/wine/etc can be purchased downstairs at the bar. All ages are welcome at the open mic but only 21+ at the bar please. There is a $5 donation at the door that goes directly to pay for our theater warehouse, building and storage space. Thanks to attendees, performers, and audiences for supporting local arts. YOU ROCK!
OPEN MIC BATTLE OF THE BANDS COMPETITION!
GRP is collaborating this year with Monson Summerfest to bring to you OPEN MIC BATTLE OF THE BANDS COMPETITION 2018! Bands and small groups may enter this competition on a first-come, first-serve basis...meaning that if all the spots get filled quickly then that's it. Competitors need to be able to fill a three hour block of time, as the grand prize is a paying (3 hr) gig ($500) at the Monson Summerfest Fireworks celebration. Thousands of people!! Competition nights have a limited time frame. Please limit your bands to 15-20 minutes and no more. You will be cut off after 20 minutes. We are now holding sign-ups for Feb 9th, March 9th, April 13th, and the final competition evening will be held May 11th. First and Second place winners of each month will continue to the final showdown May 11th. GRP supplies judges from the community and the audience will have the 3rd vote. Bring your fans! Don't wait to sign up! On competition months we will still be accepting other open mic performers who arrive at the door to perform in-between the bands. If you have questions PLEASE call or message (413)668-7284. Spread the word and bring your friends to support!
Performers take note! In order to fully submit your info you must check out with your shopping cart. It will prompt you to enter your info, but there is a $0.00 charge. It's just a weird system. Your card will NOT be charged as this event is free to you!!