Open Mic Music & Food Drive
November 1 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm$5.00
Musician On a Mission presents Open Mic Music & Food Drive:
This event has been cancelled for now. A new date will be announced when it is safe to gather in our building. Stay tuned!
Backward Glances is excited to be partnering with Musicians on a Mission! We wanted to celebrate our new sponsorship by hosting an open mic music show. MOAM was here for one of these last year, and it was a lot of fun.
Our special guest host will be Rock on Radio’s Danny Coleman. Kevin McGowan will be our sound man.
MOAM members get 10% off all merchandise in the store (excluding sale items) so bring your membership card. This is also a food drive for all, so don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food donations!
MOAM OPEN MIC FORMAT – Each performer is allowed 3 songs or 12 minutes (whichever comes first). You may only sign up for ONE 12-minute time slot. Twelve minutes is the TOTAL time on and off stage. All times are APPROXIMATE.
This time, we’ve chosen CLOTHES TO YOU as our theme, which means you should do at least two songs that have to do with our theme, plus one more song (cover or original). Your chosen theme songs can be anything that have to do with fashion, clothing or shoes. Even uniforms and the people who wear those uniforms. You can do BELL BOTTOM BLUES or DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS or BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER. Maybe Elvis Costello’s THE ANGELS WANT TO WEAR MY RED SHOES. How about YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI or SHARP DRESSED MAN? You could try some oldies like BLUE VELVET or A WHITE SPORT COAT (AND A PINK CARNATION) or BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS. The possibilities are practically endless!
Support for other performers is a priority for MOAM, so please show up early and stay late. There will be a grand finale song (Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins & Elvis Presley) for everyone to share at the end of the event. Plan to stay for the finale. Lyric and chord sheets will be available for this song. Here’s a video if you want to brush up on the lyrics.
Admission is $5 donation at the door or $3 with two non-perishable food donations. Proceeds to benefit FULFILL, formerly known as the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
You do NOT need to be a member of MOAM to sign up for this open mic. However, they offer sign-ups online to MOAM members first. If you would like to become a MOAM member (and take advantage of the member discount at Backward Glances!), go to this link and join.
Want to sing at the “Clothes to You” open mic? Sign up here!