The Meeting House Stage is a monthly open mike, normally held on the second Friday of each month at the Rindge Meeting House, located in Rindge Center at 6 Payson Hill Road, Rindge, New Hampshire.
Like last year, this July’s Meeting House Stage will be held outdoors at the Rindge Historical Society Museum (24 School Street) on Saturday, July 4, at 1:00 pm. The Historical Society Museum is located on School Street, about 100 yards east of the Meeting House. The address is 24 School Street, Rindge, NH.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, tell you friends and neighbors, and plan on some great music. We’ll go without a feature performer this month, so each open mike performer will be able to play an extra song or two, depending on how many musicians sign up. After we’ve worked through the list, if there’s time we’ll shut down the PA and have a good old-fashioned song circle!
The Museum will be open before and during the Meeting House Stage!
This is a great opportunity to come check out all the great artifacts in Rindge’s Historical Society Museum. Thanks to the generosity of the musicians and audience members who come to The Meeting House Stage, the museum has the funds to pay for the much needed preservation of many important papers and textiles!
Strawberry Shortcake and Lemonade will be served.
How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and music begins at 7:00 pm. Performers are encouraged to sign up for an open mike slot. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Typically each performer will either play 3 songs or 15 minutes (whichever comes first). If we have a large number of performers sign up, the slots will be reduced to 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first).
Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like all things in life, there are Rules. Each month we will have a feature performer who will get a longer, 30-minute slot. Check out our Calendar to see who will be featured at our coffeehouse in the coming months.
Equipment: We have a small PA, four microphones, and two direct inputs for instruments that provide sound reinforcement. A nice old upright piano is available for use as well.
Dates: Usually held on the second Friday of each month. Consult the Calendar page to make sure that the open mike is being held during any particular month. Occasionally we may need to move the date for a given month, depending on availability of the venue. For example, in October we’ll always be on the third Friday, and in July we are typically outdoors at the Rindge Historical Society on the first Saturday.
6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire
Click here for map and directions.
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