Many new open stages have a modest start, a few people come out, words gets around and the event gradually builds a following. Not so with this newest addition to the Guelph “shared music” scene. The inaugural open mic at the Magnolia Café, hosted by Ian Reid, was launched with a full complement of players and listeners – every seat filled! If the first night is any indication, this is definitely a “listening room”. The audience was everything you’d want (attentive, appreciative, supportive), the music was entertaining and the food was delicious.
The open mic will continue every Tuesday 7-9pm (sign up starts at 6:30), $2 cover if you’re not performing. Congrats, Ian, on a great opening night!
[Magnolia Café, 88 Yarmouth Street, Guelph; Tuesday 7-9 pm, $2 cover unless performing]