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Delayed by Blizzard, Vineyard's Open Stage Returns Saturday

Snowed out on its original first Friday date of Jan. 3, the monthly open mic is taking place this Saturday instead. At $5 to listen or play, it's well worth checking out.

Alex's Place has all the lights and sound equipment you'd expect in a nightclub, but in a substance-free, welcoming all-ages environment. (Submitted photo)
Alex's Place has all the lights and sound equipment you'd expect in a nightclub, but in a substance-free, welcoming all-ages environment. (Submitted photo)
Great news from Tony Lombardi of Alex's Place at the Y

"Alex's has decided, with the encouragement of our community, to schedule a special Community Open Stage on Saturday, January 11 beginning at 8 p.m. All members of the community are welcomed to perform as always. Doors open at 7. Claim a spot beginning at 7:30 p.m. Each set limited to two pieces please.
Alex's Place is located as part of the YMCA of MV across from the regional high school."

Want to know more about the open stage? Here's what we wrote about it last month in an article titled "All-Ages Open Stage Puts Islanders in the Spotlight:"

If you enjoy live entertainment, but haven't yet been to an Open Stage at Alex's Place, you owe it to yourself to stop by.

Here's what you might find: 
  • Warm, fresh pizza and cookies straight from the oven;
  • A comfortable, substance-free performance space;
  • A professional staff with up-to-date sound and lighting equipment;
  • Astonishingly talented Islanders young and old.
This is no "Community Auditions." The performers may often be young and sometimes nervous, but their talents come through. And unlike some open mic nights you may have attended, participants tend to stay all evening and listen to each other instead of rudely departing after their turn in the spotlight.

Last month (November) at the open stage, Patch enjoyed: 
  • Rock played by teens and tweens who surprised us with their chops;
  • A captivating Celtic string trio led by Island musician and educator Brian Weiland on fiddle, with his son on cello and daughter on electric harp; 
  • and a showstopping performance by 15-year-old singer-songwriter Nate D'Angelo, who called up recollections of Phil Ochs and the very young Bruce Springsteen with his wordy, original folksongs.
Admission is $5 to listen or perform; snacks are free. Alex's Place is located at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, 111R Edgartown Road.

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