Take your music to the masses
Why play Open Stage at the Ark? Do it to be heard. Do it so you know you can. Do it to take your music to the masses. Tremendous local performers like Dick Siegel, Chris Buhalis, and Matt Watroba spent time honing their craft on Open Stage audiences. Even nationally recognized talents like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gilda Radner, and David Alan Grier paid their dues here. If youre not interested in getting on stage tonight, get your practice in at being a great audience member and observer of new music. Doors open at 7:30; names drawn at 7:45 and 8:30 for two-song (eight-minute) sets. If you don't get drawn, you go to the front of the queue for the next Open Stage.