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At The Minstrel Open Stage, acoustic musicians perform for welcoming and supportive audiences. Unlike most open mics, which are held in noisy bars and restaurants, Minstrel Open Stage performers play for a devoted listening audience in a unique setting featuring a state of the art sound system and all performances are streamed live via Concert Window. And every performer receives a free DVD of their performance.

The Minstrel Open Stage is held on the 2nd Friday evening of each month at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship (http://www.muuf.org/), 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ,. Occasionally the Open Stage is rescheduled, so check the Minstrel calendar each month to be sure.

Sign in begins at 6:00pm on the night of the show. Curtain is at 7:30pm.

We sometimes hire Open Stage performers to become paid acts in the Minstrel Concert Series. For more information and instructions on how to secure an Open Stage performance slot, visit http://www.OpenStage.FolkProject.org

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The Minstrel OpenStage Featuring Ashlyn Visaggio

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

$10.00

Featured Act - Ashlyn Vissaggio The Minstrel Open Stage is the place where a diverse collection of acoustic musicians perform for a welcoming, supportive and attentive audience. We're a listening room, not a noisy bar! The Minstrel Open Stage is located at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship (http://muuf.org/) and is generally held on the 2nd Friday of each month, but please check The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series (http://www.folkproject.org/minstrel/minstrel.shtml) for schedule changes. Admission is $10.00 cover charge at the door and $5.00 for anyone under the age of twenty-one. Refreshments and fine baked goods are complimentary and available throughout the evening. Free-will donations are encouraged. Our New Format: Each OpenStage begins with a 20 minute set performed by a featured act selected from a previous OpenStage. The OpenStage is actually two stages run simultaneously. The Main Stage in the auditorium and the Terrace Room Cabaret, a smaller, more intimate space. This enables us to accommodate thirty performers. All those wishing to perform at the Open Stage should begin arriving at 6:00 pm on the night of the show to sign up to play. Up to thirty performers will play three songs (15 minute maximum). The evening culminates with a spirited Jam Session and performers are encouraged to stay to the end of the night to support the other players. In the past we've "discovered" new acts at our Open Stage who have then been offered a Featured Act at a future Open Stage and, in some cases, invited to be the Opening Act for the Minstrel Concert Series. Hope to see you soon at the Minstrel Open Stage!

The Minstrel OpenStage

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

$10.00

Featured Act tbd The Minstrel Open Stage is the place where a diverse collection of acoustic musicians perform for a welcoming, supportive and attentive audience. We're a listening room, not a noisy bar! The Minstrel Open Stage is located at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship (http://muuf.org/) and is generally held on the 2nd Friday of each month, but please check The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series (http://www.folkproject.org/minstrel/minstrel.shtml) for schedule changes. Admission is $10.00 cover charge at the door and $5.00 for anyone under the age of twenty-one. Refreshments and fine baked goods are complimentary and available throughout the evening. Free-will donations are encouraged. Our New Format: Each OpenStage begins with a 20 minute set performed by a featured act selected from a previous OpenStage. The OpenStage is actually two stages run simultaneously. The Main Stage in the auditorium and the Terrace Room Cabaret, a smaller, more intimate space. This enables us to accommodate thirty performers. All those wishing to perform at the Open Stage should begin arriving at 6:00 pm on the night of the show to sign up to play. Up to thirty performers will play three songs (15 minute maximum). The evening culminates with a spirited Jam Session and performers are encouraged to stay to the end of the night to support the other players. In the past we've "discovered" new acts at our Open Stage who have then been offered a Featured Act at a future Open Stage and, in some cases, invited to be the Opening Act for the Minstrel Concert Series. Hope to see you soon at the Minstrel Open Stage!

The Minstrel OpenStage

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

$10.00

Featured Act tbd The Minstrel Open Stage is the place where a diverse collection of acoustic musicians perform for a welcoming, supportive and attentive audience. We're a listening room, not a noisy bar! The Minstrel Open Stage is located at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship (http://muuf.org/) and is generally held on the 2nd Friday of each month, but please check The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series (http://www.folkproject.org/minstrel/minstrel.shtml) for schedule changes. Admission is $10.00 cover charge at the door and $5.00 for anyone under the age of twenty-one. Refreshments and fine baked goods are complimentary and available throughout the evening. Free-will donations are encouraged. Our New Format: Each OpenStage begins with a 20 minute set performed by a featured act selected from a previous OpenStage. The OpenStage is actually two stages run simultaneously. The Main Stage in the auditorium and the Terrace Room Cabaret, a smaller, more intimate space. This enables us to accommodate thirty performers. All those wishing to perform at the Open Stage should begin arriving at 6:00 pm on the night of the show to sign up to play. Up to thirty performers will play three songs (15 minute maximum). The evening culminates with a spirited Jam Session and performers are encouraged to stay to the end of the night to support the other players. In the past we've "discovered" new acts at our Open Stage who have then been offered a Featured Act at a future Open Stage and, in some cases, invited to be the Opening Act for the Minstrel Concert Series. Hope to see you soon at the Minstrel Open Stage!

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The Minstrel OpenStage

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

$10.00

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