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EAC's Next Open Mic is Slated for May 26; April Photo Gallery is Here

Eastport Arts Center’s next Open Mic will be held Friday, May 26 from 6-8 pm. The event, which has run monthly since January, has grown steadily, and each evening is a lively mix of 10-minute music and spoken word acts, with always some surprises. An array of snacks and hot beverages are provided in a casual coffeehouse-style atmosphere. Those interested in performing may sign up at the event for a 10-minute slot. A limited number of slots will be available for those who’d prefer to sign up in advance. Please send any questions about your act or inquiries about signing up by email to info@eastportartscenter.org. Admission and refreshments are free; donations will be gratefully accepted.

The May event has been made possible by Captain’s Quarters, an elegant downtown Eastport accommodation hosted by Jim Riccio via AirBnb. “Super host” Riccio’s listing boasts 78 5-star reviews, which make mention of his beautifully furnished and decorated home, warm demeanor, luxury linens, artwork collection and the peaceful nights guests enjoyed in the private room with en suite bath. More information may be found here. Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional. 

Scroll on for some moments from last month's Open Mic at EAC!

Attendees enjoy Open Mic 'regular' Steve Schmitt's rendition of "Blue Velvet" at the April event.

John Hylas Smith delighted the crowd with a set of ultrashort tunes, just one verse and chorus each, to fit many flavors into the 10-minute Open Mic slot!

Kayla Heckart told the audience it was her first time playing an open mic, but we all found that hard to believe.

17-year-old Shead High student Audrey Andrews dazzled with her vocals!

Open Mic regular Micah Winship always engages the room!

Local bandmates Arthur Lindemanis (from left), Clifton Moser, Duane Ingalls and Marc Perez, who with Kurt Andresen perform as The Lamp Lighters, played a dreamy rendition of "Like I Used To" by Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten.

Manuela Brice's set included Beyonce's "Halo" and others.

Anne Leaver read excerpts from her autobiographical "Cars" series, and promised to share more at a future event!

Dan Cashore capped off the night with his digeridoo!


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