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The Jam'n Java Open Mic and Coffeehouse, open Fridays every month for 13 years, has been on a Covid-19 break from the Kickstand Cafe since March 2020, but shows continue virtually, this time at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3.

Log in to SignupGenius to sign up to perform or attend the Jam'n Java Virtual Open Mic >>

 The deadline to sign up is the end of the day, Thursday, June 2, the day before the virtual open mic.

 Performer sign up is limited to the first 25 performers to sign up. We have increased the number of performer slots form 20 to 25, but don't delay, performer slots can  fill up quickly. The playing order for performers will be randomly determined prior to the virtual open mic.

There is no limit on the number of listeners who can sign up.

Once you have logged into SignUpGenius using the URL above, Click on the Sign Up button for either Performer or Listener, then click the Submit and Sign Up button on the bottom of the page.

Sounding your best on Zoom

Learn how to set up Zoom audio settings for performing and listening to music and for information on USB microphones and about latency. 

Zoom Audio Settings for Open Mic.pdf

About the Jam'n Java Open Mic

Visit our website >>  Be part of our Facebook  community. Share your thoughts and ideas. Keep up on what's happening in the acoustic open mic scene. “Like Us” if you like what you see. If you have notes for the Master of Ceremonies to say, put them in the "Anything to tell us?" comments field.

We are using the Zoom videoconferencing platform. On the morning of the virtual open mic, we will send an email to everyone who signed up in SignupGenius with the URL, a meeting ID, and a password to join the virtual open mic on Zoom.

The playing order for performers will be randomly determined prior to the virtual open mic.

If possible, especially, if you are performing, you should log into Zoom from a PC or MAC. There are features in Zoom to optimize audio quality that do not work on mobile iOS devices.

The Jam’n Java Open Mic was established to provide a free, live music venue for Arlington and surrounding communities and a supportive environment for area performers. 

Now in its 13th year, it was the inspiration of Stephanie Marlin-Curiel and is currently hosted by Mark Sandman and Joe Burns, with the assistance of Dianne "De" Iannitelli, Glen Woodworth, Gary Goldsmith, Ken Karnofsky and Gene Albert.

A special thank you to the owners and staff of the Kickstand Cafe for providing a home for us and for their support of the Jam'n Java Open Mic. 

This news announcement was published May 23, 2022.