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Ellen Schmidt's Acton Jazz Café Open Mike
New Weekly Open Mike at the Acton Jazz Cafe starting Monday March 3rd at 6:30 p.m.!

Thanks to partners Gwenn Vivian and Josely for welcoming us! We are now all set for our new open mike which will be called "Ellen Schmidt's Open Mike at the Acton Jazz Café". We are very excited about this new opportunity and we hope all of you will come out and enjoy the venue when you can.

During the next two weeks there will be renovations going on as the performance area is moved to the other end of the room and will include a stage. They have a beautiful piano there and also B3 organ! Their full Tuesday through Sunday programs will continue through this month and then will be seven days a week starting on March 3rd at which time you'll see the open mike listed on their web site.

I have now rescheduled all the performers who were originally scheduled at Nourish and I've done some other bookings have been done as well. They are listed below.. Thanks to Dan Senie we now have a Facebook group which has taken the place of the old Nourish group.. I look forward to everyone's help. Some of you have contacted me about guest hosting. That's wonderful. I'll be in touch. In the meantime help me spread the word.

By the way menu looks very tempting! There are items at every price range and they have a large selection of beverages. There will be a door charge of $5.

Acton Jazz Café's new location - 5 Nagog Mall, Acton MA, 978-263-6161, www.actonjazzcafe.com, The open mike will run every Monday starting at 6:30. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door. Advance sign-up prior to noon of the day of the open mike at eschmidt01742@gmail.com or 978-369-8090. You may also show up before 6:15 at the door and be placed in the lottery drawing for performance order.

March 24 Folkapotamus / September Babies (Deborah Galiga)
March 31 Charlie Koch / Brad Meyer (Cosy Sheridan)
April 7 Ellen Schmidt with Seth Connelly, Hatrack Gallagher & Jackie Damsky
April 14 Dan Hart / JB Sweeney (tba)
April 21 Barry Spiro & Mike Delaney / Patrick Jones (Mike Delaney)
April 28 Jon Swenson / John Schindler (Gail Morse)
May 5 Steve Rapson & Hatrack Gallagher (The Proper Ladies)
May 12 Jon & Patti McAuliffe / George Deliyiannis (Kent Nierendorf)
May 19 Chris Lee / Doug Kwartler (Woody Carpinella & Mike Santoro)
May 26 John and Chris Boehmer
June 2 Jane Fallon / Rick Quimby with Bev Rodrigues
June 9 Steve Sadler and Jamie Walker
June 16 Junko Ogawa / The Kenny Selcer Band
June 23 Steve Pavao / Craig Sonnenfeld

The Emerson Umbrella, Concord
(note new room location)
Sundays 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. $5, free refreshments available

We are now based in the Old Musketaquid Room (room 111), which has been cleaned out, so there is more space for us.

40 Stow St., Concord. Sign up by phone 978-369-8090 or email eschmidt01742@gmail.com by noon of the day of the open mike, or arrive by 6:45 for lottery. Featured artists go on at 8:30. Mini-sets go on at 8:15.


Emerson Umbrella is located in Concord Center, reachable by Route 126, Route 2, and Route 62.

From Concord Center, stay on Main St. (route 62) until the Concord Library is directly ahead of you. Take the left fork onto Sudbury Rd. Take your first left onto Stow St.

From Route 2, take Route 62 towards Concord Center. Turn right onto Thoreau Street, and take your first left at the light onto Sudbury Rd. Take your second right onto Stow St.

Featured Artists
April 6 Carla Schwartz / Cooper & Kenneally (Amy Spillert)
May 4 Cheryl Perreault and Friends
May 18 Roslindale Open Mike Night
June 1 Michele Boulé / John Olivere (Mel Gluskin)
June 15 Oen Kennedy / Rob Siegel (Marilyn Rea Beyer)