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The Library’s First-Ever Open Mic Night Uncovers Local Talent !

The Library’s First-Ever Open Mic Night Uncovers Local Talent !

Posted October 01, 2008


Next Open Mic Night on October 16 at 7pm. Registration required - winner will be awarded prize.

Congratulations to Steve Gartzman, winner of The Library’s first-ever Open Mic Night. Mr. Gartzman, a Rutgers University student, was the recipient of a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card. He performed his own original music and cover songs on an acoustic guitar. Gartzman explained that he used to participate in other area Open Mic Nights, but many have since been discontinued, and new ones have been hard to find. He was thrilled to find that The Library is filling this void.

The Library has since learned that Middlesex County has many talented people that are in need of a venue to showcase their performances.  In response, we are expanding our Open Mic Night series throughout the fall and into the winter months. The next Open Mic Night will be on October 16th at 7 p.m. in the Library Café. Registration for performers is required and can be done either online or at the information desk. Performance spots are filling up quickly, so we advise you to register as soon as possible.

All participants are invited to bring their original poetry, monologues, comedy or musical acts to share with their peers. Audience members will vote for a favorite act and the winner will receive a prize. Material must be appropriate for an open, public forum and limited to 15 minutes per participant. All performers will receive a free beverage from the Café.

The Library will be continuing their popular Open Mic Night series with additional scheduled dates on November 20th and December 30th, 7-9pm. For more information or to register, please call 732-390-6767.