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The Jam'n Java Open Mic and Coffeehouse, open Fridays every month, performs its sets at the Kickstand Cafe. The next is set for Feb. 5, with Aunt Mimi.


Jam'n Java Open Mic

Friday, Feb. 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Kickstand Cafe, 594 Mass. Ave.


Come listen to talented local performers or sign up to play. All are welcome. Admission is free.

Performer signup process 

  • Sign up 6:00 - 6:30 to to be assured a spot to play. Playing order will be randomly assigned.  
  • Open mic performers get to perform one or two songs each depending upon the number of people that sign up to play.
  • Anyone arriving after 6:30 will be added to the performer list in the order that they sign up.
Open mic performers range from individuals simply wishing to share their music with others to aspiring local performers looking for a venue to try out new material and polish their performance skills.

Each month we also have a feature act that performs a 30 minute set.Our featured acts showcase some of the finest local acoustic performers in the area. For More Information:

Upcoming Jam’n Java Open Mic Dates and Featured Performers

The Harmonators –  Friday, March 4, 2016

Woody Carpinella – Friday, April 1, 2016

The Wicked Pickers – Friday, May 5, 2016

Cosy Sheridan - Friday, June 3, 2016

Learn more about upcoming and past featured performers. The Featured Performer section of our web site includes information about performers, links to their websites as well as information about where you can purchase their CDs.

Directions to Jam'n Java Open Mike at Kickstand Cafe

Located on Mass. Ave, in Arlington Center, The Jam'n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe is easy to get to by car or public transportation. There's ample parking at Kickstand Cafe and on the street.  Directions

Smile When You’re on Stage! 

-Each month we post photos from the past open mic on our Facebook page. 

We try to get them posted within a week of each open mic. 

Join us on Facebook.  Be part of our Facebook  community. Share your thoughts and ideas. Keep up on whats happening in the acoustic open mic scene. “Like Us” if you like what you see.

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Volunteers Needed!

It takes a village to make our open mic happen.  Well, at least a few dedicated people!  If you would like to be a part of the Jam'n Java Open Mic, email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide contact information and tell us a little about yourself. We are currently looking for someone to run our sound board.

Aunt Mimi
Feb. 5
featured act

Aunt Mimi (Steven Malatesta and Dermot Whittaker) are an audience pleasing duo that combines tight harmonies, varied guitar arrangements, and a wide range of styles in a way that keeps audiences listening and anticipating the next tune.

Their huge repertoire includes American rock ballads, British pop, folk, and country songs from the present day and going back to the 1950’s. They sing favorites as well as lesser known gems by artists as diverse as, Guster, the Everly Brothers, Counting Crows, Gillian Welch, Elvis Costello, Gordon Lightfoot, the Jayhawks, and, the Beatles.

About the Jam'n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Cafe

The Jam’n Java Open Mic was established to provide a free, live music venue for the Arlington community and a supportive environment for area performers.  Now in its sixth year, it was the inspiration of Stephanie Marlin-Curiel and is currently hosted by Mark Sandman, Joe Burns Dianne "De" Iannitelli and Glen Woodworth.  A special thank you to the owners and Staff of the Kickstand Cafe for providing a home and for their support of the Jam'n Java Open Mic. 

This announcement was published Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.


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