You’re invited to my Open Mic in Dracut, MA at the Boathouse on Wednesday, July 2. This is now an every-other-week event, so the next open mic after that will be on July 16. Please introduce yourself if you are from this forum!

If you’re not a solo/acoustic player, this is still a fun event to attend and a good opportunity to network with other musicians – maybe you’ll find that band member you’ve been looking for! The drinks are always flowing from bartender Trisha and the ******* is open with food from Chef Rob.


Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/734621409934996

This is an acoustic Open Mic, not a ‘jam’. Electric instruments are ok, but you don’t need to bring an amp, just plug into the PA. No drum kits, either, but hand drums are welcome. Duo/trio/band? No problem - there’s a 12 channel mixer. If you need more than 3 mics, let me know ahead of time.
3 song minimum, sign-ups start at 6:45, 7-11pm and we go in order of sign-up. Each week we have been getting 7 or more players/bands, but if there is time we’ll start a second round of songs for anyone interested. If you sign up, but can’t stick around until your chance to play, let me know and I’ll make sure you get up early next time you come. Photos and videos of all performers are taken and posted on Facebook. If you want a whole song videoed, let me know.

There’s a stage and a very good PA system. Cables, mikes and a music stand are provided. If you need to borrow an acoustic guitar, let me know when you get there.

If you’re a singer and would like a guitar to accompany you contact me at my email address below so we can figure out what songs we can do together.

If you would like to get updates on future Open Mics, reply with your email address, or email me directly at mikebirchmusic@yahoo.com Any questions, just ask!

Google Maps or GPS are likely to take you on a convoluted path to get to the club in Dracut. Here are the best routes:

From I-93
Exit 46, west 9.5 miles on Rte 110 towards Lowell. Stay on the road next to the Merrimack River (don’t turn off to the rotary leading across the river in Lowell to follow Rte 110), it becomes the VFW Highway at this point. Take a right on Mammoth Road (church on corner near you, McDonalds on other side), stay on Mammoth Road for 1.6 miles, through a blinking yellow light, through a 4-way stop with blinking red light. At 3rd traffic light bear left onto Nashua Rd. Go 1.2 miles, after sharp bend to the left, take left onto Tyngsboro Rd. The Boathouse is 0.7 miles on the left.

From Rte 3
Exit 35, east 2.5 miles on Rte 113 towards Lowell. After crossing the river, Rte 113 goes right. Left on Butterfield Rd (1st left after Tyngsboro Country Club). This is a short road, take a right at the end onto Sherburne, go 0.5 miles and take left on Willowdale Rd 1.5 miles. This becomes County Road, follow to end, left on Tyngsboro Rd, the Boathouse is 0.1 miles on left.
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