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JPL Open Mic Featuring "Music the Gathering"

  • Johnson Public Library 274 Main Street Hackensack, NJ (map)

From the Johnson Public Library auditorium in Hackensack, NJ, in association with Sketchprov Comedy and Howdy Stranger Improv, come showcase your skills at the JPL Open Mic! All acts welcome including stand-up, sketch, improv, and musical comedy.

OPEN MIC GUIDELINES

Sign Up takes place at 7:00 PM during the Featured Artist performance. Please come with a prepared act.

NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED, LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE, NO RESERVED SPOTS

Stand-Up Comedians - 5 to 7 Minutes

Musical Comedians - Maximum 2 Songs

Sketch Groups - Maximum 2 Sketches

Improv Groups - Maximum 2 Scenes/Scene Games


FEATURED ARTISTS

Inspired by scenario and strategy games, Music The Gathering is a band of musicians who use songs and the help of their audience to tell an epic story of fantasy and adventure! The band is comprised of musicians Asia Lupo, Marc Mills, and Olivia Harding with stories by Kevin Maphis. Designed like a choose-your-own-adventure story, the audience gets to make choices on what happens next in a tale presented to them by the musicians (i.e. should the hero follow the mysterious footprints into the woods, or turn back home and head toward the pub? It’s up to you!). The choices made by the audience will then dictate what song will come next in the set! With a vast repertoire of folk, traditional, world, and original music, the band uses their unique musical arrangements to further unfold the plot. The musicians become the characters in the story, and every song becomes a new piece of a much bigger adventure! The intricate stories, directed by the audience, will inevitably lead to the success or demise of the protagonist, with unforgettable characters, plot twists, laughs, games, and improvisation along the way. With a new story and new songs in every set, Music The Gathering allows audience members of any age to fully engage in the story by influencing the direction of the adventure, while the fierce performers use music to bring the story to life as it unfolds before the audience’s eyes!

Inspired by scenario and strategy games, Music The Gathering is a band of musicians who use songs and the help of their audience to tell an epic story of fantasy and adventure! The band is comprised of musicians Asia Lupo, Marc Mills, and Olivia Harding with stories by Kevin Maphis. Designed like a choose-your-own-adventure story, the audience gets to make choices on what happens next in a tale presented to them by the musicians (i.e. should the hero follow the mysterious footprints into the woods, or turn back home and head toward the pub? It’s up to you!). The choices made by the audience will then dictate what song will come next in the set! With a vast repertoire of folk, traditional, world, and original music, the band uses their unique musical arrangements to further unfold the plot. The musicians become the characters in the story, and every song becomes a new piece of a much bigger adventure! The intricate stories, directed by the audience, will inevitably lead to the success or demise of the protagonist, with unforgettable characters, plot twists, laughs, games, and improvisation along the way. With a new story and new songs in every set, Music The Gathering allows audience members of any age to fully engage in the story by influencing the direction of the adventure, while the fierce performers use music to bring the story to life as it unfolds before the audience’s eyes!

Earlier Event: February 22
JPL Open Mic Night
Later Event: March 29
JPL Open Mic Night