• Hootenannies & Open Stage

Open Stage (4th Thursday)

Whether in-person or virtually, Swallow Hill’s Open Stage provides an opportunity for anyone to perform two songs. The number of performers is capped at 20 and artists are required to sign up in advance. The order of performers is announced once the list is full. For more than 20 years, Open Stage has been hosted by Ed McIlvain on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Though we can’t gather in person at this time, we still get together, virtually. Artists perform from the convenience of their own living room (or bedroom, basement, back porch, etc. as long as there’s a good Wi-Fi connection).

If you would like to perform or attend, sign up here via Eventbrite, by clicking the “Free” button on this page. The Zoom meeting details will be sent after registration.

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Best of Open Stage (3rd Friday of the Month)

Five artists chosen from previous open stage appearances each perform a 20-minute set during this showcase. This allows the artist to share more material and gives the audience an opportunity to more fully engage in each performance. Best of Open Stage is hosted by Dave Devitt on the third Friday of each month.

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Hootenannies (1st Friday of the Month)

Hootenannies are a combination of open stage, mass sing-along and a groovin’ good time. The “Hoot” is held on the first Friday of the Month and hosted by Harry Tuft. It’s a great place to learn new songs and hear old songs performed in new ways. Join us for this centuries-old tradition of sharing musical ideas with like-minded folks. Attend as a viewer or sign up to perform.

Registration is free on Eventbrite, with a recommended donation of $3. You can donate in conjunction with your registration, or by clicking here.

Sign up by clicking the “Register” button on this page (only sign up once per participant).

If you would like to perform, please email harrymtuft@gmail.com by end-of-day the Tuesday before the event.

If you would like to attend the Hoot as a viewer, registration will close at showtime. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the show.

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