Note that there will be no Open Stage on Canada Day, Monday, July 1.
The Spirit of Rasputin’s Open Stage runs Monday nights at Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. at Tweedsmuir, about five blocks west of Island Park Dr. The session runs from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. A random drawing is held at 6:40 pm to determine the order of performance. Each performer typically plays two songs, and using this format, we can fit in 12 to 15 performers each evening, with two short breaks. There is no cover charge.
The Rasputin’s Open Stage has a history that goes back to 1981. It is presented in a distinctive listening environment where we give each song and each performer the attention they deserve. The performers and audience love it. Come out and listen in, or perform a song or two yourself.
The Spirit of Rasputin’s Folk-along Jam takes place on Tuesday nights at the Vimy Brewing Company, 145 Loretta Avenue North, from 7:00 pm to about 10:00 pm.
It is an acoustic open jam, where musicians sit in a circle and take turns leading songs of their choice. While the jam sessions are not structured as a performance, everyone is always welcome to come and listen in, or join in the circle to play or sing. If you’d like to lead a song everyone might not know, or one of your own, chord sheets come in handy.
For information about the jam, or to be placed on the mailing list, contact Paul Spafford at firstname.lastname@example.org.