Guest Host Larry Kyle leads off Open Mic Friday and will be followed by performers who sign up that night. Performers have the option to enter the juried songwriter’s competition held every open mic. Winners will perform at the Music Hall’s Season Finale Emerging Artist Showcase to be held in May. Admission is by a cash or check donation.
Doors open at 6:30 with sign-ups taking place then and throughout the evening, as space allows. Musicians typically play three songs each.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Budding performers, singer-songwriters and musicians of all genre are given an opportunity to perform in a supportive environment using cutting edge professional sound and lighting equipment.
Being a veteran and friend of the music scene, Larry Kyle has performed over the course of six decades starting in 1977! He has released five original albums in his brother’s-based blues group, DAMDOG. That is over seventy-five self-penned songs and has written hundreds more. Not only performing live with his band, he does justice to an acoustic solo and duo act in which he incorporates guitar, harmonica, vocals, foot percussion, slide guitar, kazoo and more to create a unique live show! With over 190 dates a year under his belt, his passion still burns hot. For further information visit https://www.facebook.com/larry.kyle.37.
Scheduling guest hosts for Open Mic Fridays is Coordinator Bryan Dickenson. Open Mics are held on the Friday night prior to Saturday’s National Stage concert.
The spring season continues with Joe Henson opening for Open Mic on April 14. Steve Watson leads off the 28th.
The Oswego Music Hall venue is located in the McCrobie Civic Center, on 41 Lake Street in Oswego, and is wheelchair accessible. It is adjacent to Breitbeck Park and overlooks Lake Ontario and the Oswego Harbor. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Light refreshments will be available.
Oswego Music Hall is a family-friendly, non-profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception over 40 years ago. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks. Students can also earn credit for community service. To volunteer, email Volunteer Coordinator Michael Moss at [email protected].
Find more information via the Oswego Music Hall website at https://www.oswegomusichall.org/, Facebook, Instagram, or email [email protected].
Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the governor and New York Legislature. Other major supporters are the City of Oswego and Shineman Foundation.
2023 Music Hall Calendar 45th Season
Open Mic Guest Host
- March 24 Larry Kyle
- April 14 Joe Henson
- April 28 Steve Watson
- March 25 Deeper Than Skin w/ Greg Greenway & Reggie Harris
- April 15 Loren Barrigar w/ his son, LJ Barrigar
- April 29 Burns Sisters Band
- May 13 Season Finale featuring Annie Sumi & Travis Knapp
The Hook Songwriter Series
- April 21 Cam Caruso, Gary Carpentier, & Tim Forbes