blue lantern on main 'lucky draw open mic' returns in 2016
Saturday, September 10th will bring the fourth ANNUAL 'Lucky Draw Open Mic' night to the CoBACH building. Once again, we will open the doors at 8:00 to begin sign-up and jammin' for any musician that would like to perform on our stage. Those who do perform will put their names in the hat for the lucky draw at the end of the evening. We had additional prizes this past year, and hope to have the same this year! You must be present at the end of the evening to be eligible to win! We were delighted to have seasoned musicians, and novice musicians that came out to perform on our stage. This family-friendly-no-cost-to-attend has become a favorite of those who come downtown for the fabulous show at the Blues and BBQ fest. It's a good opportunity to sit down, relax and see some homegrown talent on our stage. No judging, no critique, just good music played by people who love to perform (or might just be a first time performer).... This is the fourth time we have presented this event, and as they were leaving, people were asking us to be sure to do it again! So, here we are, in 2016 planning it again. Mark your calendar and plan to come......start practicing your song or show, and join us for this fun filled evening.
For those who may not know it, back in proabition days, there was a speakeasy over on Fonda Lake that was quite popular with some of Detroits most notorius mob type charachters. The name of the speakeasy was the 'Blue Lantern'......when Brighton's Own Livingston Players decided to begin musical concerts and presentations, we thought it would be a nice gesture to carry on the history of the Blue Lantern and name our music series after it (hint: if you ever go to WILSON MARINA showroom out on Grand River, read the story on the wall about Mr.Wilson and his wife.........you'll learn even more about the Blue Lantern history)..... anyway.......... under the heading of Blue Lantern On Main, our group has brought some great performers to the CoBACH building for presentations. Thru the generosity of our patrons and our sponsors, we have been able to keep our ticket prices low and affordable for the whole family.
No concerts planned for this year, but the LUCKY DRAW OPEN MIC lives on!!! Perhaps a LipSync event may happen too???? Kareoke at the CoBACH on a late summer evening? You never know what might pop up..... but you'll want to keep coming to our webpage to check out the CURRENT PERFORMANCES section and be sue to mark your calendar for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th during the downtown Blues and BBQ fest. It's a MUST ATTEND event!
Past performances at Blue Lantern on Main Series
Open Mic Lucky draw 2012, 2013,2014
- Kitty Donohoe with David Mosher - www.KittyDonohoe.com
- The Award Winning Bluegrass master Jason Dennie and local talent Nikki Holland.
- Craig Porter (and friends) with Fun music of all kinds and local talent Jim Chez.
- Generations! "Folk Frenzie" music to make you smile and local talent Pete Kleemann.
- Renowned recording artists and performers Annie and Rod Capps and local talent Trish Lloyd.