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The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since the opening of The Center years ago. And we could try to describe this event by mentioning all the significant songwriters and talented musicians who have played and sung and captured a special moment in time.

But the TCAN Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night isn't about individuals so much as it is about a community. Everyone is welcome to perform – the event starts at 8pm but sign-up starts at 7:30pm.

Hosted alternate weeks by Mark Stepakoff.

Admission: non-member $5 member $0

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:00


Concert to be presented at Wilson Middle School

Sound & Spirit, Metrowest's multi-generational choral ensemble, presents "Celebrate Me Home."

Kick off the holiday season and celebrate with the group as they perform an eclectic mix of holiday songs -- from Handel to Elvis!

Concert to be held at Wilson Middle School.

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 15:00


"Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt that is the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician." --Wynton Marsalis

20-year-old saxophonist Grace Kelly won the 2012 Boston Phoenix Jazz category (4th year in a row). Last year, Kelly dominated not only the local jazz category, but the entire field of local and national nominees, beating out Lady Gaga, Amanda Palmer, and the Dropkick Murphys.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 20:00

Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party - B J Magoon & Driving Sideways

featuring Liz Rainoldi - vocals & percussion

No Cover

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/21/2012 - 19:30

WPI to Host Lecture, Concert Featuring the Music of Pepper Adams

Alden Memorial on the WPI campus

• 4 p.m. Lecture.
• 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk on the music to be performed.
• 7:30 p.m. Concert begins. That will be followed by a book signing and reception.

“Celebrating the Life and Music of Pepper Adams,” a jazz lecture and concert featuring the music of Pepper Adams (1930-1986), renowned jazz composer and baritone saxophone player. Jazz historian Gary Carner will talk about Adams’ life and music. Compositions from Adams’ works will be performed by the WPI Stage Band and Jazz Ensemble, including a piece rarely performed.

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 19:00
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 19:30

Folk Open Mic w/feature Annual Holiday Party

Tonight is our Annual Holiday Party! Bring some food, beverages, and a favorite song. This is always one of the best open mikes of the year.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 19:30

Jazz Show and Jazz Jam w/host Jesse Combs

Jesse currently studies jazz performance at the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut. We are calling his jam "Youth is Served" w/ Jesse Combs Band. His jam will be open to all as all of our jams are but we hope will attract many of our area high school and college age players to this one in particular.

Ticket Prices: $6 ($5 Mem)

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:00

Folk Open Mike w/feature Mark Small

Mark's live performances include many great traditional Delta Blues numbers with a Chicago Blues slant that transforms each tune into a tour de force. Included are the blazing flat-picking techniques that grabbed audiences in Mark's Bluegrass days; the hot slide guitar playing that creates a mood and timbre change in each set; and the showmanship that he has developed from 25 years of experience as a band front man.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 19:30

Cabaret Open Mic Feature: Matthew Romero; Pianist: Tom LaMark; Host: Leslie Holmes

Matt has performed, choreographed, and directed at many theatres in his native California and the greater Boston area. He was most recently seen in New Repertory Theatre's production of RENT, and before that as Angel in Dream Out Loud Productions' RENT at the BCA Plaza Theater, a performance that earned him an IRNE award nomination. Other favorite credits include Mickey in Blood Brothers (EMACT Award, Best Lead Actor in a Musical) with Marblehead Little Theater.

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 19:00

Jazz Show & Jam w/host Ted Knowlton, piano

"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken & I (Ted) have been around longer than the other Jazz Jam musicians. We are probably not as "out of the box" (that's Michael's favorite term) as some of the younger musicians hosting the Jam, but we bring a wealth of jazz experience to the party." And, we love "out of the box" folks to jam with. Give us your freedom of expression; we give you a solid base of jazz experience. You draw us out; we draw you out!

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:00


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