Open mic event in Mount Morris


MOUNT MORRIS – Fulfilling its role as one of Northern Illinois’ most progressive music venues, the Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 485 E Hitt St., will once again host the Songwriters Open Mic held on the third Friday of each month. 

This month’s date of Oct. 19 is joined by Nov. 16, and a Christmas Finale on Dec. 21 to round out the 2018 schedule.

The Songwriters Open Mic produced by Jerry Tice of the renowned Mountain Grass Band and co-hosted by star performer Ruth Ann Lillstrom will showcase original musical or lyrical compositions performed by the creating artist. No covers. No accompanyist. All material must be family friendly.

A new feature, Tips on Tunes, offering assistance on chord progression, arrangements, and presentation will be a feature of this month’s show. 

Each performer gets two songs and no more than 10 minutes. Sound is provided, but no complicated set-ups or processors. Each event will run from 7 p.m. to 9:30 pm. Performer check-in is 6:30 p.m. Performance order will be drawn at 6:50 pm.

It seems that there are many original compositions among our Northern Illinois musicians.

The Mt. Morris Moose Family Center has an extensive menu of food and beverage so arrive hungry and thirsty and ready for original music.

Details are available from Jerry Tice at 815-449-2660.