Kent Folk - Open Stages

There are now a range of open stage / open mic. events in Kent, in a number of venues on different days of the week. New musicians are very welcome. CJ now runs quite a number of them - get her to sing herself - no longer just a drummer, she has developed a lovely voice.

Please do check the current month's
Open Stage news
for recent updates and late-breaking information.

KentFolk Music web page

CJ writes :
Hello, I am CJ - a Singer Songwriter, musician, workshop leader and organiser of open stages!!  At present, I am running two very successful nights but we always welcome new acts, whether you are a beginner or professional, any genre, any age (over 16!).
I have been running open stages for over 20 years and still find it so rewarding when I see people gaining confidence in performing, from coming to these events.  Many bands and friendships have also been formed as a result of these open mic nights, which is equally rewarding.
A full PA is provided (8 channels), along with 4 mics, guitars, a keyboard, Djembe, Cajon and CD/MP3 opportunities for backing tracks.  However, if you prefer to play un-plugged, that is also fine.
The evenings start at 8pm and finish at 11pm and acts get a minimum of 3 songs.  We have musicians available on the night to accompany any acts for example, guitarists, pianists, sax, percussionists, etc. 
So, I hope to see you on the LAST THURSDAY of every month, at The Imperial Hotel, Wincheap, Canterbury, and the LAST SUNDAY of every month, at The Unicorn, Bekesbourne (nr Canterbury).
Feel free to contact me on:
Mobile: 07961 113452
See my Website for further details:
cj x

The Unicorn Pub, now run by Martin, one-time Oyster Morris : A major new venue for Folk/Acoustic Evenings on every Sunday starting 8pm (BBQ from 7 pm) - Open Stage on Last Sunday of every month.
The Unicorn Pub, Bekesbourne Hill, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5ED. 01227 830210
Expect top quality musicians.