York Region Open Mic has never been just an Open Mic
Since 2012 we have not only brought residents of Richmond Hill to the music, we have brought music to Richmond Hill and BEYOND!
We regularly participated in events including, Local Vocals showcase concerts, charity fundraisers, politician’s picnics, the three day Summer Carnival at Times Square, the Jazz Fest in Newmarket, Cosmofest, Richmond Hill Arts Council Buskerfest, Business association awards nights and celebrations, Private parties, Youth choir initiatives, and our weekly musical showcase series at Turtle Jack’s on Vogell Road.
And over the years we have also hosted regular weekly Open Mics at Big Daddy’s, Yogi’s, Hanna's, The Grill, La Sicilian, the Falcon and Firkin, London Pub, Turtle Jacks Vogell, and our twice-weekly open mic stage in Starbucks at the one and only Cosmo Music Store.
York Region Open Mic has always welcomed anyone and everyone, all ages and any genre, from 6 years old to 6 piece bands. We supplied a full backline at our flagship venues and separate sign up sheet for drummers. No other Open Mic gave you more stage time. So many folks made their debut performance on one of our stages during the past decade, some going on to make music their career. Many others found their musical soulmates and built a band, myself included.
Treeline will be back into the studio for our second CD as soon as we are able.
So, until the entertainment universe reopens, what do we do? How do we grow? How do we connect with each other in a socially distant world? How do we support live music if we can’t be the live music? How do we play live without an intimate audience to energize our performance?
Have you got any ideas?
Please submit a comment (click the orange box) so we can start a community discussion (where feedback is a good thing!) and carry on the conversation when the world wakes up again.
In the meantime, join our biweekly Virtual Open Mic – The YROM VOM – on Facebook every Sunday and Wednesday from midnight to midnight. Our platform is open to the world – you can join us from anywhere on the planet! We have never had more time to practice, and learning how to make better videos of yourself playing will be a valuable skill to develop. Your song will be posted here on this website under the Virtual Open Mic tab up top. Share it with your friends and family. Watch your peers and maybe make new friends.
Join us now on Saturday nights for our live music showcase as an audience member, and next time staring you!! Limited engagement!
York Region Open Mic has always been about providing a friendly platform for people who might not have had the chance to share their music before, and offer our audience the opportunity to experience new talent they might never otherwise see.
The mission statement of York Region Open Mic, our vision and purpose, is to organize as many community opportunities as possible for as many artists as possible to share their talent with as much of the community as possible.Those opportunities are changing as we speak!
Local and Worldwide!
Keeping our community together and growing!
Every Sunday and Wednesday our Mic will be open from midnight for 24 hours for you to post a song!
Make sure you are on the correct page and that you post in the comment section of that day’s prompt!
Solo, Duo, Bands…..