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First Friday Coffeehouse kicks off season

By Staff | Aug 28, 2015

First Friday Coffeehouse will kickoff a10th season of live folk and roots music on Sept. 4 with The Big Open Mic at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown. Doors open for social time and sign-up at 7 p.m. All open mic participants should be there early to get a slot to perform three to five songs and possibly earn a future feature slot at one of the area`s premier listening rooms.

Subsequent First Friday Coffeehouses will have a feature performer, preceded by a one hour open mic. Since we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, some of the most popular artists who have performed at past First Friday shows will be returning this season.

The venue is well-known for musical excellence and an attentive audience. Performers representing a wide variety of roots genres come from all over the region and the United States. They perform in a candle-lit atmosphere with an excellent sound system and engineer. Several artists have commented that the venue is one of the best they have played at and an excellent opportunity for showcasing their talents. First Friday Coffeehouse is a not-for-profit venture in partnership with Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg. All proceeds go to feature artists and to help pay operating expenses. The Big Open Mic also helps defray expenses for the coming season.

Enjoy a great evening of music and fellowship. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Road. Martinsburg. A $10 donation per person is requested. For more information, contact Suzanne Malesic at 717-379-9812 or Steve Warner at 304-676-4422.