Pale Fire is hosting a weekly open mic night on Tuesdays from 9pm-12am. The stage is open to musicians, poets, comedians, etc. with a local musician featured each week.
Sign up at the bar as early as 8pm. Performers will take the stage in order of sign up, but order can be altered at the hosts discretion. First performer goes on at 9pm, with the last performer taking the stage before 12am. We recommend signing up early if you want to guarantee your chance to perform.
Musical acts can play up to three songs each, but may be given more or less at the host's discretion if sign ups are particularly heavy or light on any given evening - or if the crowd loves you and they clearly want more!
Poets and comedians have 10 minutes maximum to perform.
Musical acts are limited to three performers on stage at a time. No drums kits or full bands unless previously agreed upon.
Singers and rappers can perform to pre-recorded tracks as long as the music is original. This is not a karaoke night! If you are bringing pre-recorded tracks, make sure they can be played from a mobile device with a 1/8” output. No thumb drives, hard drives or other USB devices.
Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV.
Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team.
Things get going at 8pm sharp, but come early to grab a table and have dinner delivered from nearby restaurants. (Looking at you Boboko Indonesian Cafe, Foodbarfood Harrisonburg, and Rocktown Kitchen!)
Attention green thumbs and crazy plant people! It's time to divide and propagate those house plants because we're hosting a plant swap. If you love house plants, but you have countless pots of the same plant, then this event is for you.
A few things to know... • Submissions are limited to 10 per person and the number of plants you bring is the number of new-to-you plants to take home. • The swap is restricted (this time) to house plants. Please no outdoor plants or seeds. • Plants can be in water or soil, but must be in containers that can go home with each plant. • Plants should be healthy and pest free! • Label your plants! The more information you can provide for each plant, the better. This includes name and care instructions. • Registration & plant drop-off will be Friday (hours TBD) and Saturday 1-1:45pm. The exchange will start at 2pm.
Golden Ratio Clay Works, Kassy Newman Ceramics, and To Dwell Well will be here to help you find a beautiful pot or hanger for your new plant.
We're also working with Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp! All proceeds from leftover or donated plants goes directly to Still Meadows, so please consider dropping off an additional plant or two.
RAWLS (Harrisonburg, VA) listentoRAWLS.com Living in the mountains of Harrisonburg, VA, RAWLS (Taylor Bess) blends influences from Bon Iver to Sylvan Esso to create a space that both challenges and comforts through an amalgamation of method-style performance and genuine vulnerability. Vocals at times tender and at others explosive express themes of peace and tension over synth-driven melodies, spaced-out guitars, and eclectic rhythms.
David Dondero www.davedondero.com David Dondero has done all kinds of work in his life. He's been a carpenter, a cook, a trucker, a bartender in Alaska, a drummer in This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, a solar panel installer, a day laborer, a record store clerk, and a gas pumping attendant in New Jersey, but at the end of the day he's a songwriter.
He released his 9th album Inside the Cat's Eye in January 2017 via Koschke Records, a label based in Corvallis, Oregon.
In December 2017 Austin, Texas label Keeled Scales released his second album, 1999's Spider West Myhskin and a City Bus on vinyl for the first time ever.
In 2006, NPR's "All Songs Considered" named him one of the 10 Best Living Songwriters.
It's an anniversary/birthday show with The Judy Chops! Pale Fire Brewing Company is celebrating four years, and Reverend Bill Howard is celebrating a few more.
8PM & FREE!!!
More details about the Pale Fire anniversary party here: Pale Fire is FOUR!
For the past decade The Judy Chops have been wowing audiences with their deft musicianship and high-energy live shows. This seven piece band comprised of family and friends has evolved from a Shenandoah Valley favorite into one of the hottest acts in the Virginia music scene. Their unique take on Americana is a fusion of modern and vintage musical styles, blending elements of swing, blues, rock, and soul for a sonic experience Huffington Post calls 'genre-defying!'
Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays modern folk music that reflects the landscape it comes from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town.
Since its formation in 2013, Tough Old Bird has released two full-length albums and two EPs, and has taken its music to coffee shops, listening rooms, music clubs, dive bars, campgrounds and front porches across the United States. On May 19th Tough Old Bird released "Where The Great Beasts Are Buried," a sparse new collection of 6 songs recorded at home between June and December 2016.
The core of Tough Old Bird’s sound comes from Matthew Corrigan’s intricate acoustic guitar work, and from the voice and nimble harmonica playing of Nathan Corrigan, who holds a degree in literature and brings a poetic sensibility to the duo’s lyrics. Accents of accordion and waves of electric guitar give Tough Old Bird a sound that is at once modern and ancient.