Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

The Next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage wil Be Friday, May 19 at 7:30 pm.

Posted by on May 1, 2023 | 0 comments

On Friday April 21st, We had a good ol’ Black Walnut Open Stage session with a good turnout of performers and listeners. There were 4 performers who had never performed at the Black Walnut before. Here’s a link to our Facebook post with some photos: The next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage will be Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:30pm. Doors open and sign-up for the open stage starts at 7:15pm.

April 21st PERFORMERS:
1 Richard Charboneau
2. Jake Willis
3. Barb Scott
4. Jack Cooper
5. Julie Simpson – NEW
6. Russell Scott & Ellen Forster – NEW
7. Carley Michael – NEW
8. Susan Koswan – NEW
9. Richard Reinhardt
10. David Maranta
11. Cam and Pat
12. Gordon Castle
13. Wayne Cheater
Read More

The Acoustic Open Stage will be back On Friday April 21, 2023

Posted by on Apr 17, 2023 | 0 comments

The Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre, 216 Mill Street in Kitchener on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm.  Doors open and performers’ sign-up starting at 7:15pm.  (If you miss this one, our next date is May 19th.)  

Thanks to everyone who helped to organize, performed, or just showed up last month at the Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage. It was St. Paddy’s and we were missing several of our organizers and regular attendees but we were treated to 10 great performances.  Our previous post included a list of the performers. 

A few things that we are expecting are:

1. Masks will not be mandatory, but encouraged;

2. To protect the club mics, performers must use removable foam pop filters (windscreens) which they will obtain, install, remove and keep for the next time.  We hope all performers will bring their windscreens that we gave out previously.  Now is probably a good time to hand wash the foam windscreens separately so the dye won’t stain any other stuff. They wash and air dry nicely.  We will try to keep a small supply of these available which we will sell for $1 each to cover our costs  AND

3. Anyone who has been recently exposed to or has symptoms of COVID, Flu, RSV or other contagious illness is directed to stay away. 

Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before.

The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:15 pm.  Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.
The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. The facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. 

Read More

The Next Acoustic Open Stage Night will be Friday April 21, 2023

Posted by on Mar 21, 2023 | 0 comments

March 17th Open Stage was fun. We were quite shorthanded in the technical department, but thanks to our dedicated volunteers taking on different tasks we pulled it off, I’ll post details later. Here’s a link to our Facebook post with some photos: 

We all pitched in and had an enjoyable, glitch-free evening. There were some Irish songs sung and some singing along. After a short break at about 9pm, several performers returned to the stage to do an extra song, which shows that we always make the most of an opportunity to have fun. Thanks to everyone who helped out and to everyone who performed or sat in the audience. Our next Open Stage date is Friday April 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm. The performers on March 17th were:

David Maranta

Graham Day – NEW

Ron Hammar

Russel Scott – NEW

Jakki Annerino

Barb Scott

Rick and Doug

Lawrence Cresswell

Richard Reinhardt

Arthur Wayne Cheater

Read More