Well we finally tried it with no featured performer. We did have a full list of 17 open stage performers. A special thanks to the crew that helped out big time, including Jim Galway who engineered the sound. NEXT MONTH: We plan to do the same, all “Open Stage” format. As a result we will start the Open-stage at 8:00 p.m. sharp and we will have time for a short half-time break.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: on the need to ensure that when you perform that you are expected to be fully prepared in advance, with your musical instrument tuned and your songs ready to go. All of the performers averaged out to less than 10 minutes. We were able to hear every performer who signed up, perfom 2 numbers if they wished and finished the program by 11:00 p.m. because of that.
On Friday February 18, 2011 the Open stage performers were:
David Maranta, Nathan Hew – NEW, Dan Hergott, Jay Collins, Don Sawchuk – NEW, Randy Ouillette, Jakki Annerino, Barry Cull, Lynn Kirby, Dan Kearney, Then we took a short Break.
After the break we heard from: Bob McLean, Bob Dyke, John Stroud, Jim Galway, Cam and Pat, Wayne Cheater, Nicole Coward & David Skura – NEW