Palm Coast: Open Mic Night

 All photos provided by author Drew C. Miller during his attendance at Open Mic Night on Monday, January 18, 2016.

All photos provided by author Drew C. Miller during his attendance at Open Mic Night on Monday, January 18, 2016.

By Drew C. Miller | Creative Media Director

A group of local Saint Simons Island residents banded together just over 7 and half years ago and began hosting open mic night at Palm Coast Coffee, located in Saint Simon’s Pier Village. Through the course of the years, Open Mic at Palm Coast has proven to be a magnetic force above all other events in the surrounding sleepy beach town. The happening attracts the best of vibes and equally the most interested and interesting people from all walks of life. Most importantly, the event offers refuge from your bad case of the Mondays.  

The event has served as a community center of sorts for those seeking out something worthwhile to do, and good people to converse with. From about 8:30 p.m. until around midnight each Monday evening, singers, songwriters, poets, DJs, spoken word artists, instrumentalists, comedians, musicians and other forms of artists and their artistry permeate the stage, which is located either inside or outside according to the weather. 

Art covers the walls inside the coffee shop and hangs from the trees outside in the courtyard. The coffee shop boasts an array of baked goods and top-notch offerings of a number of different specialty teas and coffees. For those of us who imbibe, the indoor bar features a selection of great draft beer choices pertaining to the season at hand, as well as liquor and wine.  

Host, emcee, and performer Anthony Stubelek says “the event is fun and gets me out of the house. Above all, I like providing a good place for people to enjoy and meet musicians, and make new friends.” 

Go out to Palm Coast Monday night and support your local scene, and meet some fresh faces.