Mattapoisett Museum hosts open mic night

Jul 23, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — The town’s talents were on display on Friday, July 23 as the Mattapoisett Museum hosted an open mic night featuring a variety of singers, songwriters, and musicians of all ages.

Though it was only the second such event held at the museum, the show’s organizer Jeff Angeley said that it will continue monthly, usually on the third Friday of each month, unless another event supersedes it.

This month’s show featured about 10 acts — mostly soloists with a few duos — who played up to two songs each, however future shows may vary.

As one musician Mike Shea put it: “Two songs, I wasn’t expecting that. On judgement day you only get one.”

While all of the performances at the show were musical, Angeley said they don’t have to be. The show is billed as “radically inclusive” and is open to all genres and all ages.

Angeley’s two kids even performed at the event, his son Silas, 8, accompanying him on the piano and his daughter Penelope, 11, playing fiddle.

More musical events may also be in store for Mattapoisett. Angeley said that Old Time Fiddle Sessions, which was held at the museum during Harbor Days weekend will also be a monthly fixture.

“Thanks so much to the Mattapoisett Museum for letting us use their beautiful sounding building,” he said after the performance.