Guests can showcase their musical talents on Snook Haven's main stage this season.
Ever dreamed of singing, entertaining or playing music live on stage? Snook Haven, located at 5000 E. Venice Ave. in Venice, Fla., will give you your chance by hosting another Open Mic Night series this fall. Beginning Wednesday, October 2nd, the recurring event will occur each Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Open Mic Night will join the smokehouse's celebrated calendar of local live music and entertainment. The schedule features solo acts and bands who play everything from rock, country and Americana to bluegrass and banjos. Opening the stage to guests will add both fun and creative variety to its already vibrant lineup.
"Over the years, we've had several guests show up with instruments and ask to play," Snook Haven Manager Jenny Makowski said. "Many of our bands are generous enough to have accommodated these requests by allowing them to join them on stage.
"We thought we'd see what happened when we dedicated a night to it."
Open Mic Night is ideal for local singers and songwriters, solo acts and collaborative performances to come together to showcase their talents. The events will be emceed by musical stage personality BenJammin, who will also perform and entertain throughout the evening.
Though a microphone and PA system will be provided, guests must bring their own musical instruments. Upon arrival, participants are asked to please place their name on the sign up sheet by the stage, which will dictate the night's rotation. Individuals will be offered the chance to play two songs, but performance time will be dependent upon the number of participants. Therefore, it is advised that guests arrive early to secure a spot in rotation. Due to time constraints, a maximum of 15 performers can sign up to take over the mic per night.
Open Mic Night will be free for all guests who'd like to participate.
Nestled “smack dab” on the Myakka River in the middle of true ‘ole Florida, Snook Haven’s specialties include in-house smoked meats, homemade BBQ sauces, fresh seafood, an extensive list of local craft brews and a wild calendar of live entertainment. Snook Haven is located at 5000 East Venice Ave. in Venice, Fla., and can be reached at 941-485-7221. Visit the restaurant’s website at www.snookhaven.com for more information.