Thursday Winter Music Scene Has Been a Great Success

Fricano’s Pizza features their Winter Music Scene every Thursday evening to warm up the winter months with excellent performances by some great Local talent for your listening and dining pleasure. It’s a wonderful venue to check out.

2017 Winter Music Scene - OPEN MIC NIGHTS!

OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH JOE MAX

Music starts a 6:30 PM
Come join us for an evening of fun with great food and great local music!
Whether a first timer or a seasoned performer our goal is to provide an open and friendly venue to allow each artist to showcase their music and to hone their performance skill

January 5th and 19th

February 2nd, 9th, 16th 23rd

March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

So what is an open mic or open mike?  (Derived from open microphone) It is a live show where audience members may perform at the microphone. Performers sign up for a time slot with me the host.

Key word is OPEN!

Anyone can come, sign up, and perform original or non-original music, poetry, performance art, etc. They are a vital part of any music community, especially for songwriters and poets, as a place to come together, share art, connect with each other, and get feedback on their work.

These events are typically focused on performance arts like poetry and the spoken word, music, and comedy.

These shows provide an opportunity for musicians to gain experience performing to a live audience without having to go through the process of getting normal music gigs, which is very difficult to do without experience of live performance

Open mics for musicians have gained popularity in recent years providing a much-needed outlet for singer-songwriters. Prior to their popularity, the only outlet generally were folk clubs, which were not always friendly towards creators of new music, preferring traditional music

As the host I have a huge role in setting the tone and care deeply about local music community, building connections between artists, and fostering a positive artistic space. I take personal ownership over the event and have a clear reverence for the art and the artists who create it. The music is the reason for getting together, and the performances make up the content, but feel that it’s the overall feeling of community that make my open mic special.

No strangers – just friends we don’t know yet!

2016 Winter Music Scene Thursday Lineup

01/07/2016 Tom Devries from the Blue Water Ramblers
01/14/2016 Just Fred - versatile musician who is really good. 
01/21/2016 Mark Lavengood - Multi - instrumentalist searing Dobro maestro. 
01/28/2016 Wyatt and Sheri Knapp - American/Folk/Country magic. 
02/04/2016 Charlie James - one of our favorites.  Sings from the depths of his heart.
02/11/2016 Fauxgrass - Traditionally inspired music for the non - traditional. Very talented local band.
02/18/2016 Rogue Fraternity - Enthusiastic eclectic mix by a seasoned group of musicians.
02/25/2016 Plain Jane Glory - if you never heard this duo harmonize their honest and warm originals Don’t Miss Out.
03/03/2016 Dave Hardin - a rare local talent back from Europe just out with new CD. MAGNOLIA. So good.
03/10/2016 John Andrews - Professional as there is. Lead guitar of HORSEFEATHER. Remember??
03/17/2016 Celtic Kilroy - An international talent playing all the classic Irish melodies to celebrate the day.
03/24/2016 The Beanpoles - An amazing band played here many times before. Classic rockabilly blues enjoyment. This is the "Kids' Food Basket" Dine-out night, 15% of all meal sales will go to help fight childhood hunger through Kids' Food Basket!
03/31/2016 Juke Joint Hand Me Downs - Original Americana fun. Our Finale for the Winter Music Scene ending first class!

2015 Winter Music Scene Thursday Lineup

1/15/2015 Dave Hardin, hill music, country, bluegrass, and some flat top pickin
1/22/2015 Luke & Clint Gitchel,
Bluegrass, Country and Swing, favorites & originals
1/29/2015 David Molinari, a blend of folk, rock, and jazz
2/5/2015 Rawhide Johnson Band, country music, just a little off the beaten path by a seven piece band
2/12/2015 Charlie James, acoustic folk/rock/blues
2/19/2015 B-Side Growlers, old jazz, blues and country
2/26/2015 Uncle Betty, Winter Music ...Scene - bluegrass perfection.
3/5/2015 John Andrews, Winter Music Scene - solo acoustic like days with Horsefeather and Natches Trace
3/12/2015 My Thin Place, Winter Music Scene - jazz magic
3/19/2015 Juke Joint Hand Me Downs, Winter Music Scene - original Americana fun.
3/26/2015 The Beanpoles, Winter Music Scene - classic rockabillie blues enjoyment.

Jimmie Stagger

The Weatherheads


Come in from the cold, hear the incredible music, eat Pure Michigan's Best Pizza, Thursday Nights, all winter long, thru March. Band times 6-8:30 pm

The bands playing at Fricano's Pizza in Comstock Park, MI on these Thursday nights are some of the best Americana artists you could ever want to hear. Like a slice of one of the better things in life. Can you say Fricano's Pizza. Imagine Thursday sitting at our parlor enjoying some of the best music in town and certainly the best pizza at the same time. Bring the family and have some 100% fun at Fricano's Pizza. Make a point to venture in for the sounds and smells of a great evening out.