Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Lakeside Cafe

The Lakeside Café has long provided live music—open mics performances and professional acts—in the Lake Room at the Clubhouse. Our open mic format has been held on the third Saturday of every month since October of 1997. Members (and their guests) have an open invitation to perform in our open mic format or just enjoy the live some music. You never know what or who you’ll hear each month, but all levels of talent and all different types of music are welcome and expected.

Café Specials are typically held on Friday or Saturday nights. Tickets are priced to cover the expense of the show. Past performers have included Karen Savoka, The Nields, Cliff Eberhart, Don Ross, Slaid Cleaves, Lucy Kaplansky, and The Kennedys, not to mention a jazz brunch and an evening with jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli.

Volunteers are often asked to host an evening—if you’re interested, let us know. In exchange for introducing each act and keeping the audience involved, you will open the evening with your own short set and have additional time later on during the night for another set. (Hosts aren’t required to perform.)

Open mic guidelines:

• Sign ups start at 7 pm the night of the show, but sign ups do not dictate the order of appearance.

• Each performer or act can play 3-4 songs per act.

• Performers are asked to control and moderate their volume according to the room’s size and the number of people in it.

• Audience members are requested keep their conversation to a minimum during each act.

• Coffee and tea are provided… but you’re encouraged to bring something for the “community coffee table” and snacks for your table.

To request more information or to subscribe to our mailing list, contact George Slater by sending an email to Highland Lakes at hlcc@warwick.net.

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