Headwaters Music and Arts kicks off the 2023-24 Headwaters Open Mic and CoffeeHouse season on September 1 at 7pm! The monthly community gathering offers a friendly open mic opportunity and welcoming environment for folks to listen and perform at Headwaters Music and Arts (519 MN Ave NW, Bemidji). September’s featured group will be The Swivets. Sign-up for the Open Mic begins at 6:30 or by email to jjhgaard@gmail.com.

The Swivets are Casey Rasmussen, NikkieLee Nolden, and Lisa Mattson. The group formed after NikkiLee and Lisa met while preparing to instruct at the 2022 Headwaters Rock Band Bootcamp. Co-instructor Casey overheard their need for a drummer, and the rest is history! The three have bonded quickly over their shared love of big swelling harmonies and emotionally charged lyrics. Headwaters Open Mic attendees will get a chance to hear The Swivets perform live as they take the stage on September 1.

Held on the first Friday of most months, Headwaters Open Mic and CoffeeHouse offers a welcoming and supportive community for musicians and spoken-word performers. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to sign up for a 10 to 15 minute set.

Admission is $3 per person or $7 for families. Coffee and treats are available for purchase courtesy of Apple Blossom Village in partnership with Starbucks.

Headwaters CoffeeHouse is a volunteer-led community event at Headwaters Music & Arts held the first Friday of most months. Fun, welcoming, family friendly and supportive, the event has a relaxed and casual tone that encourages musicians, singers, and spoken word performers of all ages and skill levels.

$3 / person or $7 / family
Doors open at 6:30pm for sign up
Music 7-10pm

Do you want to be a part of things? You can become a sponsor of the month, help with set-up and clean-up, host/emcee, or run sound. Just give us a call or contact us.