Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse is pleased to announce musician Mike Naylor as host on Friday, June 7 from 7 to 10 pm at Headwaters Music & Arts in Bemidji. Sign-up begins at 6:30.

Naylor, pastor of the Debs/Puposky Lutheran Church, purchased his first guitar at age 12. Fifty years later he was inducted into the North Dakota Music Hall of Fame for his work in the 1960’s with the Fargo based Pawnbrokers. His musicianship extends to the keyboard, harmonica, and low brass, and has provided opportunities to play in bands in Ethiopia, Italy, and Greece as well as in Alaska and Minnesota.

Naylor first attended the open-mic last September at the invitation of the host. “It was fun,” Naylor said, “so I have been back every month since. The CoffeeHouse provides a wonderful venue for anyone to share their music and writing. The audience and artists are most encouraging.”

Held on the first Friday of most months, Headwaters Open-mic CoffeeHouse features music and spoken word performance in a family friendly environment. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to sign up for a 10 to 15 minute set. Performers and audience alike appreciate the friendly tone and reasonable fee, $3/person or $7/family. Coffeehouse fare is available.

The CoffeeHouse takes a two-month hiatus after June. We will return in September.

Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse is a volunteer-led community event. Contact John Henningsgaard at 444-9845 for more information.

Headwaters Open-Mic 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 as headwatersschool@yahoo.com