Toast & Jam Returns Feb. 18 | Arts & Culture
The atmosphere's just a little different at the Brickyard on Toast & Jam nights, notes Dale Campbell. “By the end of the night, it feels like a sing-along at a friend's house,” he explains of Toast & Jam, now in its 13th year. "Eveyone is welcome at this all-ages show."
The weekly series kicks off on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Brickyard Pub, 432 Center St., Lewiston. The jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading coffeehouse event is back by popular demand and continues from 7-10 p.m. Mondays through March 25.
Singer-songwriter, Dale Campbell hosts the six-week series of open mic entertainment which is open to all singers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, comics and performance artists.
Campbell's calling card boasts a long history of open mics and he can be heard regularly on WJJL, “Just Me and the Dog” and “Dale Campbell — All About Town.”
Performers sign up as they arrive and play on a first-come, first-served basis.
Most of the people who perform at open mics are not professionals. They do it for the love of it, and part of the fun for the audience is never knowing what to expect.
“Some performers are really good, others are just there to have fun,” Campbell says, “and you sure can't complain about the delicious food they serve at the Brickyard!”
Highlights from Toast & Jam are featured throughout the year on Lockport Community TV so performers are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy a moment in the spotlight.
Toast & Jam is presented by Lewiston Council on the Arts and sponsored by Lewiston Brickyard Pub, Lockport Community TV (LCTV), Cataract Printing, Lewiston Music and Vic's Woodshed Music.
Contact the Lewiston Council on the Arts (754-0166) for more information.