Open Mic St Jay
Catamount Arts’ Open Mic St. Jay has a new name and a new venue. Now known as Open Stage at the Cavern, the weekly event (Fridays, 7-10pm) takes place at the former Grist Mill Tavern at 49 Perkins Street in St. Johnsbury, to the left of RecFit. Open Stage welcomes all ages to share music, dance, poetry, theater, comedy, or to listen and support those who perform. A crew of dedicated high school and college students host and manage this weekly substance-free event. They run the lights and sound system, mix live audio, and make sure the performers have what they need to best use their allotted stage time. No experience is necessary to join the crew or perform on stage. Students learn stage tech, event management, and public performance while honing their musical abilities in an extremely inclusive, friendly, safe, fun and creative environment. Professional performers drop in on a regular basis to share their talents and share the stage with younger performers. Open Stage is free, though donations are gratefully accepted.