August 10th, 2009, 12:14 pm by Greg
June 29th, 2009, 10:55 am by Greg
Yes, after a brief hiatus, the Albany Muddy Cup is once again hosting a weekly open mic night. It kicks off tonight.
Those wishing to perform are encouraged to sign up online at www.albanyopenarts.com prior to the date of the open mic night. (Obviously, that’s no help for tonight.) Although, there will also be sign-up sheets at the Cup on the evenings of the open mics for latecomers and luddites.
The Albany Muddy Cup open mic nights will run from 8-11pm on Mondays, while the Schenectady Muddy Cup open mic nights – which will also be run through the Albany Open Arts website – will take place from 7-10pm on Sundays.
It’s Monday, and if you’re planning on heading over to Albany’s Muddy Cup for the weekly open mic night tonight, it looks like you’re going to have to make other plans.
The open mic session – voted No. 1 in town in Metroland’s Readers’ Poll – has been rolling along for more than three years, 150 nights and somewhere around 3,500 performances since it began in 2006, but organizers Josh Okun, Tom Teta and Matt Delgado announced last week on the CRUMBS blog that they’re parting company with the Muddy Cup.
“We would like to emphasize that we are not throwing in the towel by any means. We are moving on. We will be back with a new event at a new location to be named in the NEAR future,” they wrote.
In the meantime, you can keep in touch with them at Can’t Cash Entertainment and firstname.lastname@example.org.