The Pleasant Note Coffeehouse will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its Open Mic & Poetry Slam on Friday, March 12, at the First Universalist Church of Auburn. Since 2006, this free monthly show has drawn people of all ages who share the spirituality of music and spoken word. During the past year, the show has seamlessly adapted to Zoom platform.

Guitars and singers are to be expected, yet Open Mic has welcomed belly dancers, poets, rappers, storytellers and dogs perform over the years. Participants say they like this monthly forum for the focus on the performers.

Residents may recall that about ten years ago, a musical “scene” had sprung up around Cafe Bon Bon in Lewiston. When the cafe closed, some members of the First Universalist Church of Auburn decided to provide an outlet for all that creative energy. The Pleasant Note has continued on for 15 years, consistently attracting new performers and developing regulars.

The Pleasant Note Coffeehouse presents its Open Mic & Poetry Slam on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Auburn UU Facebook page.

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