South Side Open Mic night

POIPU — Kalaheo resident Mike Vallee is a longtime musician and he’s ready to see more live music on Kauai.

That’s why he’s starting open mic nights on the Poipu Paco’s Tacos Cantina stage in the Kiahuna Golf Club on Sunday nights.

“I go over to Kapaa for the open mics and wanted something similar closer to home,” Vallee said. “I know there are many fine and talented singers and musicians over here looking to perform. The main thing is that it’s fun.”

The first open mic night is set for October 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

“Just come in, sign up, and sing or play. Local or just visiting, everyone is welcome to perform or watch. It’s that simple,” Vallee said.

Performers each get 10 minutes on stage or two songs and organizers aim for a mixture of all genres, styles and talents.

A PA system, microphones, and spare guitars already line the stage for the performers to use. Those who need a backup band can bring a house band on stage and performers can bring their own instruments and work on new songs.

The Sunday Open Mic Night on the Poipu Paco’s Tacos Cantina stage will be the only open mic night event on a regular basis for local musicians and tourists looking to preform on the west or south sides of Kauai, according to a release about the event.

For more information, Open Mic Night has a Facebook page, or email Mike Vallee at wally.wedge@yahoo.com.

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