Open Mic Nights

The TGIF Summer Concert Series is adding a new feature to their weekly Friday night concerts. During the 7 o’clock hour, TGIF concerts will feature an Open Mic for talented local musicians, singer/songwriters. This is an opportunity for budding stars to take to the stage and perform their music to an audience of 1,000+. The Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. offices are accepting applications for entry now through Friday, February 10th. You do not want to miss this opportunity. Following the Open Mic Hour, regularly scheduled bands will take to the stage to play chart topping favorites.

At the culmination of the concert series, one performer/band will be announced as the winner of the TGIF Summer Concert Series Open Mic Night. The winning performer(s) will receive $500 cash and the opportunity to perform a 30 minute set at the Historic Morganton Festival on Friday, September 8 or Saturday, September 9.

“We are excited to open this opportunity to the community at large” says Abby Gentry, City of Morganton Community Events Coordinator. “There are a great number of talented musicians and performers in our community and surrounding counties. Many of them look for opportunities to play at outdoor concerts such as TGIF in order to expand their audiences and perform in a venue such as ours. With the added benefit of potentially winning $500 plus playing at the Historic Morganton Festival, I foresee many artists taking advantage of this opportunity. And you never know, perhaps they’ll be asked back next year for a full set!”

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Congratulations to our TGIF Open Mic Night participants! Blind Justus, Taylor Hensley, Jessie Rose, The Charlatan Basement Blues Revue, Brooke Hartman, Michael Hefner, Ray Shook, Matt Hogan, Alberta Hall, Neil Saunders, Fat Daddy Reed and the Family Band, and Cross Cut! For lineup information click here.