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by Angie Mack Reilly
Introducing a new OPEN MIC VENUE in #ozaukeecounty ……
It’s called “10-10-10” Open Mic.
10 Minutes Each.
Three dates to choose from: June 26th, July 24th and September 18th. Performances begin at 4pm.
Musical acts wanting to participate must email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. With Ozaukee Talent also being a musical promotion agency, the events will be well-marketed, giving fresh exposure and opportunities to up and coming musical talent.
Music enthusiasts around the world know about Grafton, WI.
Why? Because of the music recorded here between 1929 and 1932 in a makeshift studio along the Milwaukee River on the corner of Falls and 12th Avenue. Not only was there music recorded in Grafton that recently won a 2016 Grammy Award, but the record factory attached to the recording studio mass produced 25% of the nation’s “race records”. These records went into American homes and helped shape American culture across a variety of disciplines.
So I have personally met with visitors from Japan, France, Germany, Russia, New York, Kansas, England, Washington, The Netherlands and more. They come to Grafton looking for a museum, a music scene, or that long lost 78 recording. Authors such as Amanda Petrusich, Alex van der Tuuk, Akira Kikuchi and my Russian author friend have come to Grafton to gather information for their books.
It’s only fitting to have an Open Mic in Grafton, right across the street from where the Interurban Train dropped off musicians (now the tennis courts).
The venue location is 1111 Broad Street, Grafton WI.