Fresh Musical Talent Featured at 10-10-10 Open Mic


June 14, 2016

by Ozaukee Talent founder, Angie Mack Reilly

On Sunday June 26 at 4pm, Ozaukee Talent will be hosting its first “10-10-10 Open Mic” at 1111 Broad Street in Grafton.  Ten acts will perform for ten minute each; giving the audience a sneak peak at fresh new local talent including “Hey Captain Knight” from this YouTube video.

Event coordinator, Angie Mack Reilly, is an internationally known Paramount Records educator who thinks that Grafton, WI needs to have a strong music scene.  “Many people don’t realize that the music recorded in Grafton, WI in the 1920s and 30s  just won a 2016 Grammy Award.  Jack White’s music preservation project, ‘The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Volume 2’ competed against compilation projects by the Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones.”

Mack Reilly has met tourists from Russia, France, Japan, The United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, New York City and more who have come to Grafton to check out the music scene.  “Grafton needs a music scene.  Period.  The world is watching.  I am hoping to drag the talented musicians that I know are in this area out of the woodwork.  It has been my experience with 18 years in the music industry that musicians can often struggle with things like confidence and promoting themselves.  As a long-time music director and teacher, it is my passion to help draw some of these musicians out.  I am expecting quite an eclectic mix of musical genres at this first open mic.  I believe that the audience is in for a big surprise.”

This open mic is the first in a series of many  coming to Grafton.  Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased online through the Ozaukee Talent website.  The next “10-10-10 Open Mic” is scheduled for 4pm on July 24th.  The event will also coincide with a free Open Drum Circle for anyone to partake in.  Other upcoming events hosted by Ozaukee Talent include a guitar workshop with Alex Wilson and a vocal workshop with Rhonda Zolecki.  People interested in performing at the next open mic should contact Ozaukee Talent at 262.309.4112.


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