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With the promise of expanding programming to non-traditional audiences, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts will host its first 21+ Open Mic Night on August 26. This anticipated event is just one example of the fresh and new activities that DreamWrights plans to add to its lineup of programming in its soon-to-be renovated facility. With the changes underway at DreamWrights, a new Innovative Programming Committee (IPC) was formed headed up by DreamWrights board member, Kevin Alvarnaz. “There is a community of adults who is seeking an outlet to showcase their talents in a fun, relaxed, and low pressure atmosphere. DreamWrights has the space and availability to host such an event. So we decided to give it a try and so far, the response has been great.”

One local talent who plans to perform is the father son blues duo, 10 Gauge. Ben Garner and his father will be playing a couple of acoustic numbers as well as running the sound for the event through Garner’s company, Rent Sound Gear. Garner says, “Rent Sound Gear specializes in providing sound for events like this. We’ve hosted many open mic nights before. We will also be recording the event.” He says he is looking forward to this community event.

For this first open mic event, DreamWrights will be limiting its audience to those over 21 years of age. Tutoni’s will be providing a cash bar and York Pretzel Company pretzels will be available for purchase. DreamWrights will be following up this first open mic with plans for an all ages open mic event and maybe even a teens only one as well. Alvarnaz explains, “Our teen committee members are anxiously awaiting a date for their own event. I think several of them have even begun rehearsing for it already!”

DreamWrights’ inaugural Open Mic Night will be held Friday, August 26 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Advance tickets may be purchased online for $4 at www.dreamwrights.org or by calling 717-848-8623. Tickets will be available for $5 at the door. Ages 21+ only, please.