Black Walnut Folk Club

Acoustic Open Stage

Outside the Box Will Be Featured February 21, 2020

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 | 0 comments

Outside the Box is a folk music trio that is gonna dazzle our next Black Walnut evening on February 21, 2020 with a feature set to start the program at 7:30 pm. It might be a good idea to get there early especially if you wish to sign up for the open stage. We should have enough time for 10 or more open stage performers. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before.
The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:15 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.
The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be March 20th. 
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What happened at the Open Stage January 17th:

Friday, January 17, 2020 Black Walnut started off with technical difficulties with our star sound guys both unavailable to set up our new system that nobody else knows how to use. We did come up with a simple system that we got ready just about on time for 7:30 pm start and mostly did a good job with the sound. We had a fine turnout of performers and listeners in spite of the storm warnings. On January 17th the Open Stage performers were:

1. Patrick LeBlanc

2. Bob & Sue Cutler

3. Randy Ouillette

4. Ray Frumalorra – NEW

5. Neil Light

6. David Maranta

7. Jakki Annerino

8. Richard Reinhardt

9. Ron Hammar

10. Jack Cooper

11. Cam & Pat

12. Wayne Cheater

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The Next Open Stage will be January 17

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 | 0 comments

You are invited to the next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage Event Friday, January 17, 2019 starting at 7:30pm. Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before.
The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:15 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.
The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be February 21st. That evening will start with a 30 min. feature performance by Outside the Box .
If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

What happened at the Open Stage December 20th:

Our December 20, 2019 Black Walnut night was a festive night of old friends, songs and prizes. Our Open Stage performers were:
1. Jack Cole
2. Ron Hammar
3. Gord Castle
4. Jakki Annerino
5. David Maranta
6. Wayne Cheater
7. Richard – NEW

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The next open stage will be December 20th

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 | 0 comments

You are invited to the next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage Event Friday, December 20, 2019 starting at 7:30pm. There will be some sweets and door prizes and there are sure to be some Christmas songs.
Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before.
The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:15 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.
The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be January 17th.
If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

What happened at the Open Stage November 15th:

We had a blast with 3 new performers including award winning Nashville singer/songwriter, Clair Lynch. The complete list of performers is:
1. Al – NEW
2. Scott Abrams
3. Daniel Entz – NEW
4. Matthias Schonlau
5. Gordon Castle
6. Jakki Annerino
7. Lawrence Cresswell
8. Ron Hammar
9. Dan Hergott
10. Arthur Wayne Cheater & David Maranta
11. Cam Kemp
12. Bob Cutler and Sue Cutler
13. Clair Lynch – NEW

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The Next Open Stage will be Friday, November 15, 2019

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 | 0 comments

You are invited to the next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage Event Friday, November 15, 2019 starting at 7:30pm.
Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before.
The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:15 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.
The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be December 20th.
If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

Our last Open Stage on October 18, 2019 was somewhat smaller in size, perhaps because of Oktoberfest but we had a fine evening which ended with a short Jam session on-stage by Paul Rempel, Gord Castle, Richard Reinhardt and Wayne Cheater.  The Open Stage performers on October 18th were:

1. Ron Hammar
2. Randy Ouillette
3. Dan Hergott
4. Gord Castle
5. Jakki Annerino
6. David Maranta
7. Paul Rempel
8. Lawrence Cresswell
9. Wayne Cheater
10. Richard Reinhardt
11. Cam & Pat
12. Jammers- a 4 song jam session to close the evening

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Friday, September 20, 2019 Open Stage

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 | 0 comments

How it was on Friday September 20, 2017:
We turned the whole room around and found it was definitely an improvement. The new wireless mixer system was given a good tryout and it worked very well thanks to Dan with Gord’s assistance. We had a first time performance and even a brass section, thanks to Richard and Jack. We will be back for the next Open Stage on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM with doors open and sign-up for the open stage at 7:15 PM. On September 20th. our Open Stage performers were:
1. Dan Hergott
2. Jack Cooper
3. Allison Brown – NEW
4. David Maranta
5. Gordon Castle
6. Ron Hammar
7. Neil Light
8. Jakki Annerino
9. Scott Abrams
10. Richard Reinhardt & Steven Mock
11. Pop Robinson
12. Cam & Pat
13. Matthias Schonlau
14. Arthur Wayne Cheater

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