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Open Mic Night Thursday in downtown Shelbyville

Shelby County Players will be welcoming a wide variety of local talent to the PopUps at the Pavilion south stage in downtown Shelbyville. 

SCP will be hosting the first “Open Mic Night” this Thursday, August 31from 6-8 p.m. This opportunity is for talent of all ages who previously or currently live, work, or attend school in Shelby County.

Cindy Leahy, Managing Director of Shelby County Players has been spearheading the weekday PopUps at the Pavilion events in Shelbyville’s downtown pavilions which has hosted 21 different performers this summer.  “Shelby County has an incredible pool of quality talent.  As a local music teacher, I worked amazing singers and performers who needed more opportunities to perform publicly.  Open Mic Night is for performing artists of all ages, including emerging artists, to showcase the hard work they put into their craft in a non-competitive format.”

Singers, dancers, musicians, poets, comedians, and other performers are encouraged to sign up in advance using this link and clicking on the Open Mic Signup tab. 

The event is free and open to the public.  Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy Shelby County’s incredible talent.

Already included in Thursday’s lineup are:

Vocalist Kinley Runyon is a freshman at Triton Central. She is currently recording an album, prepping to audition for The Voice, and recently attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for a summer program.

Hillary Martinez-Humphrey  will be covering You Know ‘m No Goos by Amy Winehouse is a resident of Shelby County and works for the City of Shelbyville.

Tap dancer Laura Elizabeth currently dances with Style Dance Academy, Circle City Tap and Detroit Tap Repertory.  She also participates in shows with Tap 24.7 out of Arizona.  Laura has been tap dancing for 10 years and is currently training with 5 time World Champion Mike Glenney out of Canada.  Her first dance was choreographed by herself, the second one was choreographed by Mike.

Local favorite Kit Haymond is providing the sound system for Open Mic Night and will also be performing a few songs.

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