open mics, live music, comedy shows, poetry slams and more!
THURSDAY NIGHT COMEDY provided by Sleeping with Comedy:
Running for over two years, Sleeping With Comedy is one of strongest partners. Their dedication to putting on a great show week after week is something you have to see to believe. Below is a list of their current shows here at Holy Grounds Coffee and Tea.
The GentriFUNcation Open Mic. Weekly. Mixed Mic - music, poetry, stand up, spoken word, etc. First come. First served. Sign Ups at 5pm. Open Mic at 6pm. 1 item minimum purchase.
1st & 3rd Thursday at 8pm - Sleeping with Mark and Friends
Stand up comedy show featuring comedians from The Improv, The Laugh Factory, Comedy Central, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, and more! Hosted by Mark Alexzandr
2nd Thursday at 8pm - #ThrowbackThursday
Storytelling show featuring community members, comedians and storytellers telling true stories based on the month's theme. Hosted by Nthenya Ndunda and Kevin Chu
4th Thursday at 8pm - SINprov.
Improv. Sketch. Stand Up. Comedy variety show hosted by Camirin Farmer and Jennifer Tate
**Shows are hosted in the upper patio. Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Reserve a seat for FREE by clicking on the link below:
All Shows are a suggested $5 Donation. But None Will Be Turned Away.
LIVE MUSIC AT HOLY GROUNDS
We host live music of original works during our "Friday Happy Hour" from 5 - 8 PM. We like to book 2-3 acoustic musicians per evening with each set roughly 30 minutes long. We welcome acoustic guitarists, singers, harpists, flute, and more! Our stage and atmosphere is perfect for a variety of musicians, poets, spoken word artists.
You may contact Mark via email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot on Fridays. **Please include links to your music and/or social media as we do promote musicians on our platforms**
What equipment do you offer for performances?
Our Friday nights have an unplugged, "open mic" vibe. The idea is to have a tranquil ambience with easy listening melodies, while enjoying the patio with friends and family.
Can we bring our own equipment?
Although we are trying to fit an "unplug" vibe, we welcome you to bring your own equipment (P.A./chords/mics/etc) to our outlet by the stage. Holy Grounds is not liable for any damages that may occur during your event.
What are the set times for performing?
We showcase three acoustic musicians from:
First band: 5:00-5:30
Second band: 6:00-6:30
Third band: 7:00-7:30
We ask you to come 15 mins prior for set up
Can we sell our merchandise?
Of course! If you bring CD's, shirts, etc. you can leave them displayed on our tables in front of the stage to sell. We also encourage you to bring a tip jar!
How big is your stage?
We offer a fairly small two tier stage; Approximately 7.5 x 8.5 square feet. If you are interested in playing outside by our entrance doors with a tip jar out, your more than welcome to go that route as well.
Do musicians get compensation for performances?
Because our music nights are free to the public, we do not pay for bands to perform at our venue. We open our patio and stage to musicians and give them a chance to get exposure in our side of town in a supportive community. We encourage you to invite your friends, family, and followers for a great turn out. Remember, this is your time to shine!
**FOR SPECIAL MUSIC EVENTS: Please email Mark at email@example.com to inquire**
1. What type of presentations can we use your space for?
A presentation can include:
- Teacher Trainings
- Professional In-services
- Community Meetings
Contact us on Facebook to book our space today or inquire with Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
2.Where do presentations take place?
We offer our tranquil upper level patio, with the option of lighting a fire in our fireplace for any type of presentation! Fits 30 people comfortably and our stage is available for use if necessary.
3. What equipment do you offer for presentations?
- One P.A. system with 4 channels
- Two large speakers
- One microphone with stand
- Large screen projector (you must provide your own laptop)
- Dry erase board