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United Methodist Church of Summit's Open Mic Nights Draw Hidden Talent


SUMMIT, NJ - More than 50 performers, some taking a stage for the first time, have seized the opportunity to explore their talents -- and just be themselves in front of an audience -- through the United Methodist Church of Summit’s monthly Open Mic Nights. The free monthly events are held the last Friday of each month between September and May.

In its first nine months, Open Mic Night has hosted:

  • Local singer-songwriters playing and singing their own compositions as well as versions of well-known songs
  • High school-age kids, college students and local choir members delighting folks with Broadway tunes -- including a 10-year-old with a voice yet to be discovered
  • A harmonica player and a classical guitarist
  • Poetry, dramatic readings and interpretive dance
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Rock bands made up of local students

Open Mic Night is just as it is billed and its name implies: open to all, providing performers with a welcoming, non-judgmental, non-competitive venue to explore and express their talents.  The informal coffee-bar and stage is set every week with microphones, a piano and keyboards, guitars and drums, as well as non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

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The second Open Mic Night season will take place September 29, from 8 - 11 p.m. To sign-up, call 908-277-1700 or contact

The United Methodist Church is located at 17 Kent Place Boulevard.





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