Small Potatoes Featured | Stage Left Open Mic | April 13

Small Potatoes - Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso.
Small Potatoes - Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso.

Small Potatoes is the featured performer for our next Stage Left Open Mic, April 13, 2022, 7:00 pm/CST (doors open 6:30 pm). Please join us at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock, on the historic Woodstock Square.

Our Stage Left Open Mics are now Hybrid Events so you can enjoy us from home if you can’t get into the Square. Either way, these monthly events offer a delightful evening of music and friendship. We hope to see you — performing or enjoying the performances.

About Small Potatoes

Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso are Small Potatoes, a Chicago-based folk duo. They say “it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as ‘Celtic to Cowboy’.”

Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition have made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.”

Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso – the Duo Behind the Bio

Jacquie and Rich both sing, and they both play guitars and an array of other instruments. They even yodel. Twenty-eight years ago, they decided to hit the road.

They might not have had the best plan, but what they did have were great songs and musicianship, and the ability to put on a show. After twenty-eight years, a million and a half miles, and 3500 shows (not to mention five, check that…six Dodge Caravans…) they are listed as a “favorite act” by many coffeehouses, clubs, and house concerts across the U.S. They have made repeat appearances at major folk festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Walnut Valley Festival, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Small Potatoes is well-known to the Woodstock area music community. They played these Off Square Music venues: Music at the Market (Woodstock Farmers Market), Sundays on the Square, 1st Wednesday Concert Series at Stage Left Cafe (formerly 4th Fridays), and Every Saturday Virtual Open Mic. Rich Prezioso is on the board of Off Square Music.

Would you like to learn more about Small Potatoes?

Thank you to these performers whom we also enjoyed:

  • Mike Eckert
  • Nancy Grobarek
  • Mike Breen
  • Lucy (c/o Charis Bradley)
  • Mike Maxa
  • Jim Allen
  • Small Potatoes (Featured Performer)
  • Jim Gary
  • Justin Pollock
  • Les Urban
  • Dan Kalkbrenner
  • Keith Johnson

Want to perform? Sign up now – here’s how:

Spaces at these Open Mics always fill quickly. If you haven’t already, please visit this page (or use the button below) to complete a one-time informational form. Once you submit the form, then return to that page any time to request a performance spot in any of our venues.

You can also contact the event organizer directly, for Stage Left Open Mics, Keith Johnson,

What is the Stage Left Open Mic?

Off Square Music Stage Left Open Mics. Same great event, new day of the week - 2nd Wednesdays of every month.
Off Square Music Stage Left Open Mics. Same great event, new day of the week – 2nd Wednesdays of every month.

These Open Mics, brought to you by Off Square Music, are monthly events on 2nd Wednesdays in Woodstock. Performers — musicians, singers, poets, and others — come together to connect with a live audience in a wonderful, family-friendly environment.

Whether you’re just starting out as a performer or are a seasoned veteran, our audience provides a supportive atmosphere. Stage Left, part of the Woodstock Opera House, adds to that ambiance with an exceptional performance space and sound system.

Off Square requests a $5.00/pp donation to support our many music activities, including these Stage Left Open Mic nights.

Important note to all performers and attendees

Masks are currently optional, and we do not require proof of vaccination. Please be thoughtful of your neighbors.

Bookmark this page

Bookmark and return to this page for updates — and after the event, performer’ lists, pictures from the event, selected music, and comments. It’s a great way to “re-enjoy” some wonderful music.

Want to Know More?

The best way to know what’s going on in local music is to visit the Off Square Music website Calendar regularly. Here are other ways to keep up with us:

  • Visit our website frequently
  • Sign up for our mailing list, right column of every page of our site, and
  • Check out Off Square Music on Facebook (, Twitter (@OffSquareMusic) and Instagram (offsquaremusic).
  • Visit our growing music library on YouTube.

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