Our December Stage Left Open Mic features Brian Murphy, Joe Pesz, and Rich Prezioso, Friday, December 8, 2023, 7:00 pm / CST (doors open at 6:30 pm).
Save the date, Friday, December 8! Please join us at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock, on the historic Woodstock Square. Returning to Friday evenings brought back our great crowds along with wonderful music.
These monthly events offer a delightful evening of music and friendship. We hope to see you — performing or enjoying the performances.
December Stage Left Open Mic Features Brian Murphy, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso
Brian Murphy, leader of Arranmore, played with the Stage Left Overs in Woodstock and for Music at the Market, Sundays on the Square, 1st Wednesday Concert Series at Stage Left Cafe (formerly 4th Fridays), and Stage Left Open Mics.
Joe Pesz is a well-known figure in Woodstock music circles. He is on the board of Off Square Music and as part of it involved in organizing and promoting music in the area.
Joe was part of a well-known and much-loved band in the Woodstock area, the Stage Leftovers. The Leftovers (Pete Jonnson, George Koester, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, Les Urban, and Joe Wadz) played twice monthly for more than 12 years at Stage Left Cafe.
Interviewing experience? Joe got lots of it chatting with musicians as host of Woodstock Roundup, a radio program modelled on Prairie Home Companion that he introduced on Harvard Community Radio.
Rich Prezioso has played blues, country, folk, and rock in no particular order as a solo and in both acoustic and electric bands. He studied classical guitar and composition, and worked for five years as a jingle writer in Chicago, writing music for Cap’n Crunch Cereal, Gatorade, and Domino’s Pizza, among others. He has gained a reputation as a songwriter and as a “guitar whiz” for his multi-styled approach to the instrument.
Find out more about Brian, Joe & Rich
- The Stage Leftovers
- Small Potatoes
- Brian Murphy – Facebook
- Joe Pesz – Facebook
- Rich Prezioso – Facebook
Don’t miss Brian, Joe & Rich, Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock, Friday, December 8, 2023, 7:00 pm / CST (doors open at 6:30 pm).
After their featured performance, we will hope to add a video of Brian, Joe, and Rich to our Off Square Music video gallery. This will be the first time these three play together without others from their various groups! So come on out for the evening and check out a stellar trio.
Want to perform? Sign up now – here’s how:
Stage Left Open Mics get better and better since we came back to Friday evenings. Spots fill quickly, so sign up early — two songs or ten minutes, whichever comes first.
If you’d like to perform and haven’t already completed your one-time informational form, please visit this page (or use the button below). 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Stage Left Open Mic?
These Open Mics, brought to you by Off Square Music, are monthly events on 2nd Fridays 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 Music requests a $5.00/pp suggested 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.
Want to Know More about Off Square Music?
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 (@offsquaremusic.org), Twitter (@OffSquareMusic) and Instagram (offsquaremusic).
- Visit our growing music library on YouTube.