As part of its ongoing mission to foster Door County’s Historic Sturgeon Bay as a hub for the creative arts and to continue to grow as a community-minded organization, the Holiday Music Motel introduces “Thursday Writer’s Night.” Songwriters, poets, comedians and authors all are encouraged to participate.
Hosted by Rick Younglove – a Door County mega-talent musician, writer and comedian – “Writer’s Night” takes place the first three Thursdays of the month in the newly renovated lobby of the motel from 7 – 10 pm (sign-up at 6:30pm). All-ages and levels are encouraged to participate or attend these free events. Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate are provided. Discounted rooms are offered to anyone attending the event.
“Most open mics focus primarily on songs, but I wanted to open it up to spoken word and comedy. There’s a lot of talent around here needing an outlet,” says pat mAcdonald, creative director for the Holiday Music Motel. “The chance to play for a real listening audience inspires and motivates writers to come up with new stuff.”
The first three Thursdays of the month “Writer’s Night” will be at the Holiday Music Motel where material can be debuted and refined in front of a receptive audience of peers, community members and hotel guests. The last Thursday of the month will take place at the Nautical Inn (123 Kentucky St) where the strongest performances of the past 3 weeks will be invited to perform their material for a larger audience. Those selected to perform will be awarded gift certificates for future visits to Andy’s Nautical Inn.
Marybeth Mattson – one of the hotel managers – adds, “In addition to being a place that cultivates creativity, we also want to be a place where the community feels both welcome and at home. We want them to come in, take a look around and feel like they are as much a part of it as it is a part of their community.”