Would you like to perform live music on Kettering Market Place?

Published: Thursday, 30th June 2016

Open Mic Day – Friday 29th July

Do you fancy performing in front of a live audience? Why not join in at an Open Mic Day on Kettering Market Place? The event takes place on Friday 29th July, 2-4pm, alongside the ‘I Love Music: Kettering’ exhibition currently running at the Manor House Museum.

All are welcome to take part in the live music which will take place in the middle of the ever-popular Kettering by the Sea which takes place between 21st July and 13th August. There will also be free parking in all Council car parks on Friday 29th July as well as the first two Fridays in August.

If you sing or play a musical instrument and are interested in performing, please contact the Manor House Museum at museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk or call 01536 535 609 to book your slot by 10th July.

I Love Music: Kettering
18th June – 17th September 2016
Reminisce about Kettering's musical history and see how pop music had changed over the decades this summer at The Manor House Museum. The exhibition focuses on pop music from 1950 to the present day as well as all types of music in Kettering during this time, including local musicians and bands.

Come along and see the musical stars of the town and revisit big musical names of the past. There will be jukebox and further musical interactives for visitors to try out and to sing and dance along with!

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “The open mic event is a great opportunity for enthusiastic young people to not only showcase their talent but also to be inspired by other experienced and up and coming artists. If you sing or play a musical instrument and are interested in performing on Kettering Market Place then please get in touch!”

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said: "The open mic day will provide local musicians with a chance to perform their work, and will offer unique, original entertainment for those enjoying Kettering by the Sea. I am sure everyone involved will have a lot of fun!"