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Monday, May 25th Sioux City Kid 8:30 pm $5 Suggested Donation

Sioux City Kid (Fayetteville, Arkansas)8:30 pm Jared Griffin was born an outsider of time and place. Finding no comfort in the world of modern day San Francisco, he found his way 'home' through the sounds of Dylan and Neil Young, the visions of rural & lonely times gone by, and the guitar he found in his hands at age 19. Found out more here. His work has been seen internationally and continues to grow as he criss-crosses the United States. His upcoming solo album, Wallflowers and Whiskey Sours, is due in 2015. 

Tuesday, May 26th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, May 27th The Jersey Horns 9:00 pm Emily White/Katie Dahl ​$5 Donation

The Jersey Horns (Dallas, TX) 9:00 pm
Emily White (Chicago, IL)8:15 pm
Katie Dahl(Door County, WI) 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 28th Julie Ann Turner & Adam Odell Pickin' for Papa Benefit 8 pm

Julie Ann Turner & Adam Odell Pickin' for Papa Benefit 8 pm 

Friday, May 29th Adam Klein (Athens, GA)10 pm Summer Ames (Dallas) 9 pm The Lovebirds (San Diego, CA) 8 pm $10 Suggested Donation

Adam Klein (Athens, GA)10:00 pm Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter, troubadour, and world traveler playing Americana and rustic country folk music out of Athens, Georgia. Klein’s music has garnered praise from Paste, No Depression, Georgia Music, Sing Out!, Flagpole, Stomp & Stammer, Maverick, and Connect Savannah Magazines, as well as on numerous Americana blogs worldwide (Americana UK, Roots Highway, CtrlAltCountry, etc.).

Summer Ames (Dallas) 9:00 pm Anchored by her vocal prowess, Summer craftily pieces together her own sound that's truly rewarding to hear. Her first ever release (2009) led to recognition from the Independent Music Awards, Billboard and numerous publications. Summer’s hunger to continuously grow as a songwriter and artist is the source of her latest ambition, which drives her to overcome complete hearing loss in her left ear. As Dallas Observer summarized, “It takes guts to write from such a vulnerable and exposed place…what’s exciting is where Ames seems to be headed as a songwriter."
The Lovebirds (San Diego, CA) 8:00 pm Folk/pop duo featuring award-winning San Diego songwriters Lindsay White and Veronica May. Falling somewhere on the female duo scale between The Indigo Girls and Tegan and Sara, & were recently selected as winners of the 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk songwriting contest and as official showcase performers for 2015 Folk Alliance International. Their third album Breakup Shmakeup chronicles the experience of ending their romantic partnership in order to preserve their musical partnership.  Caution: a live performance by The Lovebirds is a tornado of sights and sounds which may include short skirts, high heels, skinny ties, confidence glasses, percussive guitar, rock ukulele, stand-up drumkits, and harmonies that won't quit. Join the flock, already.

Saturday, May 30th Dave & Kate 10:00 pm Jacob Lofland 9:00 pm Carl Anderson (Charlottesville, VA) 8:00 pm $5 Suggested Donation

Dave & Kate 10:00 pm Hustand and wife Duo from Dallas, TX "There's something incredible about finding common ground with strangers through music and songwriting. We search for a level of honesty in the art that we choose to connect with and we hope you hear that in our songs. Give it a listen; Love it or hate it, we appreciate you letting us pass through your world for a bit" -D+K
Jacob Lofland 9:00 pm

Carl Anderson 8:00 pm Charlottesville, Virginia native Carl Anderson tells stories that speak of truth- the sadness, yearning, hope, and hardness of life. Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Carl often performs as a duo alongside his wife Ellen. The couple's goal is to always put on an intimate, sincere live experience for their listeners. If you've met Carl, or even if you're hearing him for the first time, you'll get a sense of his laid-back, hilarious demeanor; somehow he manages to bring his crowd to both tears and laughter in one sitting...it's an emotional roller coaster, in a good way.  His simple yet evocative songs are filled with honest lyrics and resonant vocals that leave the listener with an understanding of the wholeness of a broken heart.  With a rich baritone that’s a mix of honey and gravel, it’s easy to get lost in his set and leave the club on top a teary-eyed, content cloud.

Since graduating from high school, Carl has been writing, performing and recording music. He released his debut full-length album, Wolftown, in 2011, and recently released his sophomore album Risk of Loss, in April 2015. Both albums were recorded in Louisa County, Virginia, at White Star Sound with Stewart Myers and Chris Keup. Carl has quickly become a staple at Virginia festivals, logging two appearances each at Campout East and The Festy Experience in addition to Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Misty Mountain Music Fest, Red Wing Roots, Rocktown Beer & Music Festival and Crozet Music Festival. He was selected as a finalist for Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s “Telluride Troubadour” songwriting contest and has since recorded two Daytrotter sessions.

Carl cherishes his relationships with listeners, so please, join the mailing list, follow him on social media, and come say hi at a show.

Sunday, May 31st The Best You've Never Heard Showcase 5:00-7:00 pm

The Best You've Never Heard Showcase

Monday, June 1st Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Zach Balch

Monthy Host: Zach Balch As a soloist, Zach Balch’s charismatic and witty Folk/Americana gives audiences the best singer/songwriter experience the genre has to offer, feeling at once nostalgic and fresh. When onstage with the rest of the band, Zach’s music takes on an electrifying big-city dimension. The result is the personal prose of David Ramirez meets the clever, full-bodied Alt-Country/Rock of Ryan Adams, served up with a satisfying helping of the Blues.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.
Philip Gibbs (El Jebel, CO)

Tuesday, June 2nd Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, June 3rd Joe Phillips 9:00 pm Special guests "TBD" 8 pm $5 Donation

Joe Phillips 9:00 pm Piano man, singer/songwriter from Billy Joel to Bruno Mars -- great tunes from yesterday and today.
Special guests "TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, June 4th InToIt (Dallas, TX) 8:00 pm $5 Donation

InToIt (Dallas, TX) 8:00 pm Rock, Pop, Blues Fusion band composed of 4 young musicians blending originals with covers creating energy and sounds worth following!Find Intoit at www.intoit.me or follow them on Instagram 

Friday, June 5th ​"TBD" 10:30 pm Chris Milam (Memphis, TN)9:00 pm Brandon Hassan 8:00 pm

​"TBD" 10:30 pm
Chris Milam (Memphis, TN)9:00 pm
Brandon Hassan 8:00 pm Brandon Hassan is a singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist, self-taught composer, and arranger. He has been working as a solo artist and as part of various groups since 2012, after advancing into the Top 24 on The X-Factor USA. In that time he has toured with over 40 official shows in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and internationally in London. When he’s not touring, Hassan performs at weekly open mic nights and impromptu performance in Massachusetts where he studies. He is currently a music therapy major specializing in acoustic engineering at Berklee College of Music where he is also working on recording two new original albums as well as a cover album and an instrumental mix tape.

Saturday, June 6th Jessie Faye and the Wayfarers (Denton) 9:30 pm Irenka (Madison, TN) 8 pm $5 Donation

Jessie Faye and the Wayfarers (Denton,TX)9:30 pm
Irenka (Madison, TN) 8 pm

Sunday, June 7th

"TBD" 7 pm

Monday, June 8th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30-9:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, June 9th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, June 10th Comics: Paul Varghese 9:00 pm & Jodi Hadsell 8:00 pm $5 Donation

Paul Varghese 9:00 pm Paul was named by the Dallas Observer as the "Best Stand-up Comic in Dallas" and has been featured on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," Showtime's "Russell Peters Presents" and Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham."

Born and raised in the South, Paul's humor starts at the randomness that is his everyday environment then detours into insecurity and sarcasm only to end up at a nice middle ground of twisted reality. It's said that most comedians were the class clowns in school. Paul was never the class clown. However, he was tormented on a daily basis by the class clowns. So he became a comedian, hoping that one day he might bump into his former class clowns at a comedy club somewhere and exact revenge. Come join him on his journey. He's been seen on Last Comic Standing 2 and Telemundo 2's Loco Comedy Jam.
Jodi Hadsell 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 11th My November Guest (Los Angeles) 8 pm

"TBD" 9:00 pm

My November Guest (Los Angeles)8:00 pm

Friday, June 12th Captain Ledge Band ​10:30 pm​ ​The Stamfords 9:00 pm "TBD" 8:00 pm

Captain Ledge Band (Wilburton, OK)10:30 pm
The Stamfords 9:00 pm Engaging crowds with captivating live performances, the group combines the voice and instrumental talents of three indie scene veterans and longtime friends who share a seemingly insatiable appetite for music. With an eclectic sound rooted in rock, folk, bluegrass, Americana, blues and a wee bit o’ Irish Trad, theStamfords strike a chord with fans of Wilco, the White Stripes, Mumford & Sons and the like, but they deliver a unique style and energy all their own.


"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 13th Peter Harper 10:00 pm Special Acoustic show $10 Jacob Thomas, Jr. 8 pm $5 Donation

Peter Harper 10:00 pm

Jacob Thomas, Jr. 8:00 pm Born and raised in Southern Lousiana, one listen and Jacob Thomas Jr. would have you figuring he spent his youth performing in cowboy bars and trucker dives. You'd only be half right. While Saturday nights were spent cavorting with sinners, Sunday mornings would find him, albeit hungover at times, entertaining saints. Outfitted with only his acoustic guitar and his voice, Original Sin, Thomas' debut LP, is a collection of experiences. With the majority of songs being first takes, the lack of production invites the listener to pay close attention to what's being said, the stories being told, and the heartbreak being felt or dealt. Jacob never pretends to be the good guy, and his honesty, which can be unsettling at times, is ultimately revealing.

 

Sunday, June 14th

"TBD" 7 pm

Monday, June 15th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen Singer/songwriter based out of Dallas Texas by way of East Africa, and Ecuador. 

This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.
Ezra Vancil
Trent Rush

Tuesday, June 16th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, June 17th Pink Couch Studio Showcase 7:00 pm

Pink Couch Studio Showcase 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 18th

​"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, June 19th 2-Bit Palomino 9:30 pm $10 Donation "TBD" 8 pm

2-Bit Palomino 9:30 pm 2-Bit Palomino is the 2011 and 2013 Texas Vocal Group of the year and a very talented acoustic Americana/Singer-Songwriter/Folk trio from Houston, TX.  Their sound is emphasized by their amazing 3 part harmonies that will leave you wanting more.

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, June 20th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Sunday, June 21st

"TBD" 7 pm

Monday, June 22nd Nashville Songwriters Association Meeting 7 pm Hazy Ray 9:00 pm $5 Donation

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Hazy Ray 9:00 pm

Tuesday, June 23rd Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, June 24th

​"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, June 25th

​"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, June 26th Walt & Tina Wilkins $10 Donation 9:30 pm MaryLeigh Roohan (New York) 8:00 pm $5 Donation

Walt & Tina Wilkins 9:30 pm

MaryLeigh Roohan (New York) 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 27th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Sunday, June 28th Jazz Trio - Mary, Dick and Mary 7 pm

Jazz Trio - Mary, Dick and Mary 7 pm

Monday, June 29th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Annie Benjamin

Host: Annie Benjamin Annie was kicked out of choir and band and told that she is " an average singer" that her tunes weren't twisted enough for Dr. Demento . She is currently finishing her third solo CD , was recently nominated for a Dallas Column award for the Steve Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwrights, and has been featured on NPRs Car Talk. She had performed with Opera Singers, jugglers and lawyers.

This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.

Tuesday, June 30th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, July 1st

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, July 2nd

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, July 3rd ​Karaoke Night 8-Midnight!

​Karaoke Night 8-Midnight!Choose from 19,000 songs! You take the stage and the words are on the big screen. Fun and Drink Specials! 

Saturday, July 4th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Sunday, July 5th Summer Salt 7 pm $5 Suggested Donation

Summer Salt 7 pm Summer Salt is a rock’n’roll three-o of best pals. Withinfluences of bossa nova and oldies, we create the perfect soundtrack for chillaxin’ by the pool. Matt has the voice of an angel, Eugene has that in-the-pocket drummin', and Phil’s bass is funny. 

Monday, July 6th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, July 7th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, July 8th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, July 9th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, July 10th

Little Outfit (Houston)9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, July 11th OPEN MIC from 6 pm to Midnight celebrating 10 years running!

OPEN MIC from 6 pm to Midnight celebrating 10 years running!

  

Sunday, July 12th Patrick Kinsley (Nashville, TN)7:00 PM

Patrick Kinsley (Nashville, TN)7:00 PM

Monday, July 13th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30-9:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, July 14th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, July 15th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, July 16th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, July 17th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, July 18th Kaylee Rutland 10:00 pm Named a Billboard 2014 Country Artist to Watch "TBD" 8:00 pm

Kaylee Rutland 10:00 pm Named a Billboard 2014 Country Artist to Watch

"TBD" 8:00 pm 

Sunday, July 19th My Brother's Keeper (Cincinnati, OH)7 pm $10 Suggested Donation

My Brother's Keeper (Cincinnati, OH)7 pm

Monday, July 20th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play, email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.
Candy Lee 
(Fayetteville, AR) Award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. The first thing you'll notice when you hear Candy Lee is her voice- timeless, entrancing, and ethereal. She pulls you in with her sweet, catchy melodies and moving music, but it is her smart, creative lyrics that deserve a second listen. Her band, The Sisters Sweet, features sultry three part female vocal harmonies.

Tuesday, July 21st Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, July 22nd

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, July 23rd Molly Bush (Nashville) 8 pm $5 Donation

Molly Bush 8 pm

Friday, July 24th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, July 25th Brent & Kate 9:30 pm Tony James Shevlin (London, England) 8:00 pm

 9:30 pm "Brent & Kate is a duo consisting of singer-songwriters Brent Wilson and Katelyn Hobson. Self-described as country/soul/pop, they are based out of both College Station and the DFW area and are influenced by the likes of Lady Antebellum and The Civil Wars. Brent & Kate are currently recording their first EP and will release their first single this year."
Tony James Shevlin (London, England)8:00 pm

Monday, July 27th Nashville Songwriters Association Meeting 7 pm Merilette (San Antonio, TX) 8:30 pm $5 Suggested Donation

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information

Merilette (San Antonio, TX) 8:30 pm 

Tuesday, July 28th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, July 29th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, July 30th Connecting Stars (Durban)

Connecting Stars South African folk duo(Durban)

Friday, July 31st

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, August 1st Steve Jackson Showcase 8 pm

Steve Jackson Showcase 8 pm

Sunday, August 2nd

"TBD" 7 pm

Monday, August 3rd Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, August 4th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, August 5th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, August 6th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, August 7th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, August 8th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Sunday, August 9th

"TBD" 7 pm

Monday, August 10th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30-9:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, August 11th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, August 12th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 13th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, August 14th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 15th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 16th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, August 17th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play, email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

Tuesday, August 18th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, August 19th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 20th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, August 21st

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 22nd

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 23rd

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, August 24th Nashville Songwriters Association 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Tuesday, August 25th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, August 26th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 27th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, August 28th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 29th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 30th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, August 31st
Tuesday, September 1st Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, September 2nd

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 3rd

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, September 4th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 5th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 6th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, September 7th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, September 8th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, September 9th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 10th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, September 11th Q and A (Houston) 9:30 pm Mystery Loves Company (Houston) 8 pm $10 Donation

Q and A (Houston)9:30 pm QandA's musical roots in rock, pop, folk, blues, and singer/songwriter traditions have created a unique sound that has given the band growing recognition as a talented group that will continue to make a mark on the Americana music scene.  With influences as diverse as Neil Young, Wilco, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and many others, the four-piece's wide-ranging sound and fresh yet accessible shows have been lighting up audiences nationwide.

Mystery Loves Company (Houston)8 pm Mystery Loves Company is a touring and recording Chamber Rock band from Houston, Texas, performing original songs that feature classical, folk, and jazz elements.  Guitarist Carlos A. Machado and cellist Madeline Herdeman combine vocally and instrumentally to create a sound that's been called "beguiling acoustic pop" by the Houston Press, often sharing the stage with fellow touring musicians or the full band make-up of their newly released album, Rock Symphony Billion.

Saturday, September 12th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 13th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, September 14th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30-9:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, September 15th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, September 16th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 17th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, September 18th "TBD" 10:30 pm ​Freddy & Francine 9:00 pm $8 Donation "TBD" 8:00 pm

"TBD" 10:30 pm 
Freddy & Francine 9:00 pm $8 Donation Drawing from influences like Ray LaMontagne, The Swell Season, Ryan Adams and The Rolling Stones, Hits Magazine says that "Freddy & Francine are building their story behind beautiful vocal harmonies, a solid writing style and a captivating live set."

"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 19th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 20th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, September 21st Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play, email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

Tuesday, September 22nd Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, September 23rd

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 24th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, September 25th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 26th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 27th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, September 28th Nashville Songwriters Association 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Tuesday, September 29th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, September 30th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 1st

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, October 2nd

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 3rd

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 4th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, October 5th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, October 6th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, October 7th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 8th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, October 9th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 10th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 11th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, October 12th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30-9:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, October 13th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, October 14th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 15th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, October 16th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 17th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 18th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, October 19th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play, email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

Tuesday, October 20th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, October 21st

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 22nd

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, October 23rd Stephen Young & The Union (Dublin, Ireland)10 pm

Stephen Young & The Union (Dublin, Ireland)10 pm Irish Americana outfit Stephen Young & The Union tour the US this summer in support of their new record Eagle Fort Rumble. Hailed by Irish media as "The best Americana band on this side of the Atlantic" SYTU land this June in support of their critically-acclaimed new album.

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, October 24th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 25th

"TBD" 7:00 pm

Monday, October 26th Nashville Songwriters Association 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Tuesday, October 27th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005

Wednesday, October 28th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Thursday, October 29th

"TBD" 9:00 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Friday, October 30th

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 31st

"TBD" 9:30 pm
"TBD" 8:00 pm

Sunday, November 1st

"TBD" 7 pm 

Saturday, November 14th
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