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Thu, Jun 01


Opening Bell Coffee

Beyond Open Mic with host Kacy Crowley 7:00 pm

Beyond Open Mic with host Kacy Crowley 7:00 pm
Beyond Open Mic with host Kacy Crowley 7:00 pm

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215, USA

About the event

Join us for a night of hand picked musicians for a night "Beyond Open Mic". A new series that will highlight local and regional musicians that will focus on the craft of songwriting, performance and supporting each other as artists. Musicians playing are listed below, READ MORE

Host: Kacy Crowley 

Once called, “Bob Dylan with tits,” by a legendary A&R rep at Atlantic Records, this tiny singer-songwriter has continued to write and record her own music since her big major label days in the 90’s. With a natural ear for pop melodies and twenty years of Texas music running through her head, this new batch of songs is Americana at its best- well traveled, broken hearted and bad to the bone.

Featured Artists:

Emmeline Darryl Smyers of the Dallas Observer raves that Emmeline’s “straight-ahead take on folk/rock may actually be the best thing” on a bill of seasoned, signed artists.  The Ghost of Blind Lemon blog says she “not only possesses a beautiful voice, but writes songs that are simply beautiful and heartfelt.”  Fellow musicians Avoiding Disaster refer to her as “some sort of sonic angel,” and songwriter Jenni Mansfield Peal declares that her “images and passages of the songs, whether gently reflected or emphatically pronounced, create a sampler of genuine soul observations.”

Martina Manguerra is a Dallas native, specifically Garland, and a UT Arlington alumni, graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She has a passion for songwriting and has had the privilege of working in an environment like Opening Bell that offers a creative outlet.

Michala Huckabay Acoustic artist who loves stripping concepts and sounds down to their core and and believes music should NEVER be made or played alone. What's the point of making music if you're not surrounded by other people who love it just the same?”

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