Monday, May 17, 2010

Starbucks for Music Lovers

The Starbucks Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA held their Bi-weekly Open Mic Nite on Sunday May 16th. The even featured a variety of singer/songwriters who came to share their talents with an eager and encouraging audience. There were many who have performed since the beginning of the event who have become favorites. There were also some who have returned to the event after an absence making their presence a cause for celebration as their talents were missed. However, there was a new comer whose talents was as welcomed as a breath of fresh air enhancing the atmospheric conditions of the event.

The event’s host Eric J. Becker opened the evening performances with some of his work along with Abby Braman who provided back up. The event continued with performances by the well established Keith Haynes aka The Business Fairy, Rick Delgado, and Liz Mason who created a familiar tone to the event encouraging all who heard them to sit back and enjoy all they were about to receive. Barbara VanBuskirk and Emmitt Henry Derrick returned to an appreciative audience while Greg Bonpone brought his new voice to the gathering.

The Open Mic Nite event at Starbuck was preceded by The Forwardian Arts Society Music Lovers’ Gathering. Not many attended but the waiting for those who came to perform was well worth it. The next Music Lovers’ Gathering is attentively for Thursday June 17th at The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA at 6pm. Followed by their weekly Open Poetry Reading titled, “Just Say It.“ that welcomes musicians and begins at 7pm. Please keep an eye out for the invitations I’ll be sending around that date.

In the meantime, you’ll find more photographs of the Open Mic Nite in The Forwardian Arts Society Music Lovers’ Gathering Gallery at The next Open Mic Nite at Starbucks will be held Sunday June 6th beginning a6 6:30pm. Please contact Eric Becker at 570-872-7896 for more information.

Contact information of those mentioned in this article include Eric J. Becker at, Abby Braman at, Rick Delgado at, Keith Haynes aka The Business Fairy at, The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse at 570-420-8222, and The Forwardian Arts Society at

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