MARTINS?FERRY - Looking for a relaxing evening out, a chance to enjoy live music in a casual environment? Come to Holy Grounds Cafe in Martins Ferry. Holy Grounds is open from 7 - 9:30 p.m. every Thursday evening.
The coffeehouse is kicking off the new year with an all Open Microphone night on Thursday, Jan. 12. Lisa Buckingham, who runs Holy Grounds as part of her job at Grace Church, encourages any local musicians to come show off their talent on this special evening.
"We have a great venue and we always have an enthusiastic and encouraging crowd. We're hoping to find some new local talent for our Open Mic kick-off," says Buckingham.
There are several performance slots available, so aspiring musicians (vocal or instrumental) are strongly encouraged to come out and perform. Poetry readings or other performances are welcome as well. Adds Buckingham, "We have a good sound system, so we'll do everything we can to make our performers sound fabulous!"
For those who simply want to enjoy the music rather than perform, hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks are available for a minimal donation. We also have two pool tables and free WiFi. It's a great environment for relaxing with friends.
Holy Grounds Cafe is located at 410 Hanover Street. For more information, call 740-633-2699.