At this month’s Outloud Open Mike Coffeehouse for poetry, prose, and music, the accomplished Cambridge-based acoustic/folk Lenny Solomon Band offers original songs spanning a variety of musical genres and rhythmic styles ( solomonband.com ). Reminiscent of Bob Dylan, CSNY, and The Band — the Solomon Band blends heart, energy, and a gentle spirit in capturing our times and our stories.
Open Mike begins at 7:15 p.m. Performances and readings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
There is no cover; donations are accepted for costs ( including refreshments ) and local charity. Outloud’s creative and nurturing atmosphere is receptive and respectful.
Outloud meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space, 235 West Foster, Melrose ( Go to beebeestate.org for more about The Beebe Estate ). Parking available on grounds, behind the Estate; entrance is at the back of the building.