Open Mic Every Tuesday

Every week, our stage comes alive with a symphony of diverse talents, from seasoned virtuosos to emerging performers. Our cutting-edge facilities ensure an immersive experience for both performers and audience, with top-notch acoustics and lighting that elevate every note, word, and joke to its full potential. Join us at Studio 9’s Weekly Open Mic, where creativity knows no bounds, and the spotlight is shared by all. It’s not just an open mic; it’s a showcase of all the creative excellence in the heart of the Northern Berkshires.

Sign ups at 6:30pm | Performances at 7:00pm

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Bernice Lewis

BERNICE LEWIS, a Berkshire County resident, has been a nationally recognized touring artist for almost four decades. She has performed at innumerable festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts.  She is about to release her eighth recording of original music and is currently signed to Houston’s Berkalin Records.

Lewis is The Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College (Williamstown, MA) and founding faculty at Schreiner University’s Songkeeper Program.  She has also been an Artist in Residence and workshop presenter at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA, and Esalen Institute in Big Sur as well as at many schools and retreat centers. In 2008, she was awarded an Artist in Residence position by the National Park Service, where she was posted in Grand Canyon’s North Rim, and in 2015 she was Artist in Residence at Marble House Project in Dorset, VT.  She is looking forward to being Artist in Residence in March 2024 at Mostly Dance in Atenas, Costa Rica.

Lewis has toured extensively in the US, Canada, Mexico, and was honored to play in Israel in 2022.  She has led eight fan based white water raft trips on The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and several fan-based trips to Ireland.

According to Rosanne Cash “Bernice one of the keepers of the flame of Real Songwriting.”  Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy CenterIn 1987, she was a finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriting Contest at the Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival, where she continues to be a main stage favorite. Her ballad, “Bridges That Hold,” was included in Peter, Paul and Mary’s Lifelines video (PBS). She was featured in Yoga Journal for her work with sound and yoga, and has shared the stage with many renowned artists, including Dar Williams, Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Livingston Taylor, Odetta, Christine Lavin, Marty Sexton, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Mary Gauthier… it’s a long list. She has a fifty year old daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon.
Saturday, January 27, 2024
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7:30 pm
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Please note the following regarding parking:

Venue and parking
Studio 9 is located at 18 Veazie St, adjacent to the Porches Inn.
You are welcome to park in the following locations:
– The small lot across the street
– The community lot nearest the UNO Park on River St
– East side of Veazie Street (same side as the studio)
– or on the Porches side of River St.
Do not park in the following locations:
– Porches Guest lots
– The downhill side of Veazie
– Eastbound side of River Street (the side that Mass MoCA is on)