TUNKHANNOCK — Open Mic at the Dietrich Theater has become an entertainment tradition in downtown Tunkhannock, held the fourth Friday of every month from April through October. Attendees can enjoy the variety of performances of those practicing and honing their talent, and then sit back and experience seasoned entertainers who are featured each month.
This month, the theater will bring back eclectic singer and musician Corky Staats for Open Mic at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27. Staats, a Montrose resident, has been composing and playing for more than 30 years. His original material reflects the sounds of Neil Young, John Prine and James Taylor.
Staats was a founding member of The Endless Mountains Trio, and now performs in a folk/blues duo with Carl Hagstrom, as well as solo performances. He has performed at many regional coffee houses, including the Cyber Café West in Binghamton; the Old Lynn Church Concert series, and regularly at area venues. He often performs at area benefits. He has one solo CD, titled, “Time Will Tell.” The Endless Mountains Trio also recently released a second CD with several of Staats’ original songs.
The free event on May 27, hosted by Angelo Maruzzelli, begins with short performances of entertainers who want to hone their craft before a live audience ,and continues with the music of experienced performer, Corky Staats. Those wishing to try out their routines or music need to sign up at 6:30 p.m.
Open Mic is always free and is sponsored by the Dietrich Fundraising Committee.
For more information, call 570-996-1500.