ACE Open Mic
Every Friday, the first half of the evening is devoted to our Open Mic at the ACE Centre, Abbotseat, Kelso from 7.30pm onwards.
The ACE is a community-run centre offering a wide range of facilities – business meeting rooms, a well-equipped gym, a children’s soft play zone, a internet café lounge with pool table, and a large activities room adjoining this which we use for the open mic.
It is a very family-friendly, safe environment and although it is not licensed to sell alcohol, members are permitted to bring their own wine or beer (but not food or soft drinks, which can be obtained from the café, including excellent light hot meals most nights).
We provide a good PA system and an organised ‘singaround’ format – most weeks everyone will be two or three turns on stage. Small groups can be accommodated too, we usually have two or three mics and as many more channels for instruments. The sound level is minimal, just enough to allow a variety of styles.