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Independence Tap

3932 W Irving Park Rd

Friday, June 11

7:30 PM

That’s right. We are firing up the Hootenanny Machine again! Stann Champion has been keeping the flame alive by himself on Zoom during the Ordeal (all thanks and praises to him).

Now it’s Michael Hollywood’s turn to do the heavy lifting and host/ringmaster FretKnot Friday LIVE.

Bring your *actual physical self* to Independence Tap to either spectate or participate in this celebration the joyousness of community and of human expression in all its forms.

Musicians, Poets, Storytellers, Standup Comics, Jugglers, Magicians, Dancers— Whatever Ya Got To Share.

First Time Performers Encouraged!

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The Independence Tap is a great space and this night is perfect for working out new material and expanding horizons as an Artist/Performer.

When we host Open Stages we create an atmosphere of respect for all genres of performance where Artists can feel safe and secure. [No stylistic cliquishness OR DISRESPECT allowed!]

Our greatest joy comes from seeing someone perform for the first time or watching an Artist try out a new genre: a Musician doing Storytelling, a Storyteller doing Stand-Up, a Poet playing Music, a Stand-Up reading a poem…

The Place Where The Boundaries Meet & Overlap Is Where True Magic Happens.

And there is nothing like the feeling of opening a door into a new room in the mansion of your soul— SO COME ON DOWN & GO ON UP!!!