The Minstrel Open Stage is where a diverse collection of acoustic musicians performs for a welcoming, supportive and attentive audience. We're a listening room, not a noisy bar!
What's New at the Minstrel Open Stage?
Our Open Stage is actually two stages being run simultaneously - The "Concert Stage" and the brand new "Terrace Room Unplugged Cabaret." Now everyone who attends can get to play!
The Bunk Bed Backup Band continues to elevate everyone's performances. Performers receive a free DVD of their performance and the entire night is webcast via Concert Window.
How It Works:
Several performance slots are selected in advance by lottery. To enter the lottery, submit your request on the first of the month via email to
One week prior to the Open Stage, you will be notified via email whether or not you will have a guaranteed slot.
If you're not selected, you can take part in the on-site lottery at the event. There's still a good chance that you will get to perform, but that will depend on how many people participate.
All those wishing to perform at the Open Stage, whether in a confirmed reserved slot or through the on-site lottery, should be present by 7:00 pm on the night of the show.
In the past we've previewed future Open Stage featured acts and, in some cases, opening acts for a future Minstrel Concert Series show.
The Minstrel Open Stage is located at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship and is generally held on the 2nd Friday of each month,
but please check The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series for schedule changes.
Admission is $5.00 at the door and free for anyone under the age of twenty-five. Free-will donations are encouraged.
Hope to see you soon at the Minstrel Open Stage!