Open Mic Café pairs well with Iron Forge


submitted by North Dundas Arts Council (NDAC)

Shawn Thomas and his son Kaz on stage at WOMCafe, Sunday, April 7th. Credit: TJ Warren

Winchester Open Mic Café has been enjoying great turnouts, welcoming many new performers in recent months. But with its usual digs at the Old Town Hall not available in April, organizers didn’t want to disappoint their many friends by closing for an entire month. 

“Shaw Knelsen, owner of Iron Forge Pizza, has graciously allowed us to spend Sundays in April with him at his fabulous little restaurant just a block away from the Old Town Hall,” says Ann Brady, who coordinates the weekly coffeehouse. “So every Sunday in April, from 2 pm to 5 pm, you can find Winchester Open Mic Café happening at Iron Forge Pizza.”

Musicians and audience members attending the weekly gathering filled the house on opening day, April 7.  “People of all ages came in from Nepean, Morrisburg, Mountain, Rockland and Winchester,” Brady says.  “Everyone enjoyed the music and the gourmet menu. We are very grateful to Shaw for once again supporting local artists in such a meaningful way and helping us to continue uninterrupted!”

Iron Forge Pizza, located at 500 Main Street in Winchester, is open seven days a week, and on Sundays from 10:30 am to 9 pm. Admission to Winchester Open Mic is free, but Iron Forge’s menu charges apply. Visit Iron Forge Pizza and Winchester Open Mic Café on Facebook for more details.


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