East Stroudsburg native C-Rock (pictured above), who recently released an EP called “Common Cents,” has been a regular at the event for a few months, garnering a reputation for his honest original songs and occasional rapping. Russell Austin, Strum by One, Joel Bonn and Brandon C. also played short acoustic sets.
The Carlton read some new poems and Shawn Ravenfire shared a real-life ghost story, while comedians Elliott Elliott, Zack Hammond, Bobby Keller, Checkout Joe, and Matt Serniak kept people laughing throughout the night.
Last week’s winners, NEPA duo Skip Monday, closed out the evening with a polished set of original music.
C-Rock received $25 cash and the headlining slot for the next Open Mic, along with another $25 in cash and a $25 gift card to Crescenzo’s Brick Oven Eatery for headlining, prizes offered every week to those who receive the most votes from the audience.
For photos from the previous NEPA Scene Open Mic, click here.
Join us next Tuesday and every Tuesday at The Woodlands from 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. and bring your songs, jokes, poetry, magic tricks, stories, or whatever your talent is for a chance to be seen, heard, and appreciated.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.