One more! One more! Audience demands an encore!

If  interested in performing at one of the Open Mic Shows, email 22 at the Coronado Center. This year’s final event will be 7-9 p.m. Oct.
Aug 7, 2018 at 1:03 PM

 Earlier performances by killer keyboardist Randy Crutcher, (“Love Potion Number Nine” and “Ruby Baby”) and HSV physician and extraordinary singer Kristi Sutton (“The Rose”) had the crowd clapping to the rhythm and singing along. A record crowd filled CoronadoCommunity Center as an eclectic group of performers simply blew the doors off of the place from 7-9 p.m.The night’s final act, Danville Road, local guitarist Doug Topham teamed with three performers straight out of Vegas — front man, singer and bassist Glenn Arteno, singer Linda Arnn and drummer Roy Grey to elicit the chants of “one more!” from the audience. July 30 brought a new level of excitement to Hot Springs Village Open Mic Night. Glen and Bethany Gaboury, performed like Johnny Cash and June Carter, local teenage sensation Chloe Stainbrook sang to us in French, and the Campfire Singers took us crawdad fishing (“ The Crawdad Song” — You get a line and I’ll get a pole). The evening was kicked off with humor by master of ceremonies John Chapman, followed by the show’s producer, Don Valdez, who changed hats to treat the crowd to “Honky Tonk Angels.”  Don and his guitar also accompanied Dr. Kristi Sutton, Shannon Hushaw (fabulous vocal harmonies and piano) and Gene Bentz whose wistful steel guitar riffs floated through the building.George Sisterhen’s banjo jingled, and John Leisenring’s slide trombone accompanied clever poetry (about Facebook) by Myra Rustin.Open mic nights bring out the best in performers and fans, and it was a wonderful free POA-sponsored event for Villagers. This was the first encore request this writer has ever witnessed at an open mic night, and it underscores the level of talent now performing in the Village.