Stars shine at open mic night

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Katy band Crimson Arrow performing Fall Out Boy’s popular single, Sugar We’re Going Down

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor

With the hushed murmurs of a crowd of about forty people and the smell of freshly brewed coffee lingering in the air, a series of local performers made Nov 2’s open mic night at Starbucks a memorable experience.

The three-hour venue included performers such as Crimson Arrow, a well-known local band that brings together powerful instrumentals and raw vocals. Students from numerous Katy ISD high schools blended together and sang along to the engaging music. The performers interacted with the crowd and took requests for covers of popular songs from Adele and Fall Out Boy, making for a relaxed environment.

After performing, Crimson Arrow members chatted with audience members and even joined in other artists’ sets. The divide between artist and audience found at larger shows seemed to disappear.

Crimson Arrow bassist Colton Monroe spread information about the event through Facebook. Performers were able to secure their spot by signing up on the event page. After the nights successes, the artists hoped to make this a monthly event in order to showcase local talent.

If you are looking for a laid back Friday evening spent with good company, coffee and music, check out Facebook for more information about the next open mic night.