The Front Porch Open Mic, featuring Izzy Heltai
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors 6:30 // Show 7:00 PM
Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.
*Please note: We have a 100 person capacity. The first 80 people to arrive are guaranteed seats, and the remainder is standing room.
Please join us for our bi-monthly Front Porch Open Mic. The Front Porch open mic is free and open to all. Enjoy some of Central Virginia’s songwriters in an intimate listening room setting. Wine and Champion Brewing beer will be available for purchase. Front Porch students – this is the perfect opportunity to perform some of the songs you have been working on and learning!
Sign up for the open mic via emilyjulia@frontporchcvill
This month’s featured artist is Izzy Heltai
Izzy Heltai is a folk singer and songwriter based in Northampton, Massachusetts. He has been described as possessing “a voice that is equal parts gruff, sandpapered scratches, unfiltered and open just enough to let the story out and smooth, honeyed flavor that eases you in” (Red Line Roots). As a songwriter, he focuses on telling stories about love, loss, and growth – crafting songs both relatable to his inter-generational audience and specific to his experiences and proclivities as a young folk artist. Izzy’s music is influenced by folk legends like Carole King, Paul Simon, and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading voices in the contemporary folk resurgence like Gregory Alan Isakov, Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell. In the summer of 2017, Izzy was a finalist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase in Hillsdale, NY, and in 2018 he was named a New Folk Finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, TX. He has performed at Mass MoCa’s acclaimed Freshgrass Folk Festival for two years running, and his debut EP release in January of 2018 was accompanied by a sold-out release show at the historic Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.