Open mic for youth |

Open mic for youth

Andrea PorcelainPost Independent Intern

CARBONDALE, Colo. -The Lift Coffee Saloon and Eatery is promoting creativity by encouraging young people to express themselves through acoustic music, poetry, writings, and other art forms this weekend.During the Young People’s Open Mic session at noon Sunday, The Lift – formerly Java Joes – hosts students, musicians and writers as they perform original work or pieces they admire from other artists. The event is open to the public.”Music is free expression; it is the same language everywhere in the world,” Shannon O’Gara-Stanford said. “With music we are part of the world’s language – we are one with the world.”I think it will help our community grow because high school kids don’t truly get a chance to express themselves,” she added. “This is a chance for the community to listen to our voices.”The Young People’s Open Mic is being hosted by The Lift on a trial basis, with the goal being a bi-monthly happening – but with a few guidelines. Profanity is not allowed, and electrical instruments should not be used.The Lift hopes to continue the community environment by letting the session happen. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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