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Open Mic Night Featuring Down Home

Thursday, Oct. 20 | 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT)

Open Mic

Where else in Harbor Country can you go for an evening filled with amazing talent? Come experience Harbor Country’s most exciting array of acts, packed into one night on the fabulous Acorn stage with a state of the art, professional sound system.
No Admission Fee, Donations Encouraged

Performer Inquiries: Email openmic@acornlive.org

Featured Artists:

Down Home is the duo of Joe Iantorno and Paul Matthews, who started playing together around 2008. The pair were introduced at that time by their “then girlfriends (now beautiful wives).”

As Joe puts it, “Paul found out I played guitar, and I found out he played piano and sang, so we had a few drinks and started jamming that day. For the last decade or so, we’ve mostly just played just for fun…working on covers… But over the last 6 months or so, we started writing original music and it has really gotten us re-engaged in playing music.”

Joe lives in Granger, IN and Paul makes his home in Chicago. The duo gets their families together monthly and Joe and Paul play music. Joe says, “The Acorn is the only place we’ve ever played out – they’ve been good to us and we really enjoy playing here.”

Down Home has enough original music for a first album and they are working on recording now.


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RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sightlines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

Box Office opens at 4pm ET
Starts 7:00pm, doors open 6:00pm

Artistry, Up Close

The intimate, acoustically-rich Acorn environment encourages interaction between the artists and audience.

About The Acorn 

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.


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