Open Mic Night Featuring Abbie Thomas

Sunday, Nov. 12 | 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

This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and sponsored by The Frederick S. Upton Foundation.

Abbie Thomas
Independent singer-songwriter Abbie Thomas started on the road from part-time hobbyist to full time musician after appearing in The Acorn’s 2019 Singer-Songwriter Competition. She earned the vibrant praises of Grammy winner Jim Peterik in that contest, which was a catalyst for turning music into Abbie’s full-time career. She mixes pop melodies with soulful vocals and hints of R&B, Jazz, and a vibe from the songwriters of the ‘70s. Touring regionally, she has most recently opened for Laine Hardy, Girl Named Tom, and Cathy Richardson of Jefferson Starship.

Abbie currently keeps a 130+ per year live show calendar. She recently composed for and performed with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra. Abbie just wrapped up her first short film score and is currently composing for a collaboration with the South Bend, IN Symphony Quartet.

Abbie’s standout music video, "Fireflies," has earned over 10 nominations for awards, including a "Best Female Solo Artist" nomination in 2021 for the California Music & Video Awards, and a "Best Independent Music Video" nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. She was also recently nominated for four Josie Music Awards (the equivalent to The Grammy’s for independent artists): Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Dirty Little Things,” Entertainer of the Year, and Songwriter Achievement for her song “Lucky Penny.” The awards show will take place at The Grand Ole Opry House October of 2023.

In early 2023, Abbie surpassed 100,000 streams on major platforms including iTunes, Spotify and YouTube. New music is currently being recorded, and slated to begin releasing in late 2023.

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.


Turn your show experience into a memorable stay! The Loft at The Acorn offers a spacious, industrial-chic apartment above The Acorn theater. Click here for photos and rental information.


The Acorn is proud to partner with Neighbor by Neighbor in hosting a food and hygiene drive at the theater. Throughout November and December, whenever you come out to The Acorn to attend an event, please consider contributing! Please find more information here.

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 Center for the Performing Arts

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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