Online events and groups help singers keep singing!

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the pleasure of singing for or with others. Especially if you are practicing something, it’s important to have opportunities to perform and stay motivated. Watching others can also inspire you to try new things! Here are some online events to help you keep singing.

Guelph OPEN MIC Nights is a Facebook group curated by local singer-songwriter and open mic mainstay Dan McLean. In a pre-COVID world, this was a group devoted to listing up-to-date information about local open mics and jams. Nowadays, folks have been posting self-taped videos of their performances here, including covers and originals. It’s a very supportive group!

Watch that Facebook group for future info about Matt Zaddy’s #TogetherAtHome Open Mic nights, where Matt hosts a zoom call for folks to perform live for each other. Sadly I just missed the last one, but you can email him to sign up for the next one.

CHOIR CHOIR CHOIR has been hosting some themed sing-along parties online that look like a lot of fun. Watch their Facebook page for future events. They do ask for donations.

In looking for online karaoke, I was intrigued to find this event being hosted by the Delaware LGBTQ Social Group tomorrow night. Queer karaoke sounds like the best.

And for those looking to watch some incredible local talent perform, check out Silence’s Digitally Curated Concert Series. By tuning in, you can help support artists whose live shows have been cancelled.

If you know of any other great opportunities to sing online, please leave them in the comments!

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