Continuing the longstanding tradition of providing public performance opportunities, the Austin Songwriters Group has partnered with Threadgill’s World Headquarters to present “Monday Night Live at Threadgill’s,” an open mic stage hosted by Christy Moore, Gregg Miller and ASG Executive Director, Lee Duffy. In the past, ASG has offered performance opportunities to songwriters at other Austin venues, including Cactus Cafe, Waterloo Ice House, Lucky Lounge and The Mockingbird Cafe, among others.
ASG made the move to Threadgill’s after giving up its lease on the southeast Austin location that had been its home for the last few years. This is not the first time Threadgill’s has supported ASG. In the past, Threadgills has sponsored Open Mics, Song Doctor Sessions, as well as the Annual Merle Haggard Birthday Tribute each April. In the return to Threadgill’s, ASG’s popular “Friday Night Live at The Mockingbird” now becomes “Monday Night Live at Threadgill’s” and starts a new tradition for ASG, which has now been serving songwriters for over 30 years.
The weekly event kicks off every Monday at 6:30 PM with sign up starting at 6:00. Performers all register in and then names are drawn during the course of the evening to determine the performance order. Since moving to Threadgill’s the popularity of ASG’s open mic event has surged even more with “Monday Night Live” routinely featuring between 25-30 songwriters each week.
So keep “Monday Night Live” on your radar and check back with the website weekly for details on other ASG Events, like Song Doctor.
“Monday Night Live at Threadgill’s” is at Threadgill’s south location at: 301 West Riverside Dr. Austin, TX 78704. And, don’t just come for the music, Threadgill’s has some of the best comfort food on the planet this side of your Grandma’s kitchen.
We’ll see you there.