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Performer's Café

Open Mic Night at The HIVE

2023 Dates and Headliners

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January 25th @ 7:00 PM
Headliner Sean Bougie

Sean Bougie is a classical guitarist and musician located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He has played guitar for 20 years and specialises in 19th Century classical guitar repertoire. Sean has performed in various festivals and venues in Western Canada like the Saskatoon Fringe Festival and has taught music for StudioXII in Saskatoon for 10 years. He is nominated for Best Instrumental or Ambient Artist of the Year for the 2023 Saskatchewan Music Awards and is nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year for the 2023 Saskatchewan Indigenous Music Awards. Sean's music is sure to inspire the imagination and serenade the soul, so sit back and relax to the sounds of the classical guitar.

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February 29th @ 7:00 PM
Headliner Project 104

Project104’s Writing Collective is a group of high school youth who meet weekly to grow as writers. From ideation to publication, with laughter, tears, sandwiches, revisions, and edits, the team thrives on expanding its creative boundaries. Project 104 is made up
of authors, songwriters, poets, and spoken word artists. Team members have been published provincially and nationally, in Windscript and the Claremont Review

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March 28th @ 7:00 PM
Headliner Dustan Hlady

dustan j. hlady is a local songwriter, comedian story teller, and filmmaker. His blend of music and comedy create an exciting and entertaining night out. His songs have been on college radio stations across the country, his stories have been published in multiple literary magazines, he  has done stand up comedy across Saskatchewan and his stories have been made into multiple films. 

April 18th @ 7:00 PM
Headliner Hot Toffee

Hot Toffee is a 29-year-old musician and recording artist from Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. drawing inspiration from rap, r and b, soul, pop, and fusion; Hot Toffee writes, records, and produces the majority of his work in his home studio. Hot Toffee's main focus is to shed light on ideas, and perspectives of a better man living a better life, celebrating this life and who you are to the fullest, and being an example of greatness in a world seemingly trying to tear you down and convince you that your power is not what It truly is. 

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May 30th @ 7:00 PM
Headliner Kate Spencer

Kate hails from small town Saskatchewan. She received a Bachelor of Arts Honours with a concentration in creative writing in 2017 and a Masters of Arts in 2021 from the University of Regina. Throughout her studies, she split her focus between poetry, specifically Confessional, and Modernist literature, completing her graduate thesis on James Joyce. Lately, she runs a small business with her spouse and picks up after two puppies, Georgia and Eddie.
She will be reading from her first book, Cradle and Spoon.



The Performers Café has been running for a number of years and is a free open mic at a local café in Moose Jaw for emerging and established artists. We feature ‘headliners’ who are intended to serve as mentors for aspiring musicians, writers, storytellers, etc.

 

The Performers Café provides local artists with a venue to showcase their talents while also allowing new artists to gain experience performing in front of an audience, and an opportunity to network with one another. It is a non-judgemental forum with the goal of encouraging the expression of creativity with no barriers due to age, gender, race, religion, artistic discipline, or sexual orientation.

If you would like to be considered to be a headliner for the next season, please send an example of your work to performerscafe@festivalofwords.com. 

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