Open mic tonight at Side Iron BBQ

The third Wednesday in June is today — June 19. An auspicious occasion, one day before summer solstice and two days before the super strawberry moon.

Sign-ups for tonight’s open mic at Side Iron BBQ, 724 main St., start at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 6:45 or 7 p.m.

According to a statement from Mark Sanders, the event’s organizer, “Come to the open mic at the pioneer saloon and experience the historic atmosphere at the oldest operating business in northeast California. People have been enjoying good food, good friends and good refreshments here since 1862. The Side Iron BBQ serves up some great food, and there is a great selection of bevereges  at the bar. Performers have been  sharing thei music, songs, stories and poems here for over a year.  Come join as a performer or an audience member — there is room for all.

“Starting in July, there will be a featured artist’s time allotment.
Stay tuned for more details. Hope to see as many of you as we can fit in the Pio.”