1. Where is Grounds & Sounds located and how do we get there?
The Grounds & Sounds Café takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, NY, which is on the northbound side of Nichols Road (Rte 97), just north of Rte 347 and just south of the Stony Brook University campus. Click here for directions.
2. When are Grounds and Sounds shows held?
Our shows are every second Friday of the month. Each show begins with an open mic at 8:00 p.m. followed by the featured act at 8:45 p.m. Normally, shows will run until about 10:30 p.m.
3. How much are tickets ?
The price of admission is normally $15, but may vary for certain featured performers. Proceeds benefit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stony Brook, NY.
4. What kind of food and drinks do you serve?
Well for starters, there’s great coffee. We also serve specialty teas plus cold drinks such as juices soda and ice tea. We sell an assortment of snacks. You can bring your own wine. (There is a small corking fee for wine.)
5. How do I get my act get booked for the café?
Any musicians interested in being booked as featured performers at the Grounds & Sounds café should contact Michael Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Who can sign up for the open mic?
The open mic is available for any musician, poet or performance artist on a first come-first serve basis. Each open mic participant is invited to perform one song, poem or act and limit the length of their performance to 6 minutes.
7. Does Grounds & Sounds have its own sound system?
Yes. Performers generally only need to bring their instruments. The sound system is equipped to handle moderately sized, primarily acoustic acts.