Panache Coffee was packed. Seventeen musical acts were preparing to have the spotlight shine on them. Each artist or group was given 10 minutes to perform or two songs. Original songs and covers of classics blended with the informal, coffee house atmosphere. The music ranged from folk to country to rock to rap. There was even a rendition of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
Max Larson, of Centre Music House, was the chief organizer of the event.
“This was a collaborative effort between Panache and Centre Music,” said Larson. “The goal was to get students from the store to perform.” Nearly all the artists that performed are from Framingham.
Corbit Larson, owner of Centre Music House and Max’s father, added, “We want to get the younger students involved. Get them to perform in a less stressful place than a hall.”
Max Larson wants to have a regular Open Mic Night at Panache Coffee the last Friday of every month. The second Open Mic Night is tonight, Sept. 30.