The May 4th Open Mic has been cancelled at the Box Factory for the Arts and will remain on hiatus until further notice. Matt Lenny, who has faithfully hosted the event since April 2022, has announced his decision to step down.

“It’s been a great way to get back into performing and meeting people in the community,” said Matt. “But now I think I need to focus my energies and free time on booking and promoting my shows of original music.” 

Matt and his band The Breakdown will perform and release their new album For the Birds at the Box Factory on April 22 ay 7 p.m. The album features a collection of songs exploring family, aging and the various paths that lead us home. If you missed him at the Open Mic sessions, this is a great time to wish him well on his next venture. 

Tickets, available in advance at, are $12 general admission. Tickets at the door will be $15.  Children 12 and under are admitted free. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available.