This past October marks the beginning of the 8th year Ben has faithfully hosted Open Mic. Now at the Woodnotes Grille at Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper, N.Y. on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. An idea brainstormed by Josh Luborsky, he offered the opportunity to Ben, and the rest is history. Ben’s Acoustic Open Mic is very diverse, with everything from poets to banjo pickers, and offers an opportunity for musicians of all ages, genres and talent levels to perform publicly. Audience and musicians alike are treated to a night of good food and music, and there is never a cover charge. Please join us (sign up is at 6:30) the next time you are visiting the area. For more information, call the Emerson Resort and Spa at 877.688.2828 and ask for Woodnotes Grille. For regular updates and shared performances, ask to join the Facebook Group.