Southampton Youth Bureau Gears Up for Open Mike, Battle of the Bands

Calling all kids who want to showcase their talents: The Hampton Coffee Company will host the Southampton Town Youth Bureau's open mike night at its County Road 39 location in Southampton on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Students in grades 6 to 12 will have an opportunity to take the stage and perform live. Whether spoken word, karaoke, or music, all live performances will be welcomed. Participants can reserve a slot by visiting the youth bureau's website or calling 631-702-2425. Best of all, it's free. 

Also, the Southampton Youth Bureau is looking ahead to its 14th annual Battle of the Bands, scheduled for June 10 at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays. Applications and demo music must be received by 4 p.m. on May 13.

To qualify, bands must have at least one high school student who lives in the Town of Southampton. A band must consist of at least three performing musicians.

Applications are available for download on the youth bureau's website. The rain date is June 16.