Premier open mic night a success at local coffee shop

Corner Coffee Shop

HAYESVILLE, N.C. – Several dozen attendees turned out for premier open mic night at the Corner Coffee and Wine Shop Friday, Jan. 18. The event featured nine storytellers, poets, and singer-songwriters. Participants from Hayesville, Andrews, and Brasstown entertained the crowd.

“We also had folks from Hiawassee and as far away as Lawrenceville, Georgia, telling stories and reading poetry,” Kanute Rarey, an event founder, informed, “We appreciate the presentations by Bob Grove, Loren Leith, John Howard, Denise Mount, Jim Davis, Ed Reid, and P.J. Savage.” Kanute and co-founder Gayle Cox delighted the audience with a few tall tales of their own.

“The coffee shop was a perfet venue for the event and it was very convenient that people attending could have a cupof coffee or hot chocolate or a glass of wine,” Cox explained, “The shop also allowed our folks to bring in dinner so they could eat and listen and watch all the show in a comfortable atmosphere.”

The next open mic night is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22.

“We are looking for more singer-songwriters next time,” Cox said.

For additional details, dial 502-525-7272 or email


Robin H. Webb

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Hayesville coffee shop adds new event to evening line-up

Lifestyle, News

HAYESVILLE, NC – The Corner Coffee Shop on Hayesville’s Town Square added a new event to its line-up: Open Mic Night, a time for area storytellers, poets, and singer/songwriters to shine. The premiere of the sure-to-be-popular event will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The first eight individuals to sign-up for rights to the microphone will be allotted six-to-eight minutes to share their talents with the crowd. Family-friendly language is required. Coffee and wine will be available onsite.  

In addition to wine tastings and live music, Corner Coffee Shop hosts drum circles each month. Visitors are invited to bring their own rhythm instrument to participate, or simply relax and enjoy the beats. The next edition of the drum circle is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.

Patrons of the cafe describe the venue as a friendly, cozy spot to enjoy a good cup of coffee or a relaxing glass of wine.

Information on Open Mic Night can be found through Kanute Rarely at 502-525-7272 or

Corner Coffee Shop is located at 66 Church St. in Hayesville.


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