Steel City Coffee Shop offers open mic nights for beginners

By Kiara Corbin
November 19, 2009

Every Tuesday night at Steel City Coffee House, Jonathan Eirich hosts an acoustic open mic night. This is a free event, students are able to sign up to perform or they can simply sit back and enjoy.

Steel City Coffee House offers two nights of open mic every week. Open mic is a unique event; almost every famous musician has jump-started their career with an open mic night.

The coffee house has a very calm setting and the pictures upon the walls of the coffee house are unique and tell a story.

The music varies from each performance; there is a message behind all of the writer’s songs. The walls of Steel City have posters with various dates of performances by many popular bands and songwriters.

“Steel City’s Coffee House is a place where I come to relax and clear my head after a long day. This place gives me time to just forget about all my problems,” Noel Aston, audience member, said.

After listening to a variety of talented performers, everyone stayed and chatted about the next events.

From creative performing art students to parents, the crowd varies. All of the participants that performed had original songs that left you with something to remember. The coffee house is a place to come to meet new friends and learn more.

“I have been coming here for a year and I love it. It’s a community of creative minds; everyone is so supportive of one another. It’s like something out of a movie; the neighborhood coffee shop. We can come play our music sing over coffee and cigarettes.” Caitlin Morrissey, junior at Delaware County Community College, said.

A lot of the people that come to Steel City are usually not from around that area. It is located in Phoenixville, Pa., not too far from King of Prussia.

“I started open mic night about six or seven months ago and it’s been really great. It’s a good excuse to get out and play, especially meeting new people,” Jonathan Eirich, songwriter, said.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kiara Corbin

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Special Project

Title IX Redefined Website

Produced by Cabrini Communication
Class of 2024

Listen Up

Season 2, Episode 3: Celebrating Cabrini and Digging into its Past


Scroll to Top
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap