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"...solo artist David Cattani plays acoustic après every Monday."

“The host for one of the Thursday night open mics is singer-songwriter David Cattani, who runs the show at the Virginian Saloon, starting at 8 p.m. Cattani, who is a Jackson transplant by way of St. Louis, has made his living as a musician for the past seven years. He and his musician girlfriend, Teresa Graveman, moved here a year ago. “The Virginian open mic is the only continuous one in town,” Cattani said. “It runs during the winter and summer months plus the off season, except when a holiday falls on a Thursday.” Cattani said that when he moved here he took the time to see what the open mic situation was in town and couldn’t find a consistent one. He approached the Virginian and they agreed to let him host there, even in the off season. Ten times last winter he also started and hosted an open mic on Sundays at the Mangy Moose, catering to those musicians “fresh off the plane,” he said. “The focus was on tourists as well as locals.””

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