NEW BRITAIN - As summer nears its end, the New Britain Artistsâ€™ Cooperative returns with another open mic night.
Hartford hip-hop artist Tang Sauce (John Manselle-Young) will host the event - held the third Thursday of each month - this Thursday at 6 p.m. at 66 W. Main St.
Tang Sauce was born and raised in Hartford, where he has been very involved with the art scene, being part of productions including â€śThe Wiz,â€ť â€śA Raisin in the Sunâ€ť and â€śNightfall.â€ť
In the past, he has hosted the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, an annual music festival held at Trinity College.
He describes his style as â€śold school hip-hop with a new school perspective,â€ť with which he aims to spread peace, love and positivity. He has his own station on the music streaming service Pandora.
Those who cannot make it to the open mic night can catch Tang Sauce when he returns to New Britain on Sept. 1 to perform with Keepers of the Vibe for First Friday at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
He will also be in town the next day as he and DJ Stealth perform at Trinity-on-Main.
The open mic night is a free community event open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets and others are all encouraged to sign up.
Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.