Holiday Open Mic December 9, 2016

As promised, it was a night full of magic, smiles, food, and most of all talent.  With host, Mon Concepcion, sounds by DJ Jen, talented performers, Aaron Concepcion, Donovan, Victor Lelis, Gabe Real, Oscar Bandoquillo, Cruz, Raoul Pascual, Abner Galino, Nikkie Arriola, Larry Balisacan, Galo Rey, James and Luz Spanks;  and friends, Arcie Herrera, Odette Galino, Sandy and John Sanford, official photographer, Art Ramos.    This will be the last Open Mic Night in this location as the gallery is expected to move to its new building on March 2017.  Watch out for the Opening Day 2017.


jollyholidayIt’s been more than a year since Mon Concepcion had hosted the first Open Mic Night at the La Habra Art Gallery.  The sessions have been featured in several news media, i.e  Orange County Register, La Habra Journal.  Three major factors that contribute to the success of an open mic night – a welcoming community, the artists, and most of all, a host, who must, not only be a great performer himself, but also be a charismatic mentor to inspire guest artists perform their best, all the while set a positive, non-judgmental atmosphere. On any given night, Mon Concepcion has shown professionalism, given memorable performances while developing and discovering talents.  It’s been several nights of inspired performances, lasting connections, friendships, and overall sense of community.

Be it a spoken word, song, or instrument, let your star shine at the gallery stage and have a good cheer this holiday season.