Testing the Waters

Since it re-opened in March under new ownership, the Waterfront Tavern has been looking for ways to let the Valley know that it’s an up-and-coming nightspot all over again. One appealing addition to the music venue’s regular lineup: Wednesday acoustic open mics. The series is only a few weeks old, but it’s already drawing a range of local players — some of whom will undoubtedly catch the eye of owners and managers from other area bars in search of live acts.

Acoustic Open Mic: Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m. No cover. Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main St., Holyoke. (413) 538-4968.

 — Hunter Styles