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Open Mic Night has already become a Friday night change nights, game nights, and possibly karaoke with
staple at Beans & Strings. From 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., a live band.
patrons can take turns showing their talents, musical Though coffee and live music are a big part of the
and otherwise, on the coffee shop’s red stage. Foster- atmosphere at Beans & Strings, the business model
Whiddon says that Moultrie has a lot of very talented actually grew from teaching music lessons. Foster-
musicians and most people don’t realize it. Whiddon has been a guitar instructor since 2001 and
“Music can be a huge part of a coffee shop’s he says he loves watching students, both young and
atmosphere if it’s built in and done right,” he says. “A young at heart, discover hidden talents as they learn to
coffee shop makes a great venue because the shows play the instrument.
typically start early in the evening and the environ- Whether you want a latte or an electric guitar or
ment is welcoming to mixed-age audiences.” just want to sit and laugh with friends, Beans &
On Saturday nights, Beans & Strings features con- Strings is a great place to be. For information about
cert performances from local artists. their classic coffee shop menu or music lessons, visit
“Right now we’re doing a lot of music,” says www.beansandstrings.com or call Eric and Vanessa at
Foster-Whiddon. “Before long we’ll start doing some (229) 985-0093.
other themed nights.” He says the possibilities are
Open Mon-Thurs: 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 am to 11:00 pm
endless and could include coffee tastings, music ex-
Saturday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday: Closed
24 Moultrie Magazine Winter 2010
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