Friday Night Young Artists Cafe

FAIRFIELD — Continuing a long-standing and successful duet, the Pequot Library and nonprofit Music for Youth held another Friday Night Young Artists Cafe this weekend.

More than a dozen young performers showcased their talent in an open-mic format at the library on March 29.

“Music for Youth has been partnering with Pequot Library, bringing music here, for 27 years,” said Misty Beyer, executive program director. “These students are from all over the county and they come together for a wonderful evening on the stage.”

Music ranged from classical pieces to several more contemporary, including an Ariana Grande selection and another from the film “Once.”

“It gives kids a great opportunity to perform,” said parent Carole Turner, of Ridgefield, “sometimes for the first time in front of people, in a very relaxed environment.”