Sept.(tba) - Going Acoustic

at Quig’s

at quig’s




“Passionate vocals, intelligent lyrics and an incredibly vivacious sound...”

-Radio AirPlay


James Haro In Storage is a music project that began ​underground in a literal storage room in South Philadelphia ​during COVID-19 lockdown. Haro crafts music with a ​powerful blend of lyrics and musical arrangements, drawing ​comparisons to artists The Shins, Ben Lee, and Rilo Kiley. ​Haro has Mexican and Indigenous American roots and was ​born and raised in Los Angeles, now based in Philadelphia.

Haro created the digital solo show "GO" for Philly's SoLow ​Fest in mid-pandemic 2021, the first in a series of pieces ​that features original songs and interweaves auto-​biographical storytelling. Haro went on to create its ​pseudo-sequel "GO AHEAD", which premiered at the 2022 ​Philadelphia Fringe Festival in Old City and was selected to ​be presented as part of Cannonball Festival in 2023. He ​has since released his debut single, “Verses”, available now ​on all major music platforms. In 2024, he released his first ​EP, also titled GO AHEAD, produced by second-time ​collaborator Robby Webb and recorded at Headroom ​Studios.

He also created and co-hosts the seasonal open-mic ​"Going Acoustic at Quig's” with musicians Kat Rivers and ​Emily Schuman.

“Crazy Eights” at Quig’s Pub, Philadelphia (2022)

“James is an everyman force of nature.

I sincerely hope he never stops making ​music or telling stories.”

-Audience Member, FringeArts

“Haro hops octaves easily, all while ​growling, howling, soaring through his ​anthemic lines.”

-Martha Eies (née Martha Stuckey)




at quig’s

Going Acoustic at Quig’s presents a ​quarterly open mic at Quig’s Pub above the ​historic Plays and Players theater in ​Rittenhouse Square.

Started in September 2022 by music artists

James Haro, Kat Rivers, and Emily Schuman, ​this Philadelphia open-mic stands for ​promoting diversity and inclusion and ​strives to create a more equitable arts and ​music community in the city.

We welcome all to our open-mics and ​encourage those who may have never ​performed live before to come through.

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sign-up for the next show CLICK HERE.


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