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Café Paradiso

Acoustic Wednesdays (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 8pm
101 N Main St
Fairfield, IA

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  • Last updated: November 12, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Dec 07
  • Wednesday, Dec 14
  • Wednesday, Dec 21
  • Wednesday, Dec 28
  • Wednesday, Jan 04

Keith's description is very accurate, except that the sign-up sheet fills up in about 30 seconds. (A very well-run event, & the audiences are the best!)
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Ed (11/2014)
Sign up is between 7:30 and 7:45pm. Each person gets 2 songs or 10 minutes whichever comes first. We start right on time at 8PM and run a tight ship with quick stage changes and a professional sound man and sound system. We can also accommodate duos, trios etc. We have between 20 and 50 people in the audience and they are very attentive, respectful and appreciative. The sign up list usually fills up in 5-10 minutes so come early. You can also email me (I am the host) at and I will answer your questions.
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 Keith DeBoer (12/2012)
? Is this still a thing?
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 Kyle F (9/2011)
Piano available. Microphones, plug into sound system or bring your own amp. Very casual atmosphere.
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We go every Wed like clock work. Sign up at 7:45pm. Come early as the list fills up right away. We run a tight ship with quick stage changes. Professional equipment and sound man. We have a very quiet attentive and appreciative audience of 20-50 people each week. We can accommodate duos, trios etc. Also non musical acts such as mime, dance, comedy, magic are also welcome. You don't have to be good, just be open and sincere and the crowd will love you. Email me if you have questions:
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 Keith DeBoer (12/2012)
list and map List the 2 clubs with open mikes in this area.