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US and Canadian Open Mikes - by musicians, for musicians

Channel 5 Community TV Network

Turnstyle Thursday (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Thursday at 7:30pm

Hosted by Seth & Adam

516 Congress Street
Portland, ME

This unique anything-goes open mic is a program that films for the main public access station of the greater Portland area, every Thursday night @ 7:30pm, and airs on channel 5 every Saturday night at 11pm. Any and all type of acts are welcome! From musicians (bands, duets, solo acts) to poets & storytellers; from dancers to stand-up comedians; only one thing is for sure: at Turnstyle you never know what to expect!

It is located at CTN5 on Congress Street, between Maine College of Art (MECA) & the CVS pharmac. There's normally no cover charge. Just follow the lights to the filming area!


  • Last updated: June 24

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Dec 08
  • Thursday, Dec 15
  • Thursday, Dec 22
  • Thursday, Dec 29
  • Thursday, Jan 05

Do you have a piano or keyboard… ?what time do you show up and are you guaranteed a chance to perform?
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Anne bean (6/2016)
? How can I play at this event? Do I need to sign up or just show up or audition?
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Krystian Beal (3/2016)
It is great that this is available. I would like to participate.
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Peter Gavett (3/2016)
? Do you have a place for bass players?
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Syd (10/2015)
How 'bout parking? Any suggestions?
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 Alec Wall (6/2015)
list and map List the 14 clubs with open mikes in this area.