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Heartland Cafe

In-One-Ear Open Mic
Every Wednesday at 10pm

Hosted by PeteWolf and Billy Tuggle

7000 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL

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  • Submitted by Rob Reid
  • Last updated: October 29, 2013

Upcoming Dates

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

Show is hosted by PeteWolf and Billy Tuggle- Owned and organized by PeteWolf: 773.216.9653 for the last 15 yrs- show is 26 years old originally started at the No Exit Café and moved in 1999, July- ALL ages, with appropriate chaperons- sing-up 9pm show starts 10pm
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PeteWolf Winninger (10/2013)
? how early is early?
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j (9/2010)
There is no longer free parking in the Trilogy Parking Lot. However, there are many ways to access this space without a car. Primarily, the red line cta train. The Morse stop north exit is kitty corner from the entrance to the café. Also, there are cycle corrals available for individuals to lock up their bicycles.
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Shahbaz (12/2010)
? So I'm going to be in from out of town (obviously) and am wondering… is this place honestly like some people say. I've played my fair share of clique/my friends first, kind of places and know how much it sucks to wait around only to play to empty seats. For all you non-clique/not friends of the host people/out of towners, does this still happen?
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Tomas (9/2009)
I have to second some of the complaints below. I played Heartland once, had to pay a cover (at an open mic!) to watch a wretched band for an hour, and then didn't get to play myself until 1 am even though I showed up early. I suppose the random playing order is to keep people hanging around but I played for practically no one in a very large room. Never again.
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jon (2/2009)
The In-One-Ear Open Mic has been running for 20 years. The organizers of the event are always open to suggestions. The set list is randomized, and if a participant needs to get on early for any reason, we are very accommodating. There is always free parking two blocks north in the Trilogy Parking lot located at Estes and Glenwood. The money collected goes to the featured performer, and equipment to operate the show. $3 is standard in the community espcially with other venues charging as much as $6 to be in the audience, let alone perform. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact In-One-Ear at or check our profile at
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In-One-Ear Open Mic (3/2008)

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