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Black Pug Café & Roastery

Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
First, second, third and fifth Thursday of the month at 7pm

Hosted by Steve Witt

1303 High Street
Alameda, CA
A very cool venue. It has a very nice stage and a good sound system. It's café ambiance is perfect for an open mic and at the same time you can enjoy some great food, coffee, a beer or maybe a glass of wine. The audience is very attentive and supportive so come sing and play your guitar, uke, or if you prefer play on the house piano. Poets,comedians and magicians are welcome. Signups are at 7pm with performances to start soon after. If you're late don't worry. We can put you at the end of the list. You can expect to get about ten minutes and with time permitting one more round of about five minutes each if possible. We adhere to good open mic etiquette and try to give everyone a fair shot. Also keep in mind there is a Songwriters Open Mic on the the second Thursday of each month with a guest host and on the first Thursday, Larry Noble hosts.


Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Dec 08
  • Thursday, Dec 15
  • Thursday, Dec 29
  • Thursday, Jan 05
  • Thursday, Jan 12


Hello. I am interested in singing with a guitarist. I see from an earlier post that Larry Noble has offered back up before. Is it possible to send him my songs ahead of time?

Thank you!

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Hi, I suggest you come to the open mic on June 2nd. Larry will be hosting that night. You can speak to him about your request.
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Anonymous (5/2016)
The High Street Open Mic is cancelled for Thursday, Sept. 18th. The Station is undergoing some restructuring but will be opening again in Oct. Hope to see you at the open mic on Oct. 16th. Steve Witt
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 Steve Witt (9/2014)
Hi- do you have a regular pianist on hand for singers?
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Mark (2/2014)
Thanks for the Question. I don't have a dedicated person to play for vocalist. Larry Noble, who hosts the open mic on the first Thursday of the month, plays quite a few standards on the guitar. I've seen him backup several singers.
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 Steve Witt (2/2014)
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