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US and Canadian Open Mikes - by musicians, for musicians


Open Mike (music, comedy)
Every Monday at 6:30pm

Hosted by Brandon Cummings

1621 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL


  • Submitted by Tom Gibes
  • Last updated: November 7

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Dec 12
  • Monday, Dec 19
  • Monday, Dec 26
  • Monday, Jan 02
  • Monday, Jan 09

Don't trust the comments that are years old, the open mic is great. People are sometime inattentive and talk, but It's a café so what do you expect. Poetry, comedy, and music are common every time.
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Nick (11/2016)
I would like to perform in the open mic and I would like to know the correct time in date
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Adonte anthony (1/2015)
THIS OPEN MIC IS GREAT AGAIN! Brandon Cummings is a great host and the sound system is perfect! It is well worth your time to come out and perform! Lots of support from Kafein's staff and the other musicians! I've been to the last 4 in a row - all were fun for all. -Thomas (04/18/14)
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 Thomas Cray (3/2014)
Awful. The host was great. That's where it ended
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G (12/2013)
It's not the worst-- but can be kind of a joke. The staff is super iffy, sometimes really interesting and sometimes tired, bored twenty-somethings. You'dd probably leave with a story to tell about, for instance, a guy who tried really hard to do an 80's rap-punk-r&b crossover thing… You may be lucky enough to hear an actually funny comedian, or you may come on an average Monday, where you'll hear a lot of wannabe's. It's not awful, but definitely go with someone.
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AJ (7/2012)

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