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The Root Café

Tuesday Open Mic with Xela (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Tuesday at 8pm

Hosted by Xela

15118 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH

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  • Last updated: September 11, 2014

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Great coffee and good music! In response to Jim's comment, people will pay attention to you, just play a great show! Great for music, comedy, and poetry!
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Taylor Ogburn (7/2013)
Went a couple weeks back. Sort of your typical coffee shop scene, nobody pays attention to the music, but the host seemed like a good guy, enthusiastic and runs it well.
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Jim Bouldin (6/2013)

Why no comments here besides mine?

Xela the host has been a mainstay for the Cleveland area open mic scene for years and has managed to transition successfully from the Lakewood Phoenix to the Root Cafe.

Though a hipster, Zela never comes off as a snarky, is fair-handed to a fault and is quite a talented songwriter as well.

The owners of the Root should take note that many acts come from around the region to play here, and should consider staying open until 11p.

BTW-Unlike the Winchester, you can actually plug in something electrified at the Root. Don't understand the pseudo-noble sentiment that if you keep it "acoustic" it is somehow more real. For crying out loud Winchester, you are essentially a "rock" venue every other night.

Just sayin'

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AV (2/2012)
list and map List the 22 clubs with open mikes in this area.