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The Cantab Lounge

Blues, Jazz & Rock Jam
Every Sunday at 9pm

Hosted by The Hot Sauce Band

738 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
phone:617-354-2685
venue:cantab-lounge.com

This listing was last updated over 1 year ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Fred Bement
  • Last updated: October 19, 2015

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Aug 20
  • Sunday, Aug 27
  • Sunday, Sep 03
  • Sunday, Sep 10
  • Sunday, Sep 17

The Cantab Lounge

phone:617-354-2685
venue:cantab-lounge.com
event:geoffbartley.com/public_html/misc/cantab_monday.html
host:geoffbartley.com

Good players show up at this long-running open mike (1991 - ?). Neophytes welcome. We have a good sound system and a good sound man.

First-time open mikers get an automatic early welcome slot. Played here before? Throw your name in the hat and take your chances.

Open mikers must pay $3 for two songs. This fee goes to the Cantab to help pay our way.

There's a feature act from 9:15 to 9:45. I pass the hat for the feature, $5 is suggested.

All kinds of music are welcome.

Spoken word and stand-up not so much.

Electric bands usually let me talk them into plugging electric instruments into the PA and bringing an abbreviated drum-kit or hand percussion.

We have no back line.

Crowds are respectful although there is always some talking at the bar. Sound is off on all TVs. Crowds tend to be smaller in summer, better in winter.

The Cantab is at the north end of colorful Central Square and has nearly constant foot traffic.

Food but not drinks may be brought into the Cantab. There are many good inexpensive restaurants on our block… Mexican… Middle Eastern… vegetarian / vegan… African… Indian… subs pizza good burgers… and they all provide take-out.

The Cantab is 21+.

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Aug 21
  • Monday, Aug 28
  • Monday, Sep 04
  • Monday, Sep 11
  • Monday, Sep 18

Out of the Blue Art Gallery

phone:617-354-5287
venue:outoftheblueartgallery.com
event:storyspace.org

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Mike Cohen
  • Last updated: October 21, 2012

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug 22
  • Tuesday, Aug 29
  • Tuesday, Sep 05
  • Tuesday, Sep 12
  • Tuesday, Sep 19

Patty Chen's Dumpling Room

Open Mic Dumpling Style
Last Tuesday of the month at 5pm

Hosted by jBlake

907 Main St
Cambridge, MA
phone:617-491-6616

acoustic, unplugged open mic

solo and duo acts

5pm - 8pm

This listing was last updated over 3 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug 29
  • Tuesday, Sep 26
  • Tuesday, Oct 31
  • Tuesday, Nov 28
  • Tuesday, Dec 26

Club Passim

phone:617-492-7679
venue:clubpassim.com
event:passim.org/club/open-mic-59

The Passim Open Mic is held weekly on Tuesdays. Admission is $6.

Beginning at 6pm, we will take the first 30 signups for our lottery. Just before 7pm, the order for the night will be chosen at random. You MUST be present to sign up and play. If you arrive later than 7pm and we still have space on the list, we will add folks to the end of the night.

Performances begin at 7pm. Each performer gets 10 minutes or two songs, whichever comes first. If your songs are two minutes long, you do not get five of them. You still get two. If your songs are 8 minutes long, please just play one. Originals are encouraged, but covers are certainly not frowned upon! We are not exclusively a music open mic, so feel free to bring your poems, your comedy, your stories or whatever other kind of performance you do (within reason, of course).

We have three vocal mics, two instrument mics, two DI lines and a keyboard set up to use at the Open Mic. Please do not bring amps or drum kits.

Passim is all ages - that means performers AND audience. If your 8 year old daughter has written a song, we have a stage for her! If your 85 year old grandfather is an amazing piano player, we have a stage for him!

The Open Mic is recorded by Steve Friedman of Melville Park Studio. For a reasonable fee, he will take the recording of your performance back to his studio for mixing and give you a great quality recording for your use! Steve has a great primer of do's and don't for open mics on this site - http://www.melvillepark.com/info_advice/dos_donts.html

Credits

  • Last updated: April 10

Upcoming Dates

  • No nights scheduled.

The Cantab Lounge

80s and 90s Jam
Every Wednesday at 9pm

Hosted by Bob & the Beats

738 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
phone:617-354-2685
venue:cantab-lounge.com

Credits

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Aug 23
  • Wednesday, Aug 30
  • Wednesday, Sep 06
  • Wednesday, Sep 13
  • Wednesday, Sep 20

East Meets West Bookstore

East Meets Words (music, comedy, poetry)
Second Friday of the month at 8pm
934 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA
phone:860-682-2047
venue:facebook.com/emwbookstore

This listing was last updated over 2 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Zahra Syed
  • Last updated: March 9, 2015

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Sep 08
  • Friday, Oct 13
  • Friday, Nov 10
  • Friday, Dec 08
  • Friday, Jan 12

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