In the quest for a non-bar-centric open mic, which supports acts of all ages and style, I host an early evening open mic at Me & Ollies sandwich shop in Downtown Portsmouth with the help of store manager, and bandmate, Rian, every Thursday from 630 to 9.
Since the opening night on Feb 21, 2008, the response has been overwhelming. The room is very condusive to the music, and the lack of a bar brings the performers into the spotlight.
We are equipped with a 16 channel mixer and two loudspeakers. Acts may range from accoustic, to spoken work, to electronic, or beatboxing, or freestyle, or juggling, or comedy... We take all comers!