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US and Canadian Open Mikes - by musicians, for musicians

Presumed Suspended Due To Covid-19 Closures

April 9, 2020

We're assuming that most, if not all, of the non-virtual Open Mikes listed on this site are on hold for now. Rather than encourage anyone to go out for no good reason, we're marking all Open Mikes on-hold until we hear otherwise from the listing owners.

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8th Step Open Mike (music, poetry)
Selected Thursdays at 7pm September-June
The Eighth Step
432 State St, Fennimore Gallery
Schenectady, NY
Sign up is a little before 7pm. We do short (usually 6-10 minute) sets onstage using the mics & PA system. Then we circle the seats and spend the last 30-60 minutes in a song-swap format, backing each other up, singing & playing along with each person's song selection. Instrumentalists and singers welcome, even if you aren't interested in being part of the on-stage sets. There is no charge. The Step donates concert tickets for a drawing among everyone who plays a set on stage. Sandwiches, desserts, coffee, tea, and wine are generally available from the Apostrophe Café in Proctor's Arcade.

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  • Submitted by Cathy Winter
  • Last updated: April 9, 2020

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