Open Mic etc. Directory (Central Florida)

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OPEN MICS and Songwriter Jams/Meetings in Central Florida

(Weekly Listing)

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The following Open Mics are the ones I know about. I have been to 90% of them, but things do change. If you know of any others,

please e-mail me at susiecool2001@yahoo.com and let me know. Also, if you know that any of these listed is no longer running.

please let me know, so I don't go sending people on wild goose chases. Enjoy!!!!

Please call ahead at the numbers listed before making the trip.

** indicates venues that need to be verified as of 11/8/18

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Sunday

International Songwriter's Guild (ISG) Meeting. First Sundays. 5:00 pm at the CFMA 3020 E. Robinson St. Orlando FL.

Contact:Susan Trewick (407)760-2153 For Website details www.tinyurl.com/isgsongs

Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/831814850193553/

(NB. This is not an open mic, it is a songwriters network/song critique group.)

** Muldoon's Salon. 7439 Aloma Ave. Winter Park 32792 tel 407-657-9980

Unplugged open mic. PA and guitar provided. 9:30 to 1:30. Host Chris Dupre

The Alley in Sanford 114 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon is thrilled to have found a new home at The Alley, in Sanford. Our show hours are from 2 to 5 pm.

This place has a huge stage with lighting, a full backline set up, and a dedicated sound man. Even the dance floor has club lighting.

Come out to The Alley each Sunday afternoon and join a fun group of musicians and friends. Solos, duos, trios, or hey, bring the entire

band. It's always a great time. Great food is served from the attached Fuel restaurant. Don't miss this one! Sign up at 1:30 pm.

15 minute slots (about 3 songs), Host Patty Kenyon. Facebook Page Link

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Monday

The Mooncricket Grille 14 W Plant St, Winter Garden, Florida 34787. (407) 905-5325 6 to 8pm.

Join us on the second Monday of the month for The Mooncricket Grille Open Mic! Grab your guitar, pick your favorite songs,

and bring your friends for a night of food, drinks, and live music! Performers have a chance to audition for a paid gig! Mark your

calendars for the second Monday of the month and come show off your skills on The Mooncricket Stage! Sign ups 6pm.

Hosted by Anthony from The Anthologists.

The Haven 6700 Aloma Ave. tel 407-673-2712 Great sound system. 8:30pm to 1:30am. Sign up at the door.

JAM NIGHT Hosted by: PHOTO BOMB Bring your guitar, drum sticks, keys and rock with us!

**The Breezeway Restaurant 112 E 1st St, Sanford, Florida 32771 4:30 to 8pm Host Rhenn Again

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialRPR/

**Three Masks Inc. 1023 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida 32804 (321) 278-5072

New Peace Mondays (Poetry, Singing, Hip Hop) Every Monday at 7pm

Come check out Orlando's #1 open mic for Spoken Word!

You can rap, you can sing and of course do poetry, however, all pieces must be done acapella.

No band! No DJ! Just you and your new peace!

We will have a new host every week to keep the show fresh and unique every time that you come.

https://www.facebook.com/events/168202013758610/

**West End Trading Co. 202 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

Signing up begins at 8:30pm IN PERSON ONLY each and every week! To sign up just arrive when you see fit and

sign up on the board. Open Mic runs from 9pm to 12am, 20 minute slots, all artforms are welcome and full PA is provided.

Please have your gear prepped and ready to set up as fast as possible to aid fast changeovers. Looking forward to meeting you!

NO FULL DRUM SETS - NO UNECESSARILY LOUD MUSIC. Percussion is welcomed though: Cajon, Congas, Bongos,

etc. Sorry for any inconvenience. This is a weekly open mic at the West End Trading Company on the FRONT bar stage.

This 18+ event takes place in Historic Downtown Sanford, FL. It is hosted by Rhenn Again of Rahoe Pro & Rep (RPR).

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WestEndTradingCo/events/

**Sanford Brewing Company 400 S Sanford Ave., Sanford, Florida 32771. 6 to 10pm

Sign up when you arrive for Open Mic starting at 6pm every Monday night! All singers musicians are welcome! Bring your

acoustic guitar, bass or whatever instrument you play! PA provided. The Cat’s Meow Band are there for backup if you need

them. (Drums and Keyboard are not available). SBC is a Brewhouse, Taproom, Gastropub! Savor handcrafted beer, relish

the company of local musicians. Soak in the quintessential southern hospitality.

https://www.facebook.com/events/170593283655892/

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Tuesday

Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI Orlando) Meeting. First Tuesdays (usually) 7:00pm

Please contact Pam Shuler, pamela.shuler@sbcglobal.net tel (920)344-6655 Co-coordinator

or Asli Goncer, aslivision@icloud.com tel (407)359-0506 for info on the venue

https://sites.google.com/site/nsaiorlando/ http://www.nashvillesongwriters.com

Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/431747230310591/

(NB. This is not an open mic, it is a songwriters education/critique group.)

Austin Coffee and Film. 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park Fl 32789 Tel 407-975-3364. 8:00 to 11:00pm.

Host: Cody. Sign up at 7:30, be there early if you want to be on the list.

The Copper Rocket Pub. Village Plaza, 106 Lake Ave. Maitland FL. 407-636-3171 8 to 12pm Be early to sign in

Join OrlandoBands.com, as we host Open Mic Night at the Copper Rocket Pub! Every week,

open stage to perform, or watch your favorite artists! Ages 18+ Free Parking, and smoking allowed on outdoor patio!

Host Ben Gardner https://www.facebook.com/groups/copperrocketopenmic/

The Big Easy 15502 Stoneybrook West Pkwy., Ste 118, Winter Garden, FL 34787

407-654-3279. 3rd Tuesdays. Sign ups 7pm, Music 7:30 to 10pm Host Anthony Rouhana

http://www.thebigeasyfl.com/home.html

The Falcon, 819 E. Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801. (407) 423-3060

8:00 PM to 12:00 AM Tuesdays.

For 3 songs or 15 minutes, anyone can come, sign up, and perform original or non-original music, poetry, performance art, comedy, etc.

The Falcon Bar & Gallery, an independent and cutting edge experience in the arts in a gallery and bar setting. Enjoy the finest craft beers

and wines in Thornton Park District. https://www.facebook.com/FalconOpenMic

Acoustic Open Mic at Buzzards Roost Bar. 2748 Elkcam Blvd, Deltona, Florida 32738 8 to 11pm.

Hosted by Dave Lauber of ThunderJack AC/DC Tribute Band, Gin Mill Romeo and The Supercats!

Bring your acoustic instruments and/or light percussion or just come and sing your heart out!

PA and a couple mics will be provided!

(Please no electric guitars/amps, keys, etc...thx) Facebook Page

Osteen Diner. 195 S State Road 415 Osteen, FL (407) 323-6469. It's 6-8pm every Tuesday - acoustic jam - hosted by Katie and Joe Waller.

Everyone sits in a circle and it goes around the circle and everyone picks one song or passes when it comes to their turn. Though you are

welcome to sing an original, it is typically a play-along of folk songs/classic rock type songs.

The Red-Eye Tavern, 855 E 434, Winter Springs, Fl 32708, 7 to 10pm. In shopping plaza behind Marcos Pizza and

Trustco Bank, acoustic mostly, PA and mics and amps provided, bring your own guitars, bongos, keyboards, etc.

Musicians may play 4 songs unless the list is long, then we move to 3 songs. Contact Patty Kenyon on facebook.

Hosts Kelli Johnson and Patty

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Wednesday

The Alley 114 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771. 7 - 11pm, 15 minute slots (3 -4 songs).

There is full back line, bass & guitar amps, full drum kit, keyboard (if requested) & a dedicated sound tech

with a front stage booth. It also includes professional lighting and Fuel BBQ; accessed from I/S The Alley.

Hosts: First Wednesday hosted by TJ Weber. Second Wednesday of the month hosted by David G. Third

Wednesday of the month hosted by Mark Henderson. Fourth Wednesday of the month hosted by Gene Henry.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAlleyBlues/

Lundyville 600 Lundy Rd, Auburndale, FL 33823. Every third Wednesday. Plus 1st Wednesdays through the winter months.

3 song (15 min) set. Sign up at 6, show at 7:30. Host Phil Schneider. https://www.facebook.com/Lundyville/

This is a great listening room. Very warm people. MAP

3rd. Wednesday, monthly, Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

Central Florida Fingerstyle Guitar Group. This is a free playing circle. 6:00 to 8:30pm. Wonderful acoustics!! Listeners welcome.

Contact: SusieCool Trewick cfacousticfingerstyleguitar@gmail.com or call library at 407-623-3300, ext. 2

Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/228147620559285/

Sam Ash Stores. 912 Lee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810 tel (407) 599-1222 MAP

and 4644 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 896-5508 MAP

7:30 to 9 pm. You might want to come in early to sign up. 1 song, (more songs if there are less performers)

Participants get a $10 Sam Ash gift card mailed to your home. Please call the stores for actual times.

Central Florida Folk Song Circle at Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux 3022 Corrine Dr Orlando, Florida, FL 32803 (407) 427-1440

Last Wednesday of each month 6:30 to 9pm. This is an Acoustic Song Circle, where we go around the circle taking turns to play our songs.

If you do not wish people to play along with you, please say so before you take your turn. Tasty Food, tea, coffee, beer and wine are available.

https://www.facebook.com/Central-Florida-Folk-Song-Circle-139385302761066/

**Celery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771 5:30 to 9:30pm. Host Rhenn Again.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialRPR/

Pipers Sports Bar and Grill http://www.pipersbarandgrill.com/ 4544 Curry Ford Road Orlando, FL

from 7:00-11:00 (signups start at 6:45). First come first served.

https://www.facebook.com/events/201324167242330/ Best Irish Bar in Orlando with Drink Specials and Great Food!

Hosted by Bob Willis https://www.facebook.com/lefthandedcovers/

Spill 1196 Tree Swallow Dr, Winter Springs, Florida 32708. All Original Open Mic Night.

7 to 9pm. Host David Gibbs. This is currently a monthly event so please call (407) 278-8219 or

check the Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/thepeacelounge/

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Thursday

Roque Pub - 3076 Curry Ford Rd. Orlando, FL 32806. 407-985-3778

Sign up starts at 8:00pm. Homegrown Thursdays. Check the Homegrown Open Mic Facebook page!

8:30 to 11pm. Host: Anthony from The Anthologists (facebook.com/theanthologistsband).

Little Fish Huge Pond. 9 pm to 1. 401 S Sanford Ave., Sanford, Florida 32771

20 minute slots. Host Chuck Culbertson

https://www.facebook.com/Little-Fish-Huge-Pond-14098081283/

Fish on Fire -- Jam night with the house band. 7937 Daetwyler Drive. (407)812-6881. Starts around 6:30

Sunday's Grill 2414 Sand Mine Road Davenport, FL 33897 7:30 to 10:00 PM

2 mics, 4 inputs total. It is off US 27 at Sand Mine Road 2.8 miles south of 192 (W. Irlo Bronson

Memorial Hwy.) on the west side of 27. As you are looking at the Publix, it is in the same strip just

to the left, between Publix and the liquor store. Best Fish and Chips anywhere.

Host Steve Brannon.

Fiddlers Green Irish Pub

544 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, (407) 645-2050 Sign up sheet goes out 7:30

Music from 8 to 12 Host Harley

"Ghost Light Sessions" Barley & Vine on Thursdays from 9-12.

2406 E Washington St., Orlando, Florida 32803

That's every Thursday except the first Thursday of the month.

Host Ben Browne https://www.facebook.com/BarleyAndVineOrlando/

SusieCool at HOB (House of Beer)

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Friday

Black Cat Cafe (2nd Fridays) Unitarian Church, 1901 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, 32803 (407) 275-6152. $2 cover for audience members.

Low cost drinks and snacks available. Host Tom Cook. Sign up at 7:15, for 7:30 to 11:30 or so.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Blackcatcafe/

(Note, Be there by at least 7pm to Pre-sign if you want on the list))

**Bay Street Brewery & Bistro 108 North Bay Street Eustis, FL

Open Mike Every Friday at 6pm Hosted by Dan

http://baystreetbrewerynbistro.com/

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Saturday

Juice 'N Java Live Open Mic. 75 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 from 7 to 10 pm

Americana Music - Folk, Blues, Rock, Hip Hop & Jazz. Interested Musicians contact Bo at bo1091@gmail.com

Serving "After 5" menu, soup & salads, along with coffee, drinks and groovy smoothies!

Check their Facebook page for past performances on youtube

https://www.facebook.com/juicenjavacafe/

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