Open Mic Night

Our 8th Step Open Mic Night is hosted alternately by Robert Carreau and Cathy Winter on the third Thursday of every month from 7-9:30pm. We welcome all levels and styles of musicians and encourage  storytellers and poets - from experienced performers trying out new material or beginners looking for a little stage time in a friendly space! There is never a cover charge and you can also enjoy FREE garage parking on Broadway, around the corner!

Sign-up starts at 6:45 pm for up to 10 minute slots at the mic. At about 8:30 pm we break out into a circle and jam, backing each other up - singing, joining in on harmonies, trying out new tunes or just listening. Great fun! We often offer a "theme" - a suggestion to whet your imagination - but YOU choose your songs, as always.

Open Mic Crew Circa the 1990s

Open Mic Crew Circa the 1990s


Open Mic Nights are held in the Guild Room on the second floor of Proctors Theatre, overlooking the Main Arcade. Simply take the Main Arcade elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor and turn right - the Guild Room is ahead on your right.

2018-19 Schedule

Thu, February 21: Cathy Winter
Thu, March 21: Cathy Winter
Thu, April 18: Robert Carreau
Thu, May 16: Cathy Winter
Thu, June 13: Winter & Carreau - Open Mic Showcase in the Underground

Open Mic Night Host, Robert Carreau
Open Mic Night Host, Cathy Winter

About the Hosts

Noted singer-songwriter-guitarist-recording artist, Cathy toured nationally for several years and has written several songs performed by other artists. Longtime monthly host of Open Mic, she performs on guitar and electric bass and is a popular player and teacher of both.

Bluegrass, folk and blues lover, mandolin & guitar player Robert Carreau debuted as an Open Mic host in 2017. With his duo Sympathetic Stranger he performs contemporary and traditional bluegrass, writes songs, performs at regional farmer’s markets and small venues.