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 musicians of all levels and styles, 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.  We often offer a "theme" - a suggestion to whet your imagination - YOU choose your songs, whatever the theme. Questions? Sign up for the Open Mic Mailing List? Contact Robert at rcarreau

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.

2019-20 Schedule

10/17 – Cathy Winter
11/21 – Robert Carreau (Underground)
12/19 – Cathy Winter (Underground)
1/16 – Robert Carreau
2/20 – Cathy Winter
3/19 – Robert Carreau
4/16 – Cathy Winter
5/21 – Robert Carreau
6/18 – Open Mic Gala! Cathy Winter & Robert Carreau (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.