Catch an open-mic at any of these spots.
Today we’re talking Open Mic Nights- they’re a cool part of the Colorado music scene for a few reasons. If you’re just a casual listener, they can be a great place to grab a drink with more than just the radio in the background. If you’re a musician, they’re an awesome way to connect with other artists and industry professionals in your area. And if you’re like us and you’re always on the lookout for new talent, Open Mic Nights are a sweet spot to try and find up-and-coming musicians. A ton of the artists we’ve interviewed have had their start in Open Mic Nights; many have even gone on to host them at various venues. Most digs have a reserved weeknight for these shows, so depending on when you’re looking to find an Open Mic Night, here’s where to go:
Lucky Joe’s Sidewalk Saloon in Fort Collins 9PM
Johnny’s Cigar Bar in Boulder 8PM
Jamestown Mercantile Co. Cafe in Jamestown 6PM - Hosted by Jovan
Bootstrap Brewing Company in Niwot 6PM
Mulligan’s Pub in Fort Collins 7PM
The Swing Station in Laporte 7PM
The Mercury Cafe in Denver 9PM
Swallow Hill Music Cafe in Denver 7PM
The Dickens Tavern in Longmont 7PM
Mishawaka’s Spokesbuzz Lounge in Bellvue 8PM - They give you free beer for playing!