Open Mic


There is currently no Open Mic scheduled. But when there is…

Our award-winning Open Mic features a grab bag of regional talent, with the occasional surprise guest. During each set, you may hear anything from guitar pickers and budding singer-songwriters to pianists, fiddlers, comedians, poets, and storytellers. A set is often 3 songs/15 minutes; with larger attendance on any given night, it may be adjusted to 2 songs/10 minutes. Featured Artists are scheduled ahead of time and listed on the Godfrey’s web site.

Like all of Godfrey’s other events, our Open Mikes are staffed completely by volunteers. Lighting, sound, and counter staff are all volunteers. Because Godfrey’s is a listening room, there are none of the distractions that you find in a bar or a coffeehouse. Everyone is here to play and listen. It is a community of artists who share the love of music. It is a community for networking with others.  

Godfrey’s Open Mic is uniquely suited to provide opportunities which you won’t find anywhere else:  As part of the community, you may be asked to perform as part of our “Home Grown Series” on the Godfrey Daniels Stage, as well as on other stages throughout the region. You are seen and heard by members of a selection committee who may ask you to be an Opening Act for a national touring artist. You might want to join us in our outreach programs which include a performance at local festivals.  

Besides all that, the best benefits are the friendships and the nurturing place to grow and explore your music.    

Godfrey’s Open Mic take place on the first and third, and occasional fifth Sundays of the month. We start with a scrabble tile grab at 7:00 to determine performance order. Later arrivals are added to the end of the list. There is a $3.50 cover charge, which includes $ .50 off food or beverage at the counter.

Be sure to check the Events page for the next Open Mic. Sign-up is just before 7:00 p.m.

NIVA National Independent Venue Association

NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.

These entertainment hubs are critical to their local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail. Independent venues exist in every state across the country; they were the first to be closed, they will be the last to open. The economic recovery process will extend past just reopening the front doors, requiring solutions unique to the industry.

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Godfrey Daniels has a decades-long reputation of inclusion among our volunteers and our community of artists. We have always strived to represent cultural diversity in our artistic programming. Our core values reflect a policy of non-discrimination – regardless of race, gender identity, sexual identity, or other attributes that might lead to marginalization.


Our historic venue is a solid fixture on Bethlehem’s south side – an urban community rising out of the roots of a blue collar steel town – and our dedication to the heritage of folk music links our past to our future. But we do not rely on our past alone, and that is why Godfrey Daniels pledges to grow in ways that represent the community in which we live. And we continue to denounce racism and hatred, choosing only kindness and peace.


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Consider supporting Godfrey’s as a Member. Your membership gift, along with those of other good friends, enables us to continue to provide the Greater Lehigh Valley region with some of the finest live music in the country.


Check out the different levels of Membership, and choose the one that suits you best.

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