Open Mike


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

Our award-winning Open Mike 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 Mike 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.    

Typically, Godfrey’s Open Mike 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 Mike. Sign-up is just before 7:00 p.m.

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Pennsylvania Council of the Arts