Open Mic Information
Our concerts start at 7:30 with a one-hour open mic set. There are four 12-minute slots available. Unlike many open mic situations, our audience is made up of respectful, supportive and attentive listeners. It's a great opportunity to be heard in a lovely listening room.
To be sure of getting a slot we recommend you sign up by phone by calling 802-388-9782. We start accepting sign ups two weeks before the next coffeehouse. You can sign up by phone until 3:00 PM the day of the show, provided there's still a slot available. You can also just show up at the coffeehouse with an instrument but it is fairly likely the slots will already be filled.
Due to the limited number of open mic slots you can only sign up in advance for the open mic every three months. If you preformed in January you can’t sign up again until April. However if we don’t get enough people signed up we’ll waive that rule.
Our doors open at 7:00 and the actual performance order of open-mic performers is determined that night on a first-come, first-choice basis. Please be at the coffeehouse by 7:20 to hold your slot (remember we start the open mic at 7:30). If you are a sizable ensemble or require extra set up time we might ask you to perform first.
We recommend you don't sign up by email. We might not see your email request until it is too late.
Open mic performers get in for free for up to 4 performers in an open mic slot. If you have a larger ensemble, only the first 4 performers get in free.
Please remember, the performance is 12 minutes, including your song introductions, tuning and waiting for the thunderous applause to die down. Please be considerate of the time and the other open mic performers.
Thanks, and hope to have you on our stage soon!