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Finding open mics

Some local listings include: Mondays from 7 to 11 p.m., open mic at Opa-Opa Steakhouse and Brewery, 169 College Highway, Southampton; Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., open jam at Bishops Lounge, 41 Strong Avenue, Northampton; first Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9 p.m., open mic and jam at Hinge, 48 Main St., Northampton; Wednesdays at 7 p.m. open mic at Luthiers Co-Op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton; Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., acoustic open mic and songwriter showcase (music, comedy, poetry) at Snowzee’s, 330 Amherst Road, Sunderland; Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., open jam at The Black Sheep, 79 Main St., Amherst; second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9 p.m., acoustic open mic (music, comedy, poetry) at the WWII Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton; Thursdays at 7 p.m., The Yellow Sofa (music, comedy, poetry) at Thirsty Mind Coffee & Wine Bar, 23 College St. in The Village Commons, South Hadley; Fridays from 8 to midnight, open mic at Sam’s Pizzeria and Café at 235 Main St., Northampton; and Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m., blues jam at Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

You can also search for open mics at www.openmics.org.


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