5 great open mics
You know you have an awesome singing voice when you’re home alone, but wouldn’t you like to see how you would hold up before a live audience? Here are some places you can go to find
Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar / 253 Allen St. / Buffalo / 240-9359
Long-running open mic series at 7 p.m. Mondays is hosted by singer/songwriter Melanie Klaja, and features a rotating cast of special guests
The Gypsy Parlor / 376 Grant St. / Buffalo / 551-0001
A very hip newer West Side venue already is committed to a weekly open mic at 8 p.m. Tuesdays.
Milkie's on Elmwood / 522 Elmwood Ave. / Buffalo / 882-5881
The former Elmwood Lounge now hosts an open mic at 8 p.m. every Tuesday, and prides itself on the unexpected musical alliances forged between musicians.
Moonshiners Pub and Grub / 5822 Camp Road / Hamburg / 649-6666
Open mic night at 7 p.m. Mondays, hosted by Alison Pipitone.
Nietzsche's / 248 Allen St. / Buffalo / 886-8539
Carrying on the tradition established by the late, and greatly missed Michael Meldrum, Nietzsche’s hosts a songwriter’s showcase at 8 p.m. every Monday with open mic hosted by Josh Gage immediately following.