Love music? Want to play out? Well, Rochester is the place to be! Almost any night of the week, you can either play your music and show the city your talents, or go check out other local bands! Any skill level is welcome at an open mic- just bring yourself and your instrument! Microphones will already be set up for you, so don’t worry about that. Some places even provide pianos! It’s a fun opportunity to meet new people and get feedback on a new song you learned or wrote. You can play/sing by yourself, or with a friend- sometimes even full groups go on stage! Sometimes, WNAZ and Music Business Club put on open mic nights during the semester at Colie’s Café on campus.
Here are just a few playing options…..
-The Thirsty Frog (Irondequoit)
-The Firehouse Saloon (South Clinton St.) (every other Monday night, so be sure to check!)
-Lovin’ Cup (RIT campus)
– Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar (South Ave)
-Boulder Coffee Comapny(Alexander st.)
-The Village Rock (East Rochester)
-Jeffries Bar (Henrietta)
-Towpath Café (Fairport)
-MacKenzie’s Irish Pub (Henrietta)
Here are some popular venues to catch local/popular bands on the weekend (especially Friday & Saturday!) and during the week:
-The Bug Jar
-Main Street Armory
-The German House
-The Firehouse Saloon
—-and many, many more!!