Artichoke Open Mics
Two weekly alternating open mic formats make Thursday nights at Artichoke Music the place to be.
Time: 7:00pm (Come early to put your name on the list)
Beer, wine, coffee, tea and light snacks available.
Songwriters performing original songs
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday night
Join us every first and third Thursday night for our celebration of songwriting and Portland's vibrant songwriter community. Songwriters, you’re invited to put your name in the hat to play an original song during the evening. We choose names at random to perform. Songwriter Roundup is a unique and wonderful experience for players and non-performing listeners alike!
A Theme Based Open Mic
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday night
Join us every second and fourth Thursday night for an open mic like no other. Each evening follows a theme that encourages musicians to explore a broad range of musical genres. The theme might celebrate an important idea like love, peace, change, or protest. Other Acoustic Village nights are reserved for a specific genre such as blues, roots, instrumental, classical or a true Irish session. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring a song (original or cover) to share. This is a night to celebrate music and build community.
February 11: Love, Affection, Unrequited Love
February 25: African American Singers/songwriters (February is Black History Month)
March 10: Women Singer/Songwriters (March is Women’s History Month)
March 24: Story Songs
April 14: Money; Rich or Poor
April 28: Poems, Prayers, Promises, Things We Believe In
May 12: Blues/Jazz
May 26: Family, Friends, Neighbors
June 9: Country / Western / Western Swing
June 23: Spring & Summer
July 14: Northern Lights; Canadian Singers/Songwriters
July 28: On the Road / Travel
Café Artichoke features live music three nights per week. Click here to see our calendar for all Café Artichoke performances.