Artichoke Open Mics
Donation at the Door: $5.00
Beer, wine, sparkling waters, tea and light snacks at the bar.
Artichoke encourages generous listening.*
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday night:
Come share your favorite original or cover song with a community of song lovers!
Names are chosen at random to determine the order of play. Put your name in
the hat, grab a drink from the bar, and sit down with friends to enjoy another of Artichoke’s legendary open mic nights. Hosted by a rotating cast of Artichoke MCs.
Acoustic Village with Jon Lee
A Theme Based Open Mic
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday night
Join host Jon Lee 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.
*At Artichoke open mics, we encourage what we call generous listening. Every song and every performer offers something of value. Whether performers are polished professionals or struggling beginners, we encourage you to focus on and support the positive in every performance.
Aug 16: No open mic in August - see you in September
Aug 23: No open mic in August - see you in September
Aug 30: No open mic in August - see you in September
Sep 6: Song Celebration!
Cafe Artichoke features live music three to four nights per week. Click here to see our calendar for all Cafe Artichoke performances.
Every 5th Thursday
On that rare fifth Thursday, Artichoke presents Songwriter Spotlight. Featuring
only original songs and spoken word material, Songwriter Spotlight celebrates
Portland’s outstanding singer/songwriter community.