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Artichoke Open Mics
Portland's Favorite!

Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Donation at the Door: $5.00
Beer, wine, sparkling waters, tea and light snacks at the bar.
Artichoke encourages generous listening.*


Songwriter Roundup with Matt Meighan & Nina Yates
Songwriters performing original songs
Every 1st and 5th Thursday night


Join hosts Matt Meighan and Nina Yates every first and fifth Thursday 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!

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 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.

Song Celebration! with Richard Colombo
Every 3rd Thursday night


Join host Richard Colombo every third Thursday to 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.

Upcoming Thursdays:

Feb 27: Acoustic Village - The Dark Side: Songs in Minor Keys

Mar 5: Songwriter Roundup

Mar 12: Acoustic Village - The 51%: Tribute to Women

Mar 19: Song Celebration!

Cafe Artichoke features live music three to four nights per week. Click here to see our calendar for all Cafe Artichoke performances.

*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.

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