Best Open Mic Nights in Nottingham

Sunday August 19, 2018

The Notts music scene is growing fast and with venues like Rock City, The Rescue Rooms and the Motorpoint Arena – there’s always something on! But for those just starting out in music it’s the smaller venues that make the difference – and there are loads of opportunities to get yourself heard throughout Notts. We’ve pulled together the best Open Mic Nights in Notts to get you started if you’re coming to study Music Performance with us.

Rescue Rooms – Acoustic Rooms

Every Monday, Acoustic Rooms hosts the best local talent at their open mic night whilst providing a platform for the budding amateur to take a shot under the spotlight. Student Holly Taylor-Gamble even had her first big performance at this open mic night.

Jam Cafe – Open Mic Nights

Taking place every Wednesday and open to everyone, Jam Cafe is an intimate cafe in the heart of Hockley and definitely a great place to start your performance career.

The Alley Cafe Bar: TenMinuteTongues

On the last Wednesday of each month, The Alley Cafe Bar host musicians, singers, poets and even comedians who take to the stage with some even being shortlisted for future events! If you would like to perform, either drop them a message or just turn up on the night!

If you’re interested in studying music and live events in Nottingham, view our college-level or degree courses. If you’d like to see more, sign up for an open day and explore our facilities.