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Open Mic Night on the Line

Who’s got talent? Attend a local open mic night and you be the judge. If you want a chance to show your stuff or if you just want to listen to new artists, head over to one of these venues and prepare to entertain or be entertained. We encourage you to call before heading out for the evening and verify times and days as they may change. If you know of any other Open Mic Nights let us know. ( leave information below in reply box )

Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille 60 N. Bothwell St. Palatine, IL 60067 847-991-2420

The Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille is family owned pub and bar located in Palatine. On Wednesdays they host an open mic night. Sign in at 7:00p.m. The Lamplighter provides PA, Mics, 2 Guitar Amps and a Drum Set. While you there you may want to check out their daily food and drinks specials. For more info go to

The Lamplighter is less than 5 minutes from the Palatine Metra Station. Head east on West Wood Street, then right on North Bothwell Street.

Tin Man’s Sport Pub is located in a strip mall in Fox River Grove. Come on Wednesday for open stage jam night. Tin Man’s serves food and also has daily drink specials. For more info call 847-516-1160.

To get to Tin Man’s Sport Pub from the Fox River Grove Metra Station, head southeast on Parking Lot Drive, left on Algonquin Road, right on US 14 East, left on IL 22 East. This is about a 15 minute walk.


Stage Left Cafe 125 Van Buren St. Woodstock IL 60098 815-337-1395

The Stage Left Cafe is located in annex of the Woodstock Opera House in downtown Woodstock. On the second and fourth Fridays of the month, from 7 p.m. to midnight, the cafe hosts an open mic night. Donations of $3.00 suggested. For more info go to or

To get to Stage Left Cafe from the Woodstock Metra Station, head southeast on Wheeler Street which turns into Main Street, then turn right on Cass Street, left on North Johnson Street, left on North Van Buren Street. The cafe is to the right of the Opera House. From the train station this should only take about 5 minutes.

Liquid Blues Ltd. is located in Woodstock. On Wednesday evenings starting at  7 p.m. the host an open mic featuring classic rock, blues, bluegrass and jazz. For more info go to

To get to Liquid Blues from the Woodstock Metra Station, head southeast on Wheeler Street, lift on West Church Street, then right on North Benton Street. It is less than a 5 minute walk from the train.



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