Open Mics in the Erie, PA area
I like to call this the Ray Wesolowski Page. I met Ray at the Sand Bar, a great Open Mic hosted by Monica Lewis Tuesday nights in Erie, PA. I had been anxious to learn all I could about the open mics in the Erie area, and Ray gladly obliged and took the time to explain where all the open mics were located, so in a matter of minutes I had lots of details that are allowing me to now share them with you. Thanks, Ray.
So far I have been to 3 open mics hosted by 3 great hosts: Monica Lewis at the Sandbar on Tuesday and Doug Phillips at the Brewerie on Thursday, both in Erie, PA. Also I have been to the Edinboro Hotel Open Mic hosted by Matt Cray. Additional details of these open mics are listed below. Thanks to Doug, Monica and Ray for all that you do for the Erie open mic community. My goal is to get to all the other open mics in Erie soon.
Also shout out to all my new friends I have made at the Sandbar Open Mic, and I look forward to meeting more of you at future Erie are Open Mics! - Jeff G you rock! Tim Weir, Editor
Ray Wesolowski, left with host Doug Phillips at the Brewerie Open Mic Thusday in Erie, PA
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Erie Area Open Mics
Monica Lewis, Host,
Tuesday: The Sandbar., 2835 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505, (814) 464-8880, Host Monica Lewis, 7 to 10 PM.
One of the best open mics that has it all- a great host, well-maintained sound and an incredibly respectful and enthusiastic audience! I will admit that so far I have been to only 2 open mics in the area. However- I travel a lot and have been to over 100 open mics- and this in my humble opinion is a truly special open mic .
Wednesday: Edinboro Hotel Bar, , 100 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA (814) 734-5103, Host: Matthew Cray, 9:00PM-1:00AM
Wednesday: The Villa, , 236 S Main St, Cambridge Springs, PA
(814) 398-4409, Host: WXCS Radio Open Mic and jam session, 8PM-?.
Wednesday: Scotty's Jazz & Cigars, 301 German St, Erie, PA (814) 459-3800, Host, Jess Royer, 9:00-Midnight.
Thursday: The Kings Rook Club, 1921 Peach St, Erie, PA,
(814) 456-6439, Host Matty B.,(Bowman), 10:00PM-2AM
Thursday: Bootleggers Bar, 5045 East Lake Road, Harborcreek, PA (814) 899-9800, Host: Paolello & Gone, 7:00-10:00PM. Full backline/blues.
Thursday:The Brewerie Open Mic, 123 W 14th St, Erie, PA,
(814) 454-2200, hosted by Doug Phillips, 7:00-10:00PM
The grandeur of the Brewerie, at the old Union Station (downtown Erie train station) is evident the minute you walk into the restaurant. Converted into a brewery, this facility boasts great beer, great food and great entertainment. Part of that entertainment is the open mic, which is a fun venue with a good crowd and an inviting (and echo-filled) interior.