Barking Spider Tavern

Open Mic Nights

The Barking Spider Tavern hosts Open Mic nights on the first and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Each musician is assigned a 15 minute set. Sets begin at 8:00pm and run through 12:30am.

Arrive early. Stay late.

When you perform at an open mic night you have the opportunity to play before your peers and to meet fellow musicians. Those who play early and stay late help to ensure that there is a receptive audience for those who play later.

Open Mic Night hosted by Gary Hall – First Tuesday

Sign-up begins at 7:00pm, but late-comers are welcome. We usually—but not always—have a few free spots after 11:00pm, for those who can’t make it earlier. The house piano and the Gary’s loaner guitar are available for musicians who wish to play them. Gary often videotapes his open mic nights, so ask him if you would like to see the results.

Open Mic Night hosted by Will Cheshier – Fourth Tuesday

Sign-up begins at 7:30pm, but late-comers are welcome. We usually—but not always—have later spots available for those who can’t make it earlier. The house piano is available for musicians who wish to play it. Will typically plays the first set to warm up the audience.