The Open Mic Scene Showcases the Inclusiveness of Local Music

Discover emerging local talent or test your own chops at these local open mics


Open Mics are an ideal platform to test your mettle as a new musician on a stage where everyone is on your side in the spirit of nurturing the local music scene with an inherent connection between audience and performer. The Bay features a veritable treasure trove of open mics, ensuring that the time is right to start where you are and put yourself out there.

The Wharf Pub with Randy Robbins: 8pm. Tuesdays. 37 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 401-846-9233,

Sandywoods Center for the Arts with Gary Fish: 7-10pm. Tuesdays. 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 401-816-5600,

Busker’s Irish Pub with Mike Warner: 9pm. Wednesday. 178 Thames Street, Newport. 401-846-5856,

Jimmy’s Saloon Ocean Mic: 10pm. Thursdays. 37 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. 401-846-5121,