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, www.thewharfpubnewport.com
Sandywoods Center for the Arts with Gary Fish: 7-10pm. Tuesdays. 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 401-816-5600, www.sandwoodsmusic.com
Busker’s Irish Pub with Mike Warner: 9pm. Wednesday. 178 Thames Street, Newport. 401-846-5856, www.buskerspub.com
Jimmy’s Saloon Ocean Mic: 10pm. Thursdays. 37 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. 401-846-5121, www.jimmysnewport.com