Open-mic nights

in Leicester and Leicestershire for 2018

This page gives information about open-mic nights for 2017 and on into 2018.

It is based on information supplied by informants; if changes take place, please tell us so that we can keep this page updated.


Before setting off for an event, please check with a source, such as Facebook, that it is taking place on any particular day. All regular events are subject to cancellation.  It is advised that you check with the venue before travelling to a night that is listed below.

For background information see our page about open-mic nights generally.

This page will be updated as new information is collected.

Nights are listed by the day of the week they usually take place.


City Acoustic Club, at The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester, LE1 2DE. [Source: Facebook Group. Musician website.]

Second Monday in the month. Broughton Astley Conservative Club, LE9 6RA.  8 p.m. to 11 p.m. More details.


Rhett Barrow’s open-mic night, at The Soundhouse, Southampton Street, Leicester. [Source: Soundhouse website. Rhett Barrow on Facebook.]

Bakers Arms, Blaby: Acoustic Club every Tuesday, and Open Mic on the first Tuesday, 8.30-11.


Chequers Inn, Ullesthorpe, LE17 5BT. 8-11pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. [source: Cliff Bywater]

Dunton Bassett Arms is the 1st Wednesday of the month, 8-11 pm.

The 3rd Wednesday of the the month. Barley Mow, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HW. (source: Cliff Bywater.]

Old Plough at Birstall is on every last Wednesday  8-11 pm.


1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month (8-11) at the Old Inn, Littlethorpe, LE19 2HX. [Source: Cliff Bywater]

Acoustic club, 8-11 on the last Thursday of the month at the General Elliot, Willoughby Waterleys, LE8 6UF. [source: Cliff Bywater]

Natterjacks (Braunstone Gate) has started one with Ben Hartmann and Harriet Carter every other Thursday, and I’m hosting the opposite Thursdays [says Will Horspool] Find out more on Facebook.




Mike Curran told us “We host a Saturday night open mic at Wood Farm Brewery in Willey. We’ve always hosted “weekend” open mics to promote and encourage solo/duo acoustic acts and bands starting out; several have gone on to paid gigs. More about this is on Nightcrawlers Facebook page.


Elysian hosts an open mic night at Pi Bar (In Narborough Road) on the third Sunday of the month. More information about this is on the Facebook page for Elysian. Find out where Pi Bar is.


See also:

our list of singers.