Open-mic 2017

Rhett Barrow at The Shed, 11th June 2018. Photography by Trevor Sewell.

Open-mic nights

in Leicester and Leicestershire for 2018

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

For open mic nights in 2019 see our other page.


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.]


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.


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

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


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

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

Broughton Astley Conservative Club, now second Thursday of every month. [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.

The Blue Bell, Stoney Stanton, on the 3rd Sunday of the month. [Source: Cliff Bywater.]

See The Blue Bell Stoney Stanton on Facebook.

See also:

our list of singers.

Read about bands from Leicester.

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