Open Mic at

The Hall

Open Mic Nights have become a regular feature at The Hall, being held on alternate Friday nights from September through May. Initially begun on the evenings when Diligent River was unable to host their OM nights during the winter, the OM nights at The Hall rapidly became one of the most popular open mic nights in the county, with as many as 18 - 20 entertainers coming out to lend their talents and their time to support the revitalization of this iconic building.

The funds raised from the Open Mic nights are all directed to various projects which maintain or improve the facility. A large portion of the funding to replace the main roofing on the West side of the building was realized through the donations received at Open Mic nights. Currently the funds are being directed exclusively toward the purchase of a permanent fixed sign to be placed near town hall on Main Street to advertise both the location of The Hall and upcoming events.

07 March 2020


Friday night saw The Hall almost filled to capacity as over 18 entertainers donated their time and talent to making it a great night of music and laughter. With a somewhat 'Irish' flavour to the night, the fun went on for over three hours to the delight of all present.

Open Mic will return to The Hall on March 20th, just in time for spring! See you all there.

23 February 2020


A great crowd warmed up the the 'theme' of cold at Friday's open mic at The Hall, with cold jokes, cold song titles and yes even a couple of cold songs performed. The place rocked with laughter and to great music as the mid-winter blues were dispelled.

Many thanks to the entertainers who share their time and amazing talents to make these evenings at The Hall the best variety entertainment in the county.

8 February 2020


Friday evening The Hall hosted its bi-weekly open mic night, in spite of the inclement weather. As a result the turnout was a bit on the low side however those that braved the elements had a ball! What a great night of entertainment and laughter. It turned into more of a kitchen party than a night of entertainers strutting their stuff as the audience sat close, and joined in on many of the performance tunes.

And as usual there were a couple of surprises. Sandy decided to fill in on the drum kit much to the delight of all, while enjoying herself immensely. Les came in from Springhill and with a borrowed bass, led the audience through a couple of old favourites and even one everyone knew.... almost. A version of "You Are My Sunshine" which was not the one everyone expected. Again, more laughter.

One of the most stunning performances of the night came from Patrick Hanlon's final blues number which blew every one away. Between his vocals and the guitar work from himself and Ryan, you could not have asked for better blues on Bourbon Street.

Open mic returns to The Hall in two weeks, February 21st and we hope to see you all there for another night of the best variety entertainment in the county

25 January 2020


Open Mic night returned to The Hall on Friday night and featured 20 entertainers who brought their talents in support of The Hall and to the delight of an appreciative audience. Once again the music covered a tremendous variety of musical genres and styles, from blues to rock, country to gospel and on more than one occasion the audience sang along to old favourites.

We cannot thank enough the entertainers who donate their time and talent to these wonderful evenings. Open Mic will return to The Hall on February 7th and we hope to see you all there.