Cambridge Jams & Open Mics

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Calendar & Map

Find here all the ๐ŸŽธ Jams and ๐ŸŽค Open Mics in Cambridge organised by date and location

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Genres

Find below all the regular ๐ŸŽธ Jams and ๐ŸŽค Open Mics in Cambridge organised by genre

๐ŸŽฒ Any Performance Medium

Poets and Songwriters Showcase @ Carlton Arms, second Monday of the month

2648 Open Mic @ 2648, every Wednesday

Beaky PluggedIn @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, every Thursday

Open Mic Nights @ Waterstones, first Thursday of the month

Cambridgebands Open Mic @ Relevant Record Cafe, last Thursday of the month

Sunday Sessions @ The Six Bells, fortnightly Sunday


๐ŸŽต Any Music

Live at the Liquor Loft @ d'Arry's, every Monday

Jam Sandwich @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, every Sunday

Songsmith Sessions @ The Alma, every Sunday

๐Ÿ”Œ Acoustic Music

Acoustic Jam @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, every Tuesday

Cambridge Acoustic Nights @ CB2, fortnightly Saturday


๐Ÿ•บ Funk

Prince's Jam @ The Prince Regent, fortnightly Wednesdays

Cambridge Funk Jam @ La Raza, first Thursday of the month


๐ŸŽธ Guitar

Cambridge Guitar Club @ St James Centre, sporadic Thursdays

๐ŸŽบ Jazz

Cambridge Jazz Jam @ The Snug, every Monday

Cambridge Jazz Co-op @ Meadows Community Centre, most Saturdays (it is a ยฃ15 master class)

Bad Santa Jazz Jam @ Hot Numbers Coffee, annual around Christmas


๐Ÿ‘„ Spoken

First Laughs @ The Tram Depot, first Tuesday of the month

The Liquor Loft Diaries @ d'Arry's, fourth Tuesday of the month

Open Scratch Nights @ The Blue Moon, last Thursday of the month

Allographic Open Mic @ Cambridge University Centre Wine Bar, last Sunday of the month

Bring Your Own Poetry @ The Blue Moon, every 2 months on the second Sunday


๐Ÿ„ Ukulele

Cambridge Ukulele Club @ The Elm Tree, fortnightly Sunday


Days of the Week

Find below all the regular ๐ŸŽธ Jams and ๐ŸŽค Open Mics in Cambridge organised by days of the week

Mondays

๐ŸŽต Live at the Liquor Loft @ d'Arry's, every Monday

๐ŸŽบ Cambridge Jazz Jam @ The Snug, every Monday

๐ŸŽป Traditional Irish Music @ White Swan, every Monday

๐ŸŽฒ Poets and Songwriters Showcase @ Carlton Arms, second Monday of the month

Tuesdays

๐Ÿ”Œ Acoustic Jam @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, every Tuesday

๐Ÿ‘„ First Laughs @ The Tram Depot, first Tuesday of the month

๐Ÿ‘„ The Liquor Loft Diaries @ d'Arry's, fourth Tuesday of the month

Wednesdays

๐ŸŽฒ 2648 Open Mic @ 2648, every Wednesday

๐ŸŽป Bluegrass and Old Time Session @ The Six Bells, second Wednesday of the month

๐Ÿ•บ Prince's Jam @ The Prince Regent, fortnightly Wednesdays

Thursdays

๐ŸŽฒ Beaky PluggedIn @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, every Thursday

๐Ÿ•บ Cambridge Funk Jam @ La Raza, first Thursday of the month

๐ŸŽฒ Open Mic Nights @ Waterstones, first Thursday of the month

๐ŸŽฒ Cambridgebands Open Mic @ Relevant Record Cafe, last Thursday of the month

๐Ÿ‘„ Open Scratch Nights @ The Blue Moon, last Thursday of the month

๐ŸŽธ Cambridge Guitar Club @ St James Centre, sporadic Thursdays (it is a ยฃ4 master class)

Fridays

๐ŸŽป Cambridge Folk Club Open Stages @ Golden Hind, first Friday of the month

Saturdays

๐ŸŽบ Cambridge Jazz Co-op @ Meadows Community Centre, most Saturdays (it is a ยฃ15 master class)

๐Ÿ”Œ Cambridge Acoustic Nights @ CB2, fortnightly Saturday

Sundays

๐ŸŽต Jam Sandwich @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, every Sunday

๐ŸŽต Songsmith Sessions @ The Alma, every Sunday

๐ŸŽป Black Fen Folk Club Open Stage Nights @ NCI Community Association CIO, most Sundays

๐ŸŽฒ Sunday Sessions @ The Six Bells, fortnightly Sunday

๐Ÿ„ Cambridge Ukulele Club @ The Elm Tree, fortnightly Sunday

๐Ÿ‘„ Allographic Open Mic @ Cambridge University Centre Wine Bar, last Sunday of the month

๐Ÿ‘„ Bring Your Own Poetry @ The Blue Moon, every 2 months on the second Sunday


Now Let's Meet

๐Ÿšง Updated regularly

Musicians and audience can keep track of ๐ŸŽธ Jams and ๐ŸŽค Open Mics in Cambridge UK, thanks to these public calendar and map. The events listed and mapped have been verified either with the hosts or via social media publications.

๐Ÿง”๐Ÿผ My name is Stรฉphane. I have been playing clarinets at jams and open mics for over 15 years, in different countries, either as guest or host. Moving to Cambridge I couldn't find a single reliable listing of open stage events, so I created one for my own personal use. After many nights playing, fellow musicians and kind members of the audience shared the same concern, so I decided to make my list public, in the shape you see right here.

The goal is to have the most accurate and up-to-date information. Because data is manually curated, I may miss something: If you think any information needs to be added or updated, please help me by filling out this super short feedback form.

๐Ÿ† Want to play a game?

Count how many jams & open mics you attended. For each event:

+ 1 point if you listened,

+ 1 point if you went on stage,

+ 1 point if you hosted at least once

What is your total score?

My score is 14, for now!

๐Ÿ“ฐ Printed version

About the regular events only, I sometimes distribute it in jams and open mics I attend. I would also run the scoring game, and may even offer a little surprise to the best score in the room.

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Updated on 25 February 2019

All these updates are also in the calendar, this is a summary of changes compared to the regular events

๐Ÿ’š New ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐ŸŽต Welcome Music Jam @ The EDGE Cafรฉ, a one off for all levels and styles on Monday 25 February. Some instruments provided: guitars, keyboards, drums & tambourines so everyone can get involved

๐ŸŽฒ Open Mic Nights @ Waterstones, first Thursday of the month since September, is a music and spoken word open mic. Next one should be on Thursday 7 March

๐ŸŽต Prince's Jam @ The Prince Regent, fortnightly Wednesdays since November, is a new funk blues soul rock jazz jam. Next one is on Wednesday 13 March

๐Ÿ‘„ The Liquor Loft Diaries @ d'Arry's, fourth Tuesday of the month since July, is a comedy, poetry, spoken word, rap open mic. Next one should be on Tuesday 26 March

๐Ÿ‘„ Open Scratch Nights @ The Blue Moon, last Thursday of the month since June, is a poetry, comedy, performance art, improvisation, micless open mic, that moved to the Blue Moon. Next one is on Thursday 28 March

โš ๏ธ Changes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

๐Ÿ‘„ Bring Your Own Poetry @ The Blue Moon, is now every 2 months on the second Sunday. Next one is on Sunday 10 March

๐ŸŽบ Cambridge Jazz Jam @ The Snug, every Monday, is the new place for the Mondays' jazz jam led by Mike Quigley. Next one is on Monday 11 March

๐ŸŽป Cambridge Folk Club Open Stages @ Golden Hind, is from now on first Friday of the month. Next one is on Friday 5 April

๐Ÿ›‘ Stopped ๐Ÿ˜ข

๐ŸŽบ The Riverside Jazz Jam @ The Grad Pad, every Tuesday is pausing until the Spring, when they want to relaunch with a bang

๐ŸŽฒ Strawberry Jam Open Mic @ The Blue Moon, was on first Tuesday of the month, is cancelled for the foreseeable future. It will probably be starting again in a few months in a different venue, stay tuned

๐ŸŽต Blue Room Sessions @ 1815 The Union Bar, was every Tuesday, are paused until further notice



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