Cambridge Jams & Open Mics

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13 Jams & 17 Open Mics across 25 Venues

2.56 regular open stage events every day

Cambridge might just be the city for you

Calendar & Map

Find here all the 🎸 Jams and 🎀 Open Mics in Cambridge organised by date and location

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Genres

Find below all the regular 🎸 Jams and 🎀 Open Mics in Cambridge organised by genre

🎲 Any Performance Medium

Strawberry Jam Open Mic @ The Blue Moon, First Tuesday of the month

2648 Open Mic @ 2648, Every Wednesday

Beaky PluggedIn @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, Every Thursday

Open Mic Night @ Relevant Record Cafe, Last Thursday of the month

Sunday Sessions @ The Six Bells, Fortnightly Sunday


πŸ”Œ Acoustic Music

Acoustic Jam @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, Every Tuesday

Open Mic Night @ The Snug, First Thursday of the month

Cambridge Acoustic Nights @ CB2, Fortnightly Saturday

Open Mic @ The Corner House, Third Sunday of the month


🎻 Folk

Traditional Irish Music @ White Swan, Every Monday

Trad Session @ The Blue Moon, Third Tuesday of the month

Bluegrass and Old Time Session @ The Six Bells, Second Wednesday of the month

Cambridge Folk Club Open Stages @ Golden Hind, First or Third Friday of the month

Black Fen Folk Club Open Stage Nights @ NCI Community Association CIO, Most Sundays


πŸ•Ί Funk

Funk Jam Session @ The Six Bells or 1815 The Union Bar, Sporadic Wednesdays

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

🎸 Guitar

Cambridge Guitar Club @ St James Centre, Sporadic Thursdays


🎺 Jazz

Cambridge Jazz Jam @ Duke of Cambridge, Every Monday

The Burleigh Jazz Jam @ The Burleigh Arms, Every Tuesday

Cambridge Jazz Co-op @ Meadows Community Centre, Most Saturdays (it is a Β£15 master class)

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


πŸ‘„ Spoken

Poets Open Mic and Songwriters Showcase @ Carlton Arms, Second Monday of the month

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

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

Bring Your Own Poetry @ The Blue Moon, Sporadic Sundays


πŸ„ Ukulele

Cambridge Ukulele Club @ The Elm Tree, Fortnightly Sunday


Days of the Week

Find below all the regular 🎸 Jams and 🎀 Open Mics in Cambridge organised by days of the week

Mondays

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

🎺 Cambridge Jazz Jam @ Duke of Cambridge, Every Monday

🎻 Traditional Irish Music @ White Swan, Every Monday

πŸ‘„ Poets Open Mic and Songwriters Showcase @ Carlton Arms, Second Monday of the month

Tuesdays

πŸ”Œ Acoustic Jam @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, Every Tuesday

🎺 The Burleigh Jazz Jam @ The Burleigh Arms, Every Tuesday

🎡 Blue Room Sessions @ 1815 The Union Bar, Every Tuesday

πŸ‘„ First Laughs @ The Tram Depot, First Tuesday of the month

🎲 Strawberry Jam Open Mic @ The Blue Moon, First Tuesday of the month

🎻 Trad Session @ The Blue Moon, Third Tuesday of the month

Wednesdays

🎲 2648 Open Mic @ 2648, Every Wednesday

🎻 Bluegrass and Old Time Session @ The Six Bells, Second Wednesday of the month

πŸ•Ί Funk Jam Session @ The Six Bells or 1815 The Union Bar, Sporadic Wednesdays


Thursdays

🎲 Beaky PluggedIn @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, Every Thursday

πŸ•Ί Cambridge Funk Jam @ La Raza, First Thursday of the month

πŸ”Œ Open Mic Night @ The Snug, First Thursday of the month

🎲 Open Mic Night @ Relevant Record Cafe, Last Thursday of the month

🎸 Cambridge Guitar Club @ St James Centre, Sporadic Thursdays (it is a £4 master class)

Fridays

🎡 Friday Night Sessions @ The Earl of Derby, Every Friday

🎻 Cambridge Folk Club Open Stages @ Golden Hind, First or Third Friday of the month

Saturdays

🎺 Cambridge Jazz Co-op @ Meadows Community Centre, Most Saturdays (it is a £15 master class)

πŸ”Œ Cambridge Acoustic Nights @ CB2, Fortnightly Saturday

Sundays

🎡 Jam Sandwich @ The Earl of Beaconsfield, Every Sunday

🎡 Songsmith Sessions @ The Alma, Every Sunday

🎻 Black Fen Folk Club Open Stage Nights @ NCI Community Association CIO, Most Sundays

🎲 Sunday Sessions @ The Six Bells, Fortnightly Sunday

πŸ„ Cambridge Ukulele Club @ The Elm Tree, Fortnightly Sunday

πŸ”Œ Open Mic @ The Corner House, Third Sunday of the month

πŸ‘„ Allographic Open Mic @ Cambridge University Centre Wine Bar, Last Sunday of the month

πŸ‘„ Bring Your Own Poetry @ The Blue Moon, Sporadic Sundays


Now Let's Meet


πŸ₯‡ 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 9, for now!

πŸ“° Printed version

Just finished working on a printed version of this, I will go a distribute it in jams and open mics I attend.

I will also run the game (on the left) and may offer a little surprise to the best score in the room.

Cambridge Jams & Open Mics 2018 06 17.docx

🚧 Updated regularly

Musicians and audience can keep track of 🎸 Jams and 🎀 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.

My name is StΓ©phane. I have been playing clarinets at jams and open mics for 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: If you think any information needs to be added or updated, please help me by filling out this super short feedback form. Even though data is curated, I may miss something.

πŸ“’ Updated on 10 July 2018

⚠️ TEMPORARY CHANGE 🎺 The Burleigh Jazz Jam @ The Burleigh Arms: Jams on 3rd, 17th, and 24th July have been moved to Wednesday 4th, 18th, and 25th July, as the Burleigh has large function bookings on those Tuesdays.

⚠️ BACK TO NORMAL πŸ•Ί Cambridge Funk Jam is back @ La Raza since Thursday 5 July

⚠️ BACK TO NORMAL 🎺 Cambridge Jazz Jam @ Duke of Cambridge had last 3 jams cancelled due to football ��. Jam is back to normal since Monday 9 July 😍


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