Cambridge Jams & Open Mics

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12 Jams & 16 Open Mics across 22 Venues

2.36 regular open stage events every day

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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

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 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

Blue Room Sessions @ 1815 The Union Bar, Every Tuesday

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

Funk Jam Session @ The Six Bells, Sporadic 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 @ 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 ยฃ15 master class)

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


๐Ÿ‘„ Spoken

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

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

The Liquor Loft Diaries @ d'Arry's, Fourth 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


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 @ Duke of Cambridge, Every Monday

๐ŸŽป Traditional Irish Music @ White Swan, Every Monday

๐Ÿ‘„ Poets Open Mic and Songwriters Showcase @ Carlton Arms, Second Monday of the month

Tuesdays

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

๐ŸŽบ The Burleigh Jazz Jam @ The Burleigh Arms, Every Tuesday

๐ŸŽต Blue Room Sessions @ 1815 The Union Bar, Every Tuesday

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

๐ŸŽฒ Strawberry Jam Open Mic @ The Blue Moon, 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 Funk Jam Session @ The Six Bells, Sporadic 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

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 or Third 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, Sporadic Sundays


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.

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: 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.

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 16, 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.

Cambridge Jams & Open Mics.docx


Updated on 5 October 2018

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

๐Ÿ’š New ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ‘„ The Liquor Loft Diaries @ d'Arry's, Fourth Tuesday of the month, is a brand new comedy, poetry, spoken word, and rap Open Mic that started in July. Next is Tuesday 23 October

๐ŸŽฒ Open Mic Nights @ Waterstones, is a brand new music and spoken word Open Mic that started in September. Originally on the first Thursday of the month, the last one was on a Wednesday ๐Ÿค”

๐ŸŽฒ Jazz Poetry Jam @ The Burleigh Arms, a one off organised for the Cambridge Jazz Festival on Wednesday 14 November

๐Ÿ•บ Cambridge Funk Jam @ La Raza, a one off in addition to the regular jam, for the Cambridge Jazz Festival on Thursday 22 November

โš ๏ธ Changes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

๐ŸŽบ Cambridge Jazz Co-op @ Meadows Community Centre, is on holiday break, and back on Saturday 6 October, when it will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Happy birthday! ๐ŸŽ‚

๐Ÿ•บ Cambridge Funk Jam @ La Raza, will be on the Second Thursday of the month, Thursday 11 October. Then back to First Thursday of the month in November

๐Ÿ›‘ Stopped ๐Ÿ˜ข

๐ŸŽป Trad Session @ The Blue Moon, was on third Tuesday of the month... Hosts moved to different places... ๐Ÿ๏ธ Don't worry, you have 4 other ๐ŸŽป Folk music open stages in Cambridge

๐ŸŽต Friday Night Sessions @ The Earl of Derby, was every Friday. But fear not, the Outside Kings still run the ๐ŸŽฒ Sunday Sessions, a Music, Poetry, and Comedy Open Mic @ The Six Bells, Fortnightly Sunday



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