Open mic : Music Venues

Benny T's Open Mic Posse
Various locations
Benny T hosts open-mic events in various venues in the area. Join the Facebook group, or email ( for more info.
Brewer's Cafe & Taproom
1384 Dryden Rd, Ithaca, NY
A locally owned cafe and taproom, serving the most unique craft beers we can get our hands on, ever changing food menu, daily specials, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Open-mic events on Saturdays, hosted by Benny T.
The Canaan Institute
Brooktondale, NY
Instrumental acoustic folk jam on Wednesday nights every week
Center for the Arts of Homer
Homer, NY
One of Central New York’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment. Featuring live music and a Monday evening open mic!
Deep Dive
415 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY
Formerly "The Dock" et al., Deep Dive opened September 16, 2022 with a full list of live music bookings and other events.
Fools Hill Farm
Fools Hill Farm, Spencer, NY
Fools Hill Farm sponsors the annual TogethernessFest! 20+ Bands from all over New York & Pennsylvania, Contests, Games, Home Cooked Meals, Kids Activities & More!
Hopshire Farm and Brewery
1771 Dryden Road, Freeville, NY
Live music on Friday evenings and at special events. Singer-songwriter nights every first Thursday of the month, and starting June 9th, blues jams on alternate Thursdays!
Lounge DeLuca
222 W Main St. Montour Falls
A cozy, intimate venue with live music every Friday from 6pm-8pm, open-mic the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:30pm-8:00pm, and lounge piano every other Thursday.
Lucky Hare Brewing
17 Lake St., Owego NY
Monday evening open mic 5:30 - 8 p.m., hosted by Trapper Flynn.
Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar
139 West State Street
Music, Art, Community, Rooted in Love, Sacred in Spirit. Ithaca's NightLife Alternative. Live music, drumming, dancing, spirituality, and good vibes. There is a Tuesday night inter-generational Irish Session jam, and a Thursday night jam hosted by Spirit Speaks.
The Downstairs
121 W MLK Street
A few doors down from the State Theatre, below the Watershed. Check out the jazz jams on Sundays.
The Upstairs
106 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY
Ithaca's newest music venue, in the space formerly known as LOT 10. Let's get funky. Open mic nights on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Jeremy Bussmann