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.
Brookton's Market
491 Brooktondale Road, Brooktondale, NY
An independent market focusing on local food, and local artists. Live music. Open-mic on some Mondays. Check Facebook for details.
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 weekly open mic (Tuesdays at 7pm)! Check the schedule!
Cortland Beer Company
Court Street, Cortland, NY
Rotating fresh taps and live music. Hot dogs, cheese boards and menus from local restaurants. "Monster Jam Open Mic" Wednesday's 7-10pm.
Crossroads Bar and Grill
Lansing, NY
A great restaurant and pub, with open mic nights on alternate Thursdays, hosted by Bennie T.
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.
Garrett's Brewing Company
1 W Main, Trumansburg, NY
Beer with Soul, and live music, open mic on Thursday nights.
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.
Press Cafe
118 Green Street, Ithaca, NY
A cafe with music events in Downtown Ithaca. Open mic events every other Thursday, 7-9.
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. Open mic on Wednesdays 7-10.
Scale House Brewery
Hector, NY
Microbrewery with good food, live music, including an open mic Thursdays from 6-9
Summerhill Brewing
Rte 90, Locke, NY
Weekly live music and trivia nights in addition to great beer and food. Open mics on some Sundays, hosted by the Bennie T Open Mic Posse.
The Downstairs
121 W MLK Street
A few doors down from the State Theatre, below the Watershed. Open mic / jam events on Sudays and Thursdays.
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
The Westy
State Street, Ithaca, NY
Neighborhood Bar & Beer Garden, Open mic every Tuesday at 9pm.