Emerging Artist Breakout

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Wednesdays at Caffè Lena
All shows begin at 7:00
Admission is $5, unless otherwise noted.

Our Wednesday night “Emerging Artist Break Out” series is for area musicians who are just starting out. It gives talented amateur performers the chance to do a real show (sometimes their first) in a real club, and is a safe place for teens to hang out and support the creativity of their peers. Most artists are selected from our weekly open mic, or are students at area high schools and colleges.

You don’t need professional photos or posters or recordings to get one of these gigs, but you must be from the area, be able to play for at least 90 minutes, and be fully committed to promoting your show. Electric instruments, drum kits, and contemporary musical styles are acceptable on Wednesdays, but we prefer original music, unless you’re performing songs from the folk, jazz, or blues traditions.

If you or someone you know sounds like a good fit, See our booking guidelines.