“Alice’s Aspiring Artists” is a Thursday night open mic in the south end of Guelph. It is a larger pub where musicians play to a background of TVs showing sports events (thankfully with the sound off).
The format is pretty informal. Host,Trevor Nemett invites any interested musicians to come up to the mic, on their own or with back-up from the band. This can lead to some fun spontaneous collaborations. If there aren’t a lot of names on the list then Trevor & friends can easily fill the gap. It’s a late event – starts at 10 pm – and attracts a younger (university age) crowd.
I’m interested to see what happens if I am “Returning Alice’s Artist” – apparently some prizes in the offing. Oh and don’t let the sign out front fool you – the beer is cold and the snacks are yummy.