Wanting to carry on the energy from the Imbibe open mic, songwriter Jeremy Stuart now hosts a weekly event at Gastropub No.29. Callisto (the trio of friends who also sing together) decided to take in some music, share some tunes of our own, and find out what happened to the first 28 gastropubs! As it turns out, it is not the 29th franchise or last in a long line of defunct pubs. The number 29 is Chef Liam’s hockey number (a Palmateer fan).
Local craft beers are served, as are a selection of burgers, sandwiches and snacks.
Host Jeremy has an amp set up but we found the venue was small enough that we could perform acoustically (also there are 3 of us and we aren’t practiced at sharing a mic). The advantage of a relatively new open mic is that there is more time to play (and less waiting). All music styles welcome as well as spoken word & poetry.
[Gastropub No.29, 120 Ottawa St N, Kitchener, every Wednesday 9 pm until close; no cover]