There are venues I visit when I’m feeling adventurous and want to check out somewhere new. And there are venues that I want to visit over and over again. The Tuesday night open mic at the Magnolia is one of those worthy of a return trip. The friendly atmosphere, the blend of familiar faces and new music, the yummy vegetarian food – all elements conspire to create a lovely way to spend an early evening in Guelph. This week there seemed to be quite a lot of youth talent showcased in the all-too-brief two hours.
[Magnolia Café, 88 Yarmouth Street, Guelph, Tuesday 7-9 pm, $2 cover – pay or play]
(Host Ian Reid working the soundboard)