Looking for a place to play music in public for the first time?

Hoping to share old standards or new songs with other musicians?

Do you have a suggestion for a great jam, open stage, or song circle to visit?

Welcome to the Open Stage Adventure.  It is my intention to explore how and why music brings us together as well as to celebrate the musical communities that are thriving all around the country:  open stages, song circles, acoustic jams, and other events where people share music.

Look to this space for regular posts on making and sharing music. I appreciate input and ideas. If you have a suggestion for an open stage, jam or song circle I should visit, please send me the details: [email protected]. Or post it as a comment if you would like other readers to know about it.

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  1. SOUP (Southern Ontario Ukulele Players)

    Hi , I wonder if you would put our ukulele jam group SOUP on your list of area groups! We’ve been going since 2009 and are growing fast, currently sitting at 160 members plus!

  2. Julie

    I’d love to get out and visit your Monday night jam. You’ll be starting up again in the fall? Send me details!
    It seems I could do a feature just on uke jams!


  3. Rooster

    Hi Julie,

    You should check out our weekly open mics at Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas st west from 9pm-1am. It’s a really great space and vibe, open to all artists and art appreciators. Check our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mfaopenmic?fref=ts

    Much love

  4. Julie

    Thanks for the info. I’ll check it out next time I’m in Toronto.


    DATE: 4th Sunday of each month commencing February 24, 2019
    TIME: from 2 pm until 5 pm
    PLACE: Our own Georgina Art Gallery, 149 High St. Sutton On.
    COST: A toonie to help defray the cost of the room.
    EQUIPMENT: A sound system with mics for vocals and instruments
    and a house guitar to borrow for a set.
    Sign up starts at 1:30 pm with host Ed Winacott ([email protected])

    This stage is open to all skill levels and all styles of acoustic music or spoken word. A welcoming listening venue for new talent to test the waters or for experienced performers to perhaps try out new material.
    Come out early, view the art collection and stay on to either perform or just to listen and enjoy. Tea/coffee will be available

  6. Gary Winacott

    Will try catch next show.

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