Artfully Edmonds Brief: Open Mic nights

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Cafe LouvreNow that Summer 2015 is all tucked away you might be looking for indoor raucous fun – and there’s plenty of it in Edmonds once we scratch the surface.

Open Mic and a cold, drawn-from-the-tap beverage, or with a jolt of espresso, makes for memorable-with-friends occasions.

Artfully Edmonds would like to point out these popular open mic spots . . . try them out! We have.

Friday, Oct. 2
Café Louvre  210 – 5th Ave. S.

Every Friday starting at 6 p.m. local singers, songwriters and musicians perform live in a relaxed, casual and friendly setting.

But this Friday “new guy” Jordan Boydston steps up to the mic at Café Louvre for the first time ever! Plus, Steve Fisher is going to debut his new song “Raven’s Wings” from the soundtrack to “The Edge.” Talent on the way up!
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Church Key Pub http://www.churchkeypub.com/home.html at 109 4th Ave. N. gets pretty lively – even during the week. Check with the pub for their Trivia Night schedule and dart board competitions by calling (425) 835-0230.

Engle’s Pub at 113 5th Ave. S.
“Open Mic Tuesdays with Lou” is such an institution that it has its own Facebook page with nearly 270 members. Now, I know for a fact that Engel’s Pub can’t accommodate 270 people all at once, but you’re sure to meet fun new friends at this historic downtown Edmonds location.
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MVP Sports Bar & Grill at 22921 Highway 99 sets up the mic for “Karaoke Wednesday” if you’re looking for a mid-week jolt of adrenaline.
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American Brewing Company at 180 W. Dayton St. offers Trivia Night on Wednesdays. Test your knowledge of cultural lore and worldly facts!
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Professional Entertainment

For professional band listings at local restaurants and pubs you might try out these Edmonds venues:

Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m.
You’ll find The Loft (515 Main St.) listing the appearances of Joe Carolus, and other fine talents.
Scott's Bar
Scott’s Bar & Grill, which uses Open Table and partners with Driftwood Theatre for their ‘ Dinner-and-A Play’ packages, often hosts hot and happening entertainment.

You’ll find live music playing every Tuesday night at Scott’s. Whether its jazz, blues, or soul – you’ll enjoy a lively, friendly atmosphere at their 8115 Lake Ballinger Way location across from Aurora Village.
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A Very Taki Tiki Bar & Grill at 518 Main St. is as boisterous a place as they come when it comes to sports bar venues. But for quiet moments and Hawaiian music, that’s where Elias Ka’uhane makes regular appearances with his ukulele.
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Demetries Woodstone Taverna, at 101 Main St. located just across from Brackett’s Landing, lists their stage engagements here and on their sidewalk reader board.

If you have any fave Edmonds spots for small stage music — whether it’s open mic or professional musicians at the microphone — we would love to hear from you in the comments section.

— By Emily Hill

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