Sacramento is renowned for its music scene, with renowned groups such as CAKE + Deftones. But the city is also home to some amazing emerging artists. If you're looking for the best spots to see up-and-coming musicians and comics in River City, here are six open mic nights in Sacramento that you won't want to miss. Oke Junior hosts an evening of fun and spoken word every Wednesday.
A graduate of Sacramento State, Oke is a poet, rapper, model and entrepreneur. Bring your poems and join in the open mic night. Coffee Republic is promoted as Sacramento's premier blues club. It offers live local and national performances six days a week, followed by a blues jam supported by the Sacramento Blues Society that is broadcast starting at 7 p.m.
The PowerHouse has been in the area for more than 25 years, with a renovation that took it from biker to bluesy in 1999. It hosts a weekly concert with the support of the Sacramento Blues Society on Wednesdays with an open blues jam packed with musicians from the area. Louie's Cocktail Lounge also offers an open blues jam every Wednesday. Po' Boyz calls it a slice of the “Nawlins” flavor and it's not exactly a Cajun juke country venue, but rather brims with the blues feel of the owner's hometown in Louisiana. In addition to its robust blues, Po' Boyz Blues House offers regular events that include open mic, comedy and fun facts. Sacramento is a great place to experience live music and comedy.
Whether you're looking for an evening of spoken word or a night of blues jams, these six open mic nights are sure to provide an unforgettable experience.