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Ready, set, jam! Your guide to awesome area jam nights

Ashley Bethard • May 13, 2015 at 8:42 AM

With all the local jam nights going on every week, there’s really no excuse not to check out our local music scene. Jam nights not only provide plenty of listeners with a variety of tunes, but it’s a great way for musicians across genres (and throughout the area) to connect. Chances are, you or someone you know is musically inclined. Head to the next jam night and test your harmonica skills — or just sit back, enjoy the show and support local music!

Open Mic Night

• WHEN: 8 p.m. Thurs.

• WHERE: Wayside Bar & Grill, 13806 W. Lake Rd., Vermilion

• INFO: 440-963-7312

Every Thursday is open mic night at the Wayside, and you’re more than welcome to bring your musical talent, instrument or anything you’d like to perform on stage.

Open Mic Night

• WHEN: 8 p.m. Fri.

• WHERE: Erie Kai Tavern and Firefly Beach Resort, 4903 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron

• INFO: 419-433-4910

Hosted by Tony Twine, this open mic runs from 8-11 p.m. every Friday night.

Open Jam Night

• WHEN: 7 p.m. Thurs.

• WHERE: Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton

• INFO: 419-732-2030

The Der Haus Band will bring you live music and new performers every Thursday night at Slater’s Pub. Want to participate? Great! Bring your talent, voice or guitar. Prefer to sit back and watch? That’s okay, too.

Jam Night & Open Mic

• WHEN: 9 p.m. Thurs.

• WHERE: 34 Degrees, 606 Main St., Huron

• INFO: 419-433-0900

Jam and open mic night starts at 9 p.m., but it’s a good time all around at 34 Degrees. Ladies Night begins at 8 p.m. with $1.50 well drinks and domestic beers. Oh, and did we mention that they’ve got some of the best steak and wing sauce in town? There’s a little something for everyone at this jam night, so there’s no reason not to come out.

Open Mic Night

• WHEN: 9 p.m. Mon.

• WHERE: Daly’s Pub, 104 Columbus Ave., Sandusky

• INFO: 419-625-0748

Every Monday, Mike Papazian hosts an open mic night at Daly’s. All musicians and bands are welcome to perform, and even newbies are invited to try their hand on stage!

Open Mic Night

• WHEN: 10 p.m. Thurs.

• WHERE: Rupp’s Place, 75 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk

• INFO: 419-663-1613

Hosted by Mike Papazian, this jam night is held at the often-overlooked Rupp’s Place. Open to everyone — feel free to show up and give it a go! 

Jam Night

• WHEN: 9 p.m. Thurs.

• WHERE: The Office Bar, 11 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk

• INFO: 419-668-8869

Come relax, hang out and enjoy the sounds of local musicians (professional and amateur). The Office Bar’s “low-key, yet still refined” atmosphere is perfect.

Toozeday Boozeday

• WHEN: 7 p.m. Tues.

• WHERE: The Underground, 224 E. Water St., Sandusky

• INFO: 419-609-9463

The Underground hosts a variety of entertainment that won’t drain your wallet (think $1 drinks at 50-cent drafts). Russett Burbank will have a live practice, and you can bring your gear and jam with them. If you want to be a little more involved, call Ryan (some of you know him better as Sevy) at 419-609-9463 to set up a full night of music.

Want more on the local jam scene? Check out our interview with local music man Mike Papazian.

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