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Old 06-09-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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Default Open mikes in west suburbs?

It amazes me how few open mikes I've been able to find in DuPage County. Whenever I find a listing for open mikes on websites or in free magazines, most of them are inactive. The only one I know of is Ballydoyle's in DG, but it's only once a week. Without heading to Chicago in order to play a few songs on my acoustic guitar and sing, does anyone know of other open mikes in the area? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Aurora, IL
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There is one at Ballydoyles in Aurora. Also, there is an open mic at Tavern off the Fox in Aurora.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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There used to be an open mic at Open Range bar and Grill at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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Thanks. Those are a hike for me, though. Anything in the Lombard area that anyone knows about? Or should I start my own?
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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I'd pickup one of those suburban nitelife magazines they have at many bars. They list the open mics in the area, also that way you can also call ahead to make sure they still have them.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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It amazes me how few open mikes I've been able to find in DuPage County. Whenever I find a listing for open mikes on websites or in free magazines, most of them are inactive. The only one I know of is Ballydoyle's in DG, but it's only once a week. Without heading to Chicago in order to play a few songs on my acoustic guitar and sing, does anyone know of other open mikes in the area? Thanks in advance!
I know you said DuPage County so forgive me....there use to be an open mic at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn that had some great talent...maybe check them out.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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A little further out west, there are two I know of at two Borders bookstores:

1) St. Charles Borders, every second Friday of the month, 7-9 pm

2) Algonquin Borders, last Friday of the month, 8-10 pm

Just show up with your guitar and sign-up. They provide their own PA systems.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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I just saw an email that the open mike in sugar grove at Open Range is on Wednesday evenings. I also saw that Four Beans Coffee House in Batavia has an open mic. I did not get the day.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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There is a great Irish Pub called Ballydoyle and they have open mike every Wednesday at 8:30pm. There is a location in Aurora off of Main Street and they got great food and music. there’s a resort near the Aurora location called the Pheasant Run and the rates are pretty decent. They got a great comedy club called Zanies which just hosted a Comedy Boot Camp with Louie Anderson.

Kameela Sanders
Area Revenue Manager
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
630-584-6300
[url=http://www.PheasantRun.com]Chicagoland Resorts | Pheasant Run Resort[/url]
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