6 open mics in Sacramento, California

Two men prepare to play music at an outdoor patio.

Marty Taters + Larry host the Tuesday open mic at Kupros Craft House. | Photo by @kuproscrafthouse

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We might be known for our big-named acts, like CAKE + Deftones, but we think Sac’s up-and-coming artists are pretty special, too.

Whether you’d like to see promising musicians and comics in the River City — or if you’re one yourself who needs some help finding the best spot — here are six open mics across Sacramento to check out.


🎤 Downtown

  • Musiclandria | Second Fridays | 6 p.m. | 1219 S St. | $10 | Based at Sacramento’s first-ever library dedicated to musical instruments, there’s a one song limit per artist — with original tunes strongly encouraged.
  • Luna’s Café & Juice Bar | Thursdays | 8 p.m. | 1414 16 St. | Free | The long-running “Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged” event is great for musicians + poets alike. Pro tip: The intimate venue also hosts a stand-up open mic on Wednesdays.

🎤 Midtown

  • Kupros | Tuesdays | 7 p.m. | 1217 21 St. | Free | It’s all about feeling the vibes from live music at this weekly event, with an earlier Happy Hour jam session running from 5-7 p.m.
  • Sacramento Comedy Spot | Tuesdays | 8 p.m. | 1050 20 St. | $6 | Whether you’re just starting on the stand-up scene or have been around the block at the Lavender Heights comedy house, everyone can participate + hone their skills. Pro tip: Signups end 30 minutes before showtime.

🎤 Land Park

  • STAB! Comedy Theater | Thursdays | 9 p.m. | 1710 Broadway Blvd. | Free | Test out new ideas or refine your stand-up act in five-minute, rapid-fire sets.

🎤 Hollywood Park

  • Two Rivers Cider | Thursdays | 6:30-9 p.m. | 4311 Attawa Ave. | Free | Grab a brew or two before taking the mic at this weekly event hosted by local songwriters Autumn Sky Hall + Todd Perez.
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