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This Week's Picks: Open Mic Nights Around Hartford

Open mics are awesome ways to worm your way into someone's musical dreams. If you're able to nail the bass part of "Crossroads," that is. Here's a small sampling of the area's many open mic nights; most are weekly events (because of the holidays, check with venues to see if they're on this week).

Nightsongs Open Mike/Songshare: Song-a-Day Music Center, 2809 Boston Turnpike, Coventry, Thu., Dec. 27, 7 p.m. Free.

Open Mic w/ Brendan Donahue: Downtown Cafe, 118 Main St., Bristol, (860) 582-6853. Thu., Dec. 27 Free.

Open Mic with Dave Costa: Cambridge House Brew Pub, 357 Salmon Brook St., Granby, (860) 653-2739. Thu., Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Friday: LaSalle Market & Deli, 104 Main St., Collinsville, Fri., Dec. 28, 6 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Jam w/ George Baker: Cypress Restaurant, 1265 South Main St., Middletown, (860) 346-3367. Fri., Dec. 28, 8 p.m. Free.

Open Mic: Sullys Pub, 2071 Park St., Hartford, (860) 231-8881. Sun., Dec. 30. Free.


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