Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 7pm
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 7pm
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 7pm
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 7pm
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 7pm
Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 6pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65
275 Duke Avenue, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

In partnership with Badlands Promotions, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65, Sawmill Tea + Coffee Co., and Visions of Independence Inc., Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival presents the Whoop & Hollar Open Mic & Jam Night...

Music. Comedy. Drama. Hip Hop. Poetry. You name it! Welcome to Portage la Prairie's newest live entertainment event - featuring you.

- Last Friday of the month, November to April (excluding December)

- Cover/admission by donation

- Food and beverage available for purchase

Doors: 6:30 pm

Open Mic: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jam Session: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

(order of events subject to change)

Come celebrate our community's young, emerging, and seasoned artistic talent during a fun evening of local entertainment followed by a public jam session. Bring your instruments and voices for the jam!

Enjoy live music and artistic performances in an intimate setting. Feel free to drop by and perform at the open mic (see details below), participate in the jam, or just come and hang out. Each month, the event program will be hosted by a local musician, artist, or other performer.

All are welcome. Bring a friend!

What is an open mic?

Short for "open microphone," an open mic is a live show at a small, public venue where any audience members who are emerging and established artists are given the opportunity to perform a short set onstage and share their talent with others. Networking with other musicians and the public is also a cool thing about open mics.

Each performance is typically 15-20 minutes in length and can showcase anybody's artistic talent or original creative work from music to song, dance, comedy, theatre, visual art, hip hop, poetry, literature, and other art media. You never know what you're going to see or hear! If you want to perform, please read the details at the bottom of this page.

What is a jam session?

In this context, a jam session simply refers to playing music and singing with others, not doing a formal gig with professional musicians in front of an audience (although people are encouraged to come and listen to the jam). It's a time for anyone to showcase their own music, play along to others' tunes, have fun, and create new sounds. Dancing is more than welcome.

Want to Perform?

Artists interested in performing at the open mic are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7:00 pm showtime and will be selected on a first come-first served basis. If you are a touring performer and would like to host the open mic, please email for more information.

Anyone wanting to participate in the jam session or attend as an audience member can arrive at any time between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm.

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