The Open Sessions

Brisbane Open Mic nights


The Open Sessions in Brisbane is an open mic scene that serves as a nurturing ground for budding talents and an avenue for performers to experiment with new songs. With its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, the Open Sessions offers a supportive community where artists can showcase their skills and creativity. Whether it’s a singer-songwriter with a heartfelt ballad or a band testing out fresh material, The Open Sessions provides a welcoming space for all performers. The audience is equally enthusiastic, providing constructive feedback and encouragement, fostering growth and confidence. This thriving open mic scene in Brisbane is a testament to the city’s rich artistic culture and dedication to fostering emerging talent.

Brisbane Open Mic

Monday Open Mic

Head to Archive every Monday night to rock out at our Open Mic Night🎙. We supply the guitar, all you need to bring are the jams 🎸. Grab your mates, enjoy a cold one and sing your heart out! We’ll see you there 👋 

Archive Beer Boutique

100 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101
7:00 p.m. till late

Wednesday Open Mic

Every Wednesday at Stone Corner Hotel. We provide the gear, you provide the music. Gear Provided: Full PA – Dual 18″ Subs, Dual 12″ Speakers. 4 x dedicated 12″ wedges on stage. Acoustic Guitar. 2 x Electric Guitars & 2 x Electric Guitar Amps. Bass Guitar & Amp. Drum Kit & Cymbals.

Stones Corner Hotel

346 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
(signup from 6:30pm)


The Open Sessions was started in 2012 by Gavin Roche. Together with James Scott, the Open Sessions has hosted hundreds of open mic nights in and around many venues around Brisbane City over the years. The friendly relaxed atmosphere is a great way for new and established performers to perform, support and learn from other performers. 

How it works

1. Sign up on the night

Sign up for all open mics are on the night – no booking ahead. Put your name on the chalk board. Come early if you want to play early. If you are a minor accompanied by an adult, we will try to accommodate placing you early. Covers and original welcome at all nights. 

2. Be stage ready

Make sure your guitar/equipment is tuned and ready to go. All PA equipment is provided as well as a stage acoustic guitar. We recommend bringing your own of course. Sound and lighting is managed by the host with a quick sound check before you perform. 

3. Play & support

Each slot is 15 minutes but sometimes more depending on how busy it is. Photos of your performance are taken and published on our socials for you to share. We encourage performers to stay around and support others. Abusive behaviour will not be tolerated. 

Do performers play covers or originals?

You can play covers or originals. Up to you!

How long are open mic sets?

Typically the slots are 15min, but there is some flexibility. On occasion, we have to go to 10min slots to fit everyone when busy.

Are minors allow?

We follow each venue’s rules but yes, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Please contact us on the day (Jimmy 0413 479 501) to secure your spot so we can ensure to follow the venues liquor licensing restrictions.

Is this for musicians only?

The Open Sessions mostly attract musicians. There are other open mic nights specialising in comedy around the city.

Do performers get paid?

Performances are open mics are not paid. Open mic nights are a stepping stone to paid gigs and a casual night out for musicians.

Get In Touch

Connect with our socials or send us a quick message and we’ll be in touch. We post photos from the open mic weekly for you to share!

The Open Sessions