Begun in 2002 at the initiative of an MGS member, the late Dennis Burns, OpenStage provides a fun, supportive, and informal way for guitarists of every level to experience the joy of playing in public. We focus primarily on acoustic, finger-style, and classical guitar, and maintain a format similar to many other open mic events. There’s a simple sign-up sheet for performers, who each get 8 to 10 minutes (2 to 4 songs). Folks usually hang out after playing to swap tips, share music, and just socialize with other guitar nerds.


Second Sunday each month, from 2 till 4 pm.

September 8 January 12 May 10
October 13 February 9
November 10 March 8
December 8 April 12


OpenStage is hosted at the Eggroll Queen Cafe (formerly Underground Music) in Falcon Heights, MN about 10 minutes from either Minneapolis or St. Paul:

1579 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108
(651) 644-9959

They’re easy to get to from Highways 35E/W, 94, or 36!

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