Le Dépanneur Café: An Open Stage For Montreal Musicians

* Due to COVID-19, open mics and jam sessions at bars and restaurants are temporarily suspended.

A Gem in the Mile End

*This article was written on July 21st, 2018 and so some information may be out of date. We will be working on an update shortly, and apologize for the inconvenience.

Tired of short sets at open mics in MTL? Looking to branch beyond busking in metro stations? Then Le Dépanneur Café may be just what you’re looking for. Tucked away in the Mile End, this place brings in a solid crowd for food, coffee and live music. Performance spots are hour-long and run from 10:00 to 17:00. Booking must be done ahead of time – by phone or email – and once scheduled, your spot repeats weekly until the 3-month block is over.

Remember that once you’ve booked, you’re scheduled to show up each week: same time, same day. If you’re not able to make next week’s spot, please notify the cafe in advance so another musician may fill in. Spots aren’t paid but you’re free to ask for coffee or some food while playing your set. You may also leave a hat and kindly ask for support and donations. All musicians are encouraged to perform so long as you…

  1. Have significant experience playing music
  2. Veer away from louder genres (ex: punk, metal or electronic)

As for in-house instruments: there are amps (for bass and guitar), 2 microphones with stands, a PA system and a piano. You may book as a band or a solo performer, just note the in-house instruments listed, as you might require additional equipment. It’s rare to see many performers onstage as it can get noisy. For the same reason, it’s recommended you bring a drum box, bongos or djembe over a drum kit. Check the space out!

Contact Le Dépanneur Café

Le Dépanneur Café:  (514) 271-9357

Booking Email:  musique@ledepanneurcafe.com

Address:  206 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K4

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Le-Depanneur-Cafe-144547055598697

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0gFRkx0VbEWJzdvSQnCgw

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