Thursdays: 18:00 – 22:00
Genres: Acoustic, R&B, Soul, Blues, Folk, Rock, Jazz. Varies
In House Instruments: Electric Piano, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Cajon Drum, Amps, Microphones & PA
Description: Mariposa gets packed with musicians on Thursdays, some travel as far as from Hudson to make the night. It’s without question a gem to many artists in Montreal. It’s a place to network and the crowd is absorbent and attentive to the artists, unlike open mics with louder audiences. This is awesome when trying out originals and a reason to why the night is so popular. In fact, the owner (Victor) has made the event one hour longer to give more time for performances. Sign-up starts at 18:00 and name-draw starts around 18:50. The space is snug and has a variety of instruments to play. All genres are welcome, just keep it instrumental – meaning no backing tracks or beats from electronic devices! Each performer gets two songs or 10-15 minutes, whichever comes first. A lot of heart behind this night and the stomping grounds to many for hammering out songwriting and network at the same time. Join their “Circle of Musicians” on Facebook to stay in the loop. They also do a monthly, old-time jam on the first Friday of every month.