Want to be part of the audience? Suggested donation/admission is $2. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Come out and enjoy our local talent!
Want to perform? Come showcase your talents of music, poetry, comedy, dance, spoken word, and more in a friendly atmosphere! Performers sign up at 7:30 pm for a 15-minute block of performance/stage time. Performances start at 8:00 pm and continue until midnight.
This is a very supportive audience that likes first-time performers. So if you’ve wanted to try to do something on stage but were afraid to do so, this is the place to do it! Black Cat Café Open Mic also has a reputation for having some of the best local professional acts dropping in now and again to try out new material. Regular performers over the years have included and still include Jim Allen, Bari Clark, Stephen Grayce, “Bulldog” Ben Basile, “Top Cat” Cook, Susie Cool, Chip Dockery, Luv Me Deux, The Old Guys on the Porch, and many more!
The snack bar includes an assortment of goodies available by a very reasonable “suggested donation.”
Black Cat Staff formally meets only once or twice a year to assess inventory and check on the health of the staff. Meeting dates are sent around over email. Informal check-ins are monthly when setting up the open mic night events on 2nd Fridays.
Please contact John Brockman at BlackCatCafe@OrlandoUU.org if you are interested in becoming a “Black Catter” and helping out behind the scenes to put on the monthly open mic! Extra helpers are always welcome!
You can also email BlackCatCafe@OrlandoUU.org for more info.
See you there!