Eugene’s 10 best karaoke and open mic nights

Level Up has karaoke every Tuesday starting at 9 p.m. It is located on 13th Ave and Oak Street in Eugene, Oregon. (Emerald Archives)

Whether you want to be a part of the show or watch amateur performers show off their talent, open mics and karaoke are a great way to kick back and enjoy a memorable and often surprising show. Here is some of Eugene’s best:

1. Hot Mama’s Wings Open Mic

The show begins every Tuesday at 8 p.m., but sign up starts at 7:30 p.m. Hosts recommend showing up early though because with the hot weather and the huge turn out, the lists have been filling fast. Each person gets 15 minutes and the stage.

2. Mulligan’s Pub Open Mic

Mulligan’s hosts an open mic every Wednesday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Performances often include great solo musicians and stand up comedy. Wednesday is usually more packed, but regardless of what you bring to the table you’ve got 15 minutes of fame.

3. The Barn Light Karaoke

This spot is a premier karaoke spot in Eugene for first timers and seasoned veterans a like. Karaoke begins on Thursdays around 9 p.m. and starts to get really crowded at 10p.m.

4. Cozmic Open Mic

Cozmic host’s an open mic every Wednesday at 7 p.m. They have a great stage and a prime setup for any kind of musical or spoken talent.

5. Agate Alley Bistro Karaoke

The show begins at 9 p.m. every Sunday night. When you aren’t here celebrating drink wheel or taco Tuesday, Agate Alley is a great spot for karaoke. The dim lighting and atmosphere beckons for a sultry performance or love ballad.

6. Growler Underground Open Mic

This open mic is every Thursday starting at 7 p.m and sign up begins at 6:30 p.m. The shows have been primarily music in the past, but the underground is looking to see more variety in the future.

7. Webfoot Karaoke

New renovations to Webfoot mean that Karaoke here is made to be heard by all of campus. The show goes down every Sunday at 9 p.m. and if you don’t feel like waiting til closing at Max’s to belt out “Sweet Caroline” this is your chance.

8. Green Room Comedy Mic

The Green Room is a comedy open mic — one of the most frequented for comedians in the Eugene area. Shows are every Thursday and sign up starts at 8:30 p.m.

9. Level Up Karaoke

This blast of a time begins at 9 p.m. every Tuesday. The great part about hosting karaoke in an arcade is playing your favorite games while listening to someone sing the Pokemon theme song.

10. Black Forest Karaoke

This spot hosts double karaoke nights on Monday and Wednesday starting at 9 p.m. Known as the best spot in town, Black Forest brings in huge crowds and some amazing Led Zeppelin covers.

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