2nd Thursdays @7-9pm
Back @ the Cultural Center this Fall
Free to Attend & Open to All

We are happy to welcome you back to the Cultural Center main floor gallery for Open Mic Night this Fall, 2nd Thursdays, 7-9pm:

NO Open Mic Night in January 2019 due to Center being closed and floors being refinished. We will resume in February. Click HERE for 2019 Open Mic info!


Monthly at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, a local volunteer invites singers and speakers, bards and balladeers to perform prospective pieces for the crowd gathered.

Attend as audience or actor, orator or observer. Both literary lectors and musical minstrels are welcome to share their own or another’s creative work.

Former facilitator Pam Robinson says, “Each Open Mic has been uniquely different from the previous with guitarist-singers from Frazee, to joke-telling youth from Wadena, and the reciting of beat poetry by a New York Mills poet. It is a great monthly gathering of people from Becker, Ottertail, and Wadena Counties and a wonderful opportunity to hear some creativity at work!”

Open Mic Night at the Cultural Center was resurrected by Robinson, long-time Cultural Center volunteer, in the summer of 2015 to provide a safe space for free expression and to give voice to the artist or performer in everyone. Current Board Member Eric Bervig will take over as facilitator this Fall. The Cultural Center would like to express much gratitude to Pam Robinson for her years of service! We would also like to welcome Eric aboard. We are grateful for the volunteers and participants that keep Open Mic Night and the opportunity for creative expression alive & well in New York Mills!


THANKS for joining us Out & About Town this Summer! And, thanks to these awesome community partners for hosting Open Mic in your spaces:
  • Mills Lanes & Lucky Strike Grill — June 2018
  • The Barn @ the NYM Sculpture Park (City of NYM) — July 2018
  • Backwoods BBQ — August 2018

Open Mic Night is always open to all and free to attend.