Rochester Art Center is pleased to announce a new open mic event, First Thursday of the month now through June 2020. Sign up at 7:00 PM. Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page.

Want to try out a new routine with your contact improv partner?
Want to do your best Bob Barker impression?
Come on down!
Want to tell a story about the “the one who got away”?
We have tissues!
Want to try out a cover of an obscure song from 50 years ago?
Yeah you do!

RAC Mic Dates: Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

RAC mic will provide a relaxed, safe space of expression for performers of various stripes. The RAC mic is open to performance artists, dancers, poets, comedians, storytellers, actors and musicians. Emerging and advanced performers are welcomed.

Censorship of performance content is adherent to two simple rules: 1. No threat, intimidation, or harassment of fellow performers or audience members. The host and/or RAC Staff reserve the right to cut you off (shut that sh*t down) or ask you to leave the event. 2. No stage hogs. Three songs or 5 – 8 minutes of content per slot is cool. Stage hogs are never cool.

Suggested age 16+. Tea and hot chocolate available! Many thanks to Pat Egan and the greater Rochester open mic community for their support.

Address: 40 Civic Center Dr. SE, next to the Mayo Civic Center. Skyway accessible through Mayo Civic Center if parking in the Civic Center Ramp. Questions? Email