Open stages at The Ark take place on select Wednesdays throughout the year. Please check our calendar for scheduled dates.
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A total of 15 performers are chosen to play each open stage. A group or performer is given eight minutes (or two songs) to do their thing.
Sign up works like this: the doors of The Ark open at 7:30 pm. At 7:45 pm we randomly select the names of those who will play during the first half. At 8:30 pm we draw the names for the second half. While it varies greatly, we usually get around 30 performers or groups looking to play. If your name isn't chosen on a night, bring your raffle ticket with you to the next Open Stage and you'll have twice the chance to play.
Ark Open Stages are hosted by Michael Shelata, a long time area open stage performer.
Entry at Open Stage cost $3 or $2 for Ark members, students, or seniors.
Open Stages are free to Ark members at the Solo level and above.