There are a variety of opportunities for both music and comedy performers to take the stage

BETHLEHEM, Pa.— ArtsQuest is proud to invite aspiring artists to weekly open mic nights for both music and comedy in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

Sing your heart out on Thursdays during Open Mic with Billy Bauer, of the Lehigh Valley’s popular Billy Bauer Band. Participants will take to the Williams Brew Stage at Palette & Pour, the new full-service bar and quick-service kitchen located on the first floor of the ArtsQuest Center. Open Mic Night will start at 7 p.m., with sign-ups opening at 6:30 p.m. General admission to this event is free. This weekly open mic features acoustic performances only.

The comedy program is proud to host Free Jokes! Standup Open Mic at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas two Thursdays a month all year long. This hour-long standup event, hosted by Addyson Young and Alexis Kuczek, is free to the public. Sets run around five minutes beginning at 9:45 p.m. Sign-ups for interested performers will be available at the door to the event starting at 9:30 p.m. This show will contain adult language and/or situations. Anyone coming in between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No child 12 or under will be admitted. At this time, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 24 hours must be presented to participate in this open mic.

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