Roslindale Open Mike

Thank you's go out to the Boston School of English, the Roslindale Congregational Church, Brian Higgins and Family of the F. J. Higgins Funeral Home for their years of help and donations to ROM. Also, Sam of the, Elizabeth Swanson of Birch St. House & Garden, the late Judie Leon of Travel by Judie, Josef Porteleki of Roslindale Hardware, Vicky of the Rialto Barber Shop!!, and Boston Radio Legend Dick Summer. Primavera Restaurant Roslindale, Panera Bread West Roxbury...and so many performers over the years:  Cecelia Dahl, George Cronin, Sue Burgess, Gerry Ryan, Charlie Ortolani, Melissa Fleming, Junko Ogawa, Tom Irving, King Yee, David Jackson, Branson Bofat,  Ed Banatt, Darwin MacDonald, Ken Porter, Cheryl Perreault, Jimmy Dorr, Peter Neuendorffer, Chief Noda, Chris Lee, Kathryn Howell, Roberto Mighty, Jim Palana, Suzanne Mrozak, Brian Cartwright, Ben Chase, Ariella Montanez, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Branson Bofat, Tom Smith (again), Steve Rapson, Chrissy LeCato of In Tune Guitar Picks, Barry Spiro, Mel Gluskin, Ed Banatt, Johnny Flaherty, Chris Lee (again), Charlie Ortolani (again), Gus Agudelo, Dean Denniston, Carolyn Rundquist (again), David Diamond, Cheryl Perreault, Ellen and Allan Schmidt, Chip Canty (again), Peter Reilly, Chris Thompson, Mr. Kurt and Geoff Pango, John Boehmer, David Walther, Steve Rapson, Joe Cataldo, Mike Delaney, Dean Denniston (again), Chris Lee (again), Karen Sauer, Bob Joyce, Chris Morgan,  Neil Dale, Tom and Maryellen Lane, and, most recently, Mike Laureanno for their time and generous donations to ROM.


Next Feature Jan 14: 10th Anniversary Show

Chris Lee

mini-set: Junko Ogawa & Rick Goggin

What's new:

2019 Season begins

Monday Jan. 14

10th Anniversary Show

New for 2019:

Ellen Schmidt mini-set series.
full list of performances here

6:00 pm- Sign up starts
6:40pm- Random Draw
6:55pm- Announcements
7:00 pm- Show begins
8:45- pm Mini-Set
9:00 pm-ish- Feature begins

Below is a recollection of Roslindale Open Mike's humble beginnings by founding partner Mike Delaney.

A Brief History of ROM 
The thread that led to Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) began around 1994 at  Java Jo's coffee shop in East Milton...


All are Welcome!! No Cover!!

ROM meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7pm-10:30pm

Same day sign up for performers.

See Details page for more info.

Our Golden Rule is “All are Welcome!!” We want a listening room, with a non-judgmental, supportive audience, that appreciates the diversity of our performers, from beginners to touring professionals. Everyone should be treated with kindness and encouraged to use their stage time to grow as a performer. Everyone is expected to listen politely to their fellow open mikers. Loud conversations should be conducted in the entryway or outside. 

We are all on a journey with a wide range of goals and aspirations.  We seek to help our caring community continue to thrive.

Thank you to our sponsor - 

Greater Boston Home Team

675 VFW Parkway #332 
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
Phone: 617-469-4200 

Fax: 877-443-4994
Sam Schneiderman, President 


Volunteers Needed

for set up (5-7pm) and close down (10-11pm)

Email ROM to volunteer. Many thanks to one and all!!! Always,, Neal :)))

The Roslindale Open Mike, now in its 10th year, is located at

The Boston School of English

814 South St., Roslindale, MA 02131

(across from the Roslindale commuter rail station)

Accessible to ALL


  • Park on the street--be careful for "Residents Parking Only" signs. 

  • Park across the street in the Commuter Rail lot for $4 by using the PayByPhone app or calling  866-234-7275 (If you don't pay, they may send you a bill for $4.50).

  • Park for free in the nearby lighted public parking on Taft Hill Terrace.  

Doors: 6 pm | Show: 7 pm  | Mini-set: 8:45 Feature: 9:00 pm