Virtual ROM!

7 pm Monday, October 26, 2020

see NEW sign up details below

Broadcast live on our youtube channel

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

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.


Musicians for the Greater Good

Several ROM regulars are putting on a weekly social justice/protest song concert series, “This Land Is Our Land” starting August 25th until a new President is elected.

This series is intended to raise money for the Biden Presidential Campaign. The concerts will be live streamed on youtube

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 



               Join us on line 2nd & 4th Mondays

Due to the Coronavirus situation, the Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) will not be meeting publicly until we know it will be safe.

This is consistent with the orders and recommendations of the City of Boston, the State of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for social distancing.

We don’t do this lightly.  Music and the ROM community are wonderfully healing medicine, but we need to do what we can to keep people safe.

Be careful out there—and wash your hands!

All our Love and thanks,

Your hosts,
Neal Braverman and Mike Delaney

Check out ROM songs and videos 

at our ReverbNation

Most songs can be downloaded free for off-line listening.

Thank You's

Do you have a ROM story to share?

Email us a short description of your ROM experience and we will post it on The Buzz .


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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, Mike Laureanno, Jenn Goldson, Mike Williams, Steve Friedman, and, most recently, John Shockey for their time and generous donations to ROM.

Roslindale Open Mike

How we can help

The Roslindale Open Mike, now in its 11th year, has been 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.  In effect 8am-6pm.

  • 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. 

ROM asks for donations to the Roslindale Food Pantry.

Neal is a long-time volunteer at the Roslindale Food Pantry (RFP) at the Congregational Church. His wife, Rosemary, is the volunteer Executive Director. Due to the impact of the coronavirus, they are in dire need of monetary donations. Volunteers are also needed and greatly appreciated. You can see a story about the RFP here

Checks should be made out to: 

Roslindale Food Pantry

address: 25 Cummins Highway,

Roslindale, MA 02131


Venmo: @Roslindale-FoodPantry

New vROM details:

For signups, we are now using Signup Genius.  To sign up for the next vROM use this link and pick your slot:

The first 30 signups will get a 5-minute performance slots. Performers will use ZOOM. They will receive an invite for the meeting via email. Others can watch the live or recorded performance on the new Roslindale Open Mike YouTube channel at:

Please hit the “SUBSCRIBE” button on our YouTube channel so you can be notified when we put up videos and we can benefit from your support. Also, please LIKE our videos.