Weekly events

Open Stage

The Spirit of Rasputin’s Open Stage runs Monday nights at Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. (between Kirkwood Ave. and Churchill Ave.). The music gets started around 7:00 pm, but you may want to get there early to sign up to perform. Each performer typically plays two songs, and using this format, we can fit in about 12 performers each evening. There is no cover charge.

The Rasputin’s open stage has a history that goes back to 1981. It is presented in a distinctive “listening environment” where we give each song and each performer the attention they deserve. The performers and audience love it. Come out and listen in, or perform a song or two yourself.

Folk Jam

For information about the jam, or to be placed on the mailing list, contact Paul Spafford at paul@mandolinpaul.com.

The Folk-along Tuesday jams continue at the Vimy Brewing Company (145 Loretta Ave. N.) for the foreseeable future.

Vimy Brewing Company
145 Loretta Avenue North

The Spirit of Rasputin’s Folk-along Jam has had a number of homes over the past few years. First The Georgetown, then Elmdale Tavern, then the Xpresso Café, then back at The Georgetown, and the Montgomery Legion. Now it has found a home at the Vimy Brewing Company. The jam starts at 7:00 pm and goes until about 10:00.

It is an acoustic open jam, where musicians sit in a circle and take turns leading songs of their choice. While the jam sessions are not structured as a performance per se, everyone is always welcome to come and listen in, or join in the circle to play or sing. If you’d like to lead a song everyone might not know, or one of your own, chord sheets come in handy.