The contest will be managed by Open Mic host Paul Luff, featuring solo, duos and trios, allowing them to play for 15 minutes. A panel of guest judges will score the performances, with a winner being picked from each of the first seven weeks of the contest.



At the Finals Night on November 12th, the seven winners plus two wildcard entries will compete for the $500 Grand Prize.

Weekly performances are on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may sign up in advance by emailing Paul Luff at

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  • No drum kits will be allowed 

  • Performers may perform more than one week, but can only win one week

  • The judges will choose two ‘wild cards’ entries for inclusion into the Finals Night

  • Sound equipment will be provided by Patrick’s

  • Performers agree to allow photos and videos to be used for Patrick’s marketing efforts

  • All professional and amateur musicians are eligible to enter the contest. However, Patrick's Pub employees and musicians currently or previously employed by Patrick's Pub are ineligible to enter.

  • Please address questions to Open Mic host Paul Luff