I dropped by the Open Mic at Fair Grounds Coffee here in Long Branch tonight. I even brought along my banjo and played a few tunes. It was lots of fun, with a few people singing and playing guitars as well as a harmonica player, and even a couple kids participating. I think old time banjo music was an unfamiliar addition to the event, but people seemed to enjoy it. It turns out this open mic happens monthly.
Fair Grounds is on the south side of Lakeshore, at 40th Street. It’s an excellent neighbourhood coffee joint.