CaRaVaN Open Mic + Open Stage returns to our summer home in the Exchange District under the sun and stars. CaRaVaN at the Cube will run twice per month (plus a special Fringe Edition in July) from May through September:

CaRaVaN at the Cube is presented by The Purple Room and sponsored by The Exchange District BIZ, the Manitoba Night Market & Festival (taking place June 9, July 21, & August 25), and Smoke’s Poutinerie Albert.

Sign up begins at 6:30 PM, with the show running 7 to 10:00 PM. For those not there in person (or just wanting to watch later), shows are livestreamed to YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

As always, musicians performing will get 2 songs, while all others (poets, comedians, dancers, scene performers, monologists, etc.) will have approximately 5 minutes to do their thing.

On the Mondays this summer we’re not at the Cube, you can find us joining in with the open mic at the Toad in the Hole, which runs Mondays from 9:00 PM to midnight and is hosted by Jamie Buckboro.

CaRaVaN at the Cube is generally a rain or shine event (making use of the cover of the stage during rain), but if there is lightning, torrential rain, or bitter cold, we will instead head to the Toad, with us much advance notice as possible.


CaRaVaN is an entirely volunteer-run “anything goes” open mic that has been running since 2011. Music of all genres, spoken word, comedy, magic, dance, storytelling, or any other number of other unique performances could hit the stage on any given Monday. CaRaVaN regularly features artists with a wide range of skill levels — from experienced performers trying out new things to folks taking the stage for the first time — and we welcome them all!


CaRaVaN on CBC Manitoba

CaRaVaN on Global News Morning