Open Mic LIVE – Putting the Spotlight on Local Talent

Presented in partnership with the Mississauga Arts Council.

Come Meet Our New Host!
We are pleased to announce Arlene Paculan as the new Host for Open Mic LIVE program

Arlene Paculan

Arlene is an award-winning Filipino-Canadian from Mississauga. Since 2010, she has toured across Canada, UK, Europe and the US. Throughout her career, she has consistently campaigned the idea of a positive self-image using the titles of her original songs, "I’m Worth It" and "Shine So Bright". Her story of transforming from an introverted, shy individual to hosting her own TV show supports her belief that we all have a voice that can be expressed through art. She currently hosts a TV Show called Striving Artist on Filipino TV. Her current album Home with You is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Presented in LIVE, our in-house restaurant, the Open Mic LIVE program offers a platform for local talent - from hobbyists to emerging artists - to be showcased in a comfortable and welcoming environment. 

It’s a chance for first timers as well as seasoned performers to step onto the stage in front of a live and supportive audience.  Each month, the program features a new line-up of performers from musicians to spoken word artists.

Open Mic LIVE is a great night out and a fun evening of entertainment.

To wrap-up each season, we present the Best of Open Mic LIVE.  This is a ticketed evening in the RBC Theatre that showcases some of the stand-out performances throughout the year. 

Open Mic LIVE 2018-19 Season Dates:

  • Wednesday October 24, 2018
  • Wednesday November 28, 2018
  • Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • Wednesday February 20, 2019
  • Wednesday March 20, 2019
  • Wednesday April 17, 2019
  • Wednesday May 22, 2019
  • Wednesday June 19, 2019

Program Update:  Performance spots for our current season until June 2019 are now full.

Doors Open: 6:30 PM, First Act: 7 PM

Cover Charge: * $5
*Will be applied to food and/or alcoholic beverage purchases over $5 excluding taxes. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. 

Please call LIVE restaurant to reserve your table – 905-306-6116.

Interested in Performing?

If you are a performing artist interested in booking a spot in our Open Mic LIVE program, please complete the sign-up form below.

Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by our Programme Coordinator.

Things to note:

  • You must be 16 years of age and older to perform.
  • All performers must be scheduled in advance of their performance date
  • Each artist is given 8 minutes of performance time (approximately 2 songs)
  • Artists must bring their own instruments/tracks
  • We welcome performances in all languages
  • You must complete the online application first. Your spot will be confirmed only once you have heard back from our Coordinator.  If you haven’t heard back, you do not have a spot assigned.


Our stage set-up includes:  stand-up mics, speakers, soundboard and lighting.

* Artists must supply their own instruments – keyboard, drums, guitar, etc. and playback devices.


Should you have any questions about Open Mic LIVE, please contact Programme Coordinator,

Claudia Di Pietro at or 905.306.6122

Open Mic LIVE Application Form

Program Update:  Performance spots for our current season until June 2019 are now full.  

Please review the Performance Terms before completing the application.