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Every musician, professional or amateur, likes to play in front of a live audience.  However, not all of us have the opportunity to play in a band or have a regular gig to satisfy our selfish need for attention.  An Open Mic appearance may be the answer you've been looking for all along.

It just so happens that we host regular Acoustic Open Mic Nights in Rockdale County just east of Atlanta.  Whether you are just coming out of the closet, testing out new material or honing your live performance skills, we've got the forum for you.  Check out the site then come join us in person for an evening of fun and music.  We look forward to it.



 Showdown in Olde Town Finale is Next!!!

Join us this Thursday night for the Mother of all Finales.  Not only is it the finals of the Showdown in Olde Town but it's also my last night hosting Open Mic at The Celtic Tavern.  I plan on blowing it out since it's really the end of an era for me.  Plus, I get to enjoy eight very talented musicians doing there thing.  Perhaps you can get out for just one night of entertainment and good times.  I'll see you there.


If all of our competitors show up then we plan to use a tournament style format to determine the winner of the  $300 Cash.  For details use the link below. 


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8pm - Every Thursday

 918 Commercial St.

 Conyers, Georgia



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 The Finalists Are...

Congratulations to all of our finalist.  This is it guys, the last round and all the money goes to one person.  All I can ask is that you all PLEASE show up on Thursday.  Peace.

Jim Killman

Week #1

Shane McDaniel     

Week #2

Jim Morton

Week #3

Richie Mayes

Week #4


Week #5

Mike Barnwell

Week #6

Johnny Roquemore

Week #7


Ryan Morris

Week #8



 Site Note...

It has been pointed out to me that there are several weeks worth of photos from last year, and now this year, that are not posted.  I plan on posting these in the very near future.  If you are being patient, I appreciate it.  Perhaps next Thursday Night!!!  



 2004 Galleries

March 18th

March 11th



 The End, For Me, is Near 

Due to my hectic schedule and my inability to give Open Mic Night and this web site the attention it deserves, I am very sad to announce that I will no longer be hosting Open Mic Night at The Celtic Tavern after the Showdown in Olde Town concludes.  I can't begin to explain how much the whole experience has meant to me personally, as there are literally thousands of moments that stand out in my mind.  Moments which were significant and profound...purely cosmic morsels of reality served up readily by my fellow man (chicks too).  I have loved it all, the people I've met, the music I've heard, conversations I've had, friendships, feeding the fish, drinking, laughing, singing, dancing, you name it.  It has indeed been a fortunate opportunity.  Hopefully, Open Mic at The Celtic will live on in a new form and we will still be able to have that musical outlet.  Perhaps, in the future I will embark on another adventure of this nature and rekindle the spirit that made "Wednesday" nights such a wonderful thing for such a long time.  With that said, I'm ready to give away that $300 and have a damn good time in the process.  







 This Week's Words of Wisdom

"So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death."

--From Time by Pink Floyd



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