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Worldwide Open Mic Thumbnail Guide: Graz Edition

June 25, 2014
bradspurgeon

Graz, Austria

Graz, Austria

For my 23d city installment of my worldwide open mic guide today I am loading my Sao Paulo page. As a reminder, it all started with my now very popular Thumbnail Guide to Paris Open Mics, Jam Sessions and other Live Music, and due to that guide’s success, I decided this year to do a similar guide for each of the cities I travel to during my worldwide open mic tour.

Graz, a Beautiful Old Town, but not Exactly Full of Music

Graz, Austria, is the second biggest city in Austria, with a population of 300,000. But my first and only visit so far reaped for me only a single venue for open mics. Furthermore, I found no other live music joints during that weekend visit. I heard about other places, but I will have to return again to find more, and perhaps have the help of locals who might suggest something for the future.

Having said that, the open mic that I DID find, was fabulous – with the true spirit of the open mic in its openness, warmth, and willingness to make noise all night long….

Worldwide Open Mic Guide Philosophy

The only guide I am really in a good position to update regularly is that of Paris, since I live there. But I decided to do guides to all the other more than 20 cities on my worldwide open mic tour in order to give the knowledge I have personally of each city’s open mics. The guide has links to sites I know of local guides that may be more up-to-date, but I have chosen to list the open mics or jam sessions that I have played in myself. There may be others that I know of, but if I have not played there, I will not include it on the list. That way, the user learns a little of my own impressions. But I cannot be as certain that the guide is up-to-date – so check before you go.

So here, now, in any case is the Thumbnail Guide to Graz Open Mics, Jam Sessions and other Live Music. Please do help me whenever you have information to give me on venues.

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