Open mics in Solano County in 2024

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Open mics in Solano County in 2024

Below are the expected dates of regular shows, barring unforeseen circumstances and federal holidays, there are many opportunities to read your poetry and hear spoken word performers in Solano County, ranging from all ages to 21+ events. Always check official Facebook pages and websites closer to the date to confirm just in case of conflicts.


Current Vallejo Poets Laureate Jacalyn Eyvonne and Kathleen Herrmann are starting a new open mic series called Tea House Poetry, meeting on the second Sundays from 2 to 4 PM at 717 Marin in Vallejo beginning June 9th, 2024.

  • Sun 6/9/24 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun 7/14/24 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun 8/11/24 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun 9/8/24 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun 10/13/24 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun 11/10/24 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun 12/8/24 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Poetry Speakeasy at Chris Club meets twice a month every other Monday at 656 Benicia Road, Vallejo at 7 PM. Due to the nature of the venue, participants must be 21 or older. Follow Chris Club on Facebook for announcements. The show is hosted by Remo Valentino.

  • Monday, March 11th, 2024
  • Monday, March 25th, 2024
  • Monday, April 8th, 2024
  • Monday, April 22nd, 2024
  • Monday, May 6th, 2024
  • Monday, May 20th, 2024
  • Monday, June 3rd, 2024
  • Monday, June 17th, 2024
  • Monday, July 1st, 2024
  • Monday, July 15th, 2024
  • Monday, July 29th, 2024
  • Monday, August 12th, 2024
  • Monday, August 26th, 2024
  • Monday, September 9th, 2024
  • Monday, September 23rd, 2024
  • Monday, October 7th, 2024
  • Monday, October 21st, 2024
  • Monday, November 4th, 2024
  • Monday, November 18th, 2024
  • Monday, December 2nd, 2024
  • Monday, December 16th, 2024
  • Monday, December 30th, 2024

Poetry by the Bay meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 51 Daniels Avenue, Vallejo at 7 PM. Visit for details. Hosted by Keith Thompson. Vallejo’s longest running open mic, the show was founded by Kyrah Ayers who hosted from 2008 to 2018, and Jeremy Snyder hosted from 2018 to 2023, temporarily moving the show online during the pandemic. Verify dates and times on the Mira Theater Guild website.

  • Wednesday, January 24th, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
  • Wednesday, April 24th, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 2024
  • Wednesday, August 28th, 2024
  • Wednesday, September 25th, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 27th, 2024

Art Beat Poetry Hour on KZCT 89.5 FM meets on the 4th Thursdays at 1026 Georgia Street, Vallejo at 10:15 AM. Poets take turns reading their work live on the air. Airtime is 10:30 AM. Due to national holidays in November and December, shows in those months are scheduled on a different date, TBA closer to the time. Hosted by DJ LaLa and Tom Stanton.

  • Thursday, January 25th, 2024
  • Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2024
  • Thursday, April 25th, 2024
  • Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
  • Thursday, June 27th, 2024
  • Thursday, July 25th, 2024
  • Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
  • Thursday, September 26th, 2024
  • Thursday, October 24th, 2024

Every Wednesday at the Townhouse, Rich Adams hosts an open mic from 8 to 11 PM. Primarily musicians, but poets are welcome. 401a Georgia Street. 21+

Poetry in Notion will return January 13th, 2024 from noon to 2 PM at the JFK Library in downtown Vallejo at 505 Santa Clara Street. Genea Brice formed this group at the library, hosting from 2015 to 2017, D.L. Lang hosted from 2017 through 2019, and Jeremy Snyder hosted a few meetings before the pandemic disrupted the schedule. Kathleen Herrmann and Jacalyn Eyvonne, the new Vallejo Poets Laureate, will host the poetry circle. It meets in the Program Room on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Verify dates and locations on the Solano Library website.

  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024

Poetry in Notion was cancelled due to low attendance.


Hosted by Benicia’s Poet Laureate, the Benicia First Tuesday Poets meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 150 East L Street, Benicia. Come for snacks and schmoozing at 6:15. Show starts at 6:30 PM. Benicia’s current poet laureate is Kathy Monroe. Visit Library website for more information.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
  • Benicia First Tuesday Poets will not meet in July or August.
  • Tuesday, September 3rd, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 5th, 2024
  • Tuesday, December 3rd, 2024


Visit the website of Poet Laureate, Suzanne Bruce for regular ekphrastic events and occasional poetry open mics in Fairfield.

Vallejo Poetry Society was founded in 2018 by Erika Snyder, Daniel Badiali, and D.L. Lang to serve as a resource for local poets. We encourage you to join our mailing list and follow us on social media for the most up to date event announcements, networking with other poets, and publication opportunities.
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