To all members, guests, ticket holders, performers, volunteers and supporters of the Oswego Music Hall:

In light of the rapidly advancing pandemic virus outbreak, and in order to protect our members, volunteers, musicians, and community at large, 

Ontario Center for Performing Arts (The Oswego Music Hall) is canceling our Spring 2020 events.

We are working with Brown Paper tickets to get all purchased tickets reimbursed.

We apologize for the cancellation and hope that our devoted friends and visitors remain in good health and return soon.


Mark Wahl, Board President

Oswego Music Hall

2019/20 Open Mic Friday Series

& Songwriter Contest!


Guest Hosted by Local Music Celebrities

Just about every other Friday night:

at the

McCrobie Civic Center

41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY 13126

7:00 to 10:00 PM

Fall Season Hosts:

10/4 Loren Barrigar

10/18 Larry Hoyt

11/1 Irv Lyons Jr.

11/15 Bob Halligan Jr.

12/6 Kennadee

Winter/Spring Season Hosts:

2/21 Cam Caruso

3/6 Joanne Sherwood

CANCELLED 3/20 Marc Warner

“Oswego Music Hall Open Mic Fridays offer the best venue around for seasoned performers and novices with cutting edge professionally mixed sound, & lighting, and a classy historic performing hall overlooking Oswego Harbor.” - Mark Wahl


Donation: $2, Free to Music Hall Members and Season Pass Holders


Sign up Begins at 6:30 PM when doors open

Contest entry is Optional


Contest Details:

Each Open Mic Friday will also include a songwriter contest.

Participation in the contest is voluntary.

Single performers, duos, and trios are all welcome.

Any original songs you play may be considered.

Contestants are encouraged to arrive by 7 and stay to the end.

$2 suggested donation, or come early and help set up.

2 judges each regular date including the guest host and selected songwriters.

Individual contest winners will receive a free ticket to a Hook show of their choice

(within that season), and will advance to the Playoff.

A panel of celebrity judges will judge the playoffs.

Playoff winners perform at the Oswego Music Hall Finale Showcase on May 1, 2019 Additional prizes, including luthier bench time, recording studio time, etc TBD.

© 2019 Ontario Center for Performing Arts

41, Lake Street Oswego, New York 13126

Follow us

  • facebook-square
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Twitter Square

If you would like to make a donation to Oswego Music Hall, please click the button above.