For the past 2 years, on the second Saturday of each month (except July and August)  there is an Open Mic, Coffee House at 150 Prospect St. in Wetherfield sponsored by the United Methodist Church at 150 Prospect St. just west of Route 3 up from the Silas Deane Highway.  They provide a good sound system, lighting and free home made soups and other healthy foods. Several of my students have performed at this venue. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and no auditions are required.  You must be 14 years old or older to perform.  The 2018 shows are March  11th,  April14th, May 12th, June 9th. Sept.8th, Oct.13th, Nov.10th and Dec. 8th.