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Live Music

It's alive and

happening here

Whether an intimate performance inside the cozy café or enjoying a live porch performance from the sidewalk patio, the café is buzzing with live music all year round. There’s a reason we’re known as the best place for art, music, and the spot for a unique café experience in Pickering. We’re one of the few Pickering cafes with regular Friday Nite Open Mic events.


OPEN MIC - Featuring Mic-Drop Moments!

Step into the spotlight – it's Friday Night @ the Art Café and Open Mic time! Our cozy haven invites in many talents to showcase originals, covers, stand-up comedy and poetry. We aim for variety, exploring all genres and styles, allowing a space to tap into what moves you, but no recorded backing tracks please. Live performance is our thing. Show up and find out! You'll be pleasantly surprised.


LISTENING ROOM – the Place to Be Heard!

Singers, songwriters, authors, and poets – we’re all ears. We love to share our space to showcase original content. These ticketed events give the performer an intimate setting to be heard. The stage is available to pull in and walk the audience through your inspirations and creative process. This long-format music show is designed to grow our artistic community hub and your fan base. Contact the café with your special creative expression.



When weather permits the outdoor performances resume. The porch is the stage set perfectly for the sidewalk patio, neighbors and passer-bys. The pandemic brought many together at this safe, outdoor space and since then the community continues to grow.

 If you have a musical act you’d like to perform inside for a special music event, contact the café to book a  date. Check out the events calendar for upcoming music events.

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