Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
I'd definitely go at least once before trying. get a feel for the crowd and level of participation. It's too bad that it is just one night a month that makes for a long wait. Time to practice, for sure.

I just had another thought. Even though the open mics are one night a month, see if there are any other nights they have live music. That gives you a chance to see what the set up is like and hear how it sounds.
Yes, that's definitely good advice. I'm not in any hurry, so getting comfortable with the venue makes sense. I don't know if they can mic an amp, whether they even have the capability to do so. How much gear do I need to bring and how much will they provide? That sort of thing.

Plus, an extra month will give me more time to sharpen my set!