All Coffeehouse events are on Saturdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm


The Historic District Coffeehouse is a free and welcoming “open mic” venue for both novice and veteran performers. Musicians and “spoken workd” artists are invited to perform by either calling ahead to reserve performance time or on a walk-in basis. Audience members are invited to enjoy coffee, snacks and the show without charge; however, donations or non-perishable food items for the Dubuque Food Pantry are most welcome.


Check the Events box on the homepage for specific dates.


Dates have been set by Bruce Schmidt and Art Roche for the 2019-20 year – so you can put them on your calendar! Saturdays from 7:00-9:00pm: September 28, November 23, January 25, March 21, May 16. These are wonderful evenings of “open mic” entertainment – with a variety of music performance, poetry reading, storytelling, and more. Please join us to share your talent with a supportive, appreciative group – or to be part of the audience! Contact Bruce ( or Art ( if you’d like to perform.



Bruce Schmidt (608) 220-3067 or

Art Roche (563) 581-6521

for information or to discuss your interest in performing.