You can win $500 at Algoma U’s Acoustic Open Mic Night


As part of Algoma University’s 2017 Homecoming celebrations, the University will be hosting an Acoustic Open Mic Night on Friday, September 29th from 8:30pm – 12:00 midnight in the Speakeasy with a chance to win great cash prizes.

The Algoma University Alumni Council encourages all community musicians to attend and perform at the Acoustic Open Mic Night for a chance to win one of three top prizes. The third place finisher will be awarded $200; the second place runner-up will be given $300; and the first-place grand prize winner will receive $500. Prize winners must be present to receive their cash award.

Each performer will be given a timed 10-minute set. All performances must be done in an acoustic arrangement. No technology-assisted equipment allowed (including laptops, mobile devices, tablets, etc.). Please come early to be guaranteed a performance time slot as last year’s event filled up fast. Time slots for performances will be drawn at random throughout the course of the evening. Performances will be judged by three Sault Ste. Marie community members.

Admission to the event is by cash donation or by donation of a non-perishable food item to the Algoma University Student Food Bank.

The 2017 Homecoming celebrations kick-off on Thursday, September 28th and run until Saturday, September 30th. For more details on the Homecoming line-up, please visit

For more information about Homecoming, please contact Bev Teller, CFRE at (705) 949-2301, Ext. 4125, or email [email protected].


About Algoma University

Algoma University was established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines.  As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma University also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins. For more information, please visit