Bud Buckley hosts an Open Mic every Wednesday from 7-10 pm at KDWRadio’s venue, Common Grounds Meeting Hall, North Port’s new Live Music Venue and Meeting Hall, located in the Springs Plaza, 12735 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port, in the bright yellow building. The plaza is near the entrance to Warm Mineral Springs, and near Paradise Pawn and Jewelry, KDWRadio, and Next Generation Barber Shop. Covers and original songs are both welcomed. Open mic performers should sign up at Common Grounds in person between 6:30 and 7 to play. The order that musicians perform in is determined by drawing of names. Each performer will have 10 minutes to play, or time to perform three songs, depending on the number of performers who sign up. If time permits, a second set may be performed. This is a LIVE music venue broadcast live on WKDW FM so there is no time for setting up effects and tracks. Please don't use those devices. We have a green room for case storage and tuning so you can arrive on the stage tuned and ready to go. For more information search for Common Grounds Meeting Hall on Facebook, or call 941-284-7779 and leave a message; your call will be returned. Common Grounds is a unique listening room, BYOB, no smoking. Cookies, candy coffee, tea, and water available for purchase. It’s a small, 60 seat, intimate performance venue with a state of the art sound system for acoustic musicians and comedians.