Cafe Lift January Open Mic + Canvas

January 8, 2020 - 8:00 pm

San Jose

Join us on Wednesday 1/8 for a night of awesome live music and art at Cafe Lift’s January Open Mic & Canvas night! Come play music, read poetry, perform spoken word, and paint on our open canvas! Or just kick back with us and enjoy quality espresso drinks, coffees, and teas!

Get ahead of the crowd! Sign up for performance slots in advance online! Artists who sign up online will have the opportunity to have their social media and upcoming shows promoted at Cafe Lift. See below for the online sign up form. Don’t worry if the list is full, we keep some performance slots open for walk-ins!

If you’re planning on performing, be sure to sign up online or get here early before the list fills up! Doors open at 7:45PM. Performance slots are 10 minutes long and 2 songs maximum.


Cafe Lift is an open mic and canvas held every 2nd Wednesday of the month in South San Jose. Our goal is to connect the music, art, and coffee community by offering an uplifting and friendly environmentCafe Lift is a safe space for expression, so please be respectful to all performers and guests. We are an outreach ministry of Gateway City Church that aims to see love transform lives by creating friendships, cultivating talent, and building up believers.

Timeslot Performer's Name Performance Type
8:15 PM Gino Castillo Vocal/Guitar
Dave Kuo Vocal/Guitar
Paul Ponte Vocal/guitar
Shachar Stern and Jake Blichinsky Guitar and Vocals
Chris McCarthy Electric Cello w/Looper