Open Mic Night - Every Tuesday 7pm-10pm

Gary Torello Presents:


This is a semi-acoustic open mic - PA System, 3 mics, monitors, Backline: Vox 30Amp, Fender 60 bass amp. Electric is fine as well, but louder arrangements may need to go on later in the evening after diners are gone.

Hosted by Gary Torello. Every Sunday from 2pm - 5pm

THE BASICS - This is a MUSICAL Open Mic. While other Open Mics may do poetry, comedy, interpretive dance, or other such things, we concentrate on music. Everyone gets 2 or 3 songs usually, depending on the size of the list. If your name is on the list, it's YOUR SET; You can have the mic all to yourself, or bring backup or a band, or ask any number of players hanging out to back you up.. it's your call. If you're solely a backup player (drums, bass, etc) feel free to ask anyone on the list (singers, etc) with a set if they need backup, but ultimately it's their call - please do not join in unless permission given by the set owner (usually the singer). If you need others to help you play a set, do not wait til you're called and behind the mic to start asking around; get something formed ahead. I try to make sure everyone gets a chance to play who is on the list, even if we run a bit late.

Finally, Absolutely NO political or religious speech over the mics or advertising of events that directly compete with our venue. Protest songs and shameless self promotion are always welcome.

Musicians send EMAIL to

What this venue provides:

A STAGE - Well, not exactly a stage, but a mic (or 2 or 3) and the
opportunity to be heard! Bring your new material, get your feet wet, bask in the applause!

SOUND SYSTEM - Consisting of a Macke PA System/Mixer with 8 channels, 12" mains, 10" monitors; 3 wired mic's, Mic stands, Stools, 2-3 open channels available. XLR or 1/4". Backline: 30 amp Vox AD30VT amp, Fender Rumble 60w bass amp.

EXPOSURE - Acts that give us sufficient notice will be added to our public announcements which may include any of the following: Facebook, Twitter, Posters, Menu Inserts, Email blasts


FAMILY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE - Acts must adhere to our guidelines. (Sorry, but no Rap, Hip-Hop, or Heavy Metal). If you get on the mic and swear or are otherwise crude or rude I will shut you off and your set is done. (Luckily this is a very rare occurence).

Call (860) 997-0620

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What Trivia- Every Thursday Night @ 7:30pm


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What Trivia involves teams of up to 8 competing in all areas of trivia, from current events, to history, to math, science, literature, etc. Four rounds of five questions with a half time and final question determine the champion of trivia for the night.

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LIVE MUSIC/BANDS - Every Friday & Saturday @ 8:30 PM

Call or check out our facebook page for the live band line-up

We book anyone from solo/duos to full bands, "dance floor" opportunities as well! if you are interested in inquiring about gig opportunities please contact Paul Emmerling or message us via Facebook!

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We'd love your feedback

PD, Meriden, CT
What a great destination! I stopped in for lunch after my tour of this historic, authentic New England area. I had the crisp, fresh green house salad topped with a generous portion of salmon done to perfection and delicious artisan focaccia bread just warm from the oven. The meal was perfect! The attentive service was great. I’ll definitely be back to La Vita soon.
We're locals and come often. Love the atmosphere and staff. Menu has changed but food remains good. The facility needs to freshen up though. The bathroom near bar needs a paint job and a good cleaning. Paint is peeling on outside and the building is starting to look a little shabby. Maybe with fall coming it will get a facelift.
steve pizzo , stop here
ok ++++++
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Business Hours

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
    11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday:
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday:
    11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday:
    11:30 AM - 8:00 PM


9 Main St
East Haddam, CT 06423

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