Live Music & Events

Weekly Events


Pat Guadagno


Trivia Night with Rick!


Reggae Night


Open Mic

Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday at Jamian’s Food and Drink. Music starts at 10pm.


Friday, November 2: Nicholes & Dimes
Saturday, November 2: Chuck Lambert
Thursday, November 7: Pat Guadagno Trio
Friday, November 8: Mark Ribler & Demolition Dogs
Saturday, November 9: Rocket Fish
Thursday, November 14: The Danjos
Friday, November 15: The Haven
Saturday, November 16: Xol Azul
Thursday, November 21: Ry’s Jamboree
Friday, November 22: Dead Bank
Saturday, November 23: Sundries
Friday, November 29: Moroccan Sheepherders ($5 cover)
Saturday, November 30:Colossal Street Jam


Thursday, December 5: Ry’s Jamboree
Friday, December 6: Matt O’Ree
Saturday, December 7: The Black Ties
Thursday, December 12: Pat Guadagno Trio
Friday, December 13: Mark Ribler & Demolition Dogs
Saturday, December 14: Des and Swagmatics
Thursday, December 19: Ry’s Jamboree
Friday, December 20: The Haven
Saturday, December 21: Steve Johnson Band
Thursday, December 26: Soul Project
Friday, December 27: Billy Walton
Saturday, December 28: Rocketfish

Open Mic - Every Sunday

Jamian’s Food and Drink Open Mic Night began back in the late 90′s at the Downtown Cafe. Over the years, hundreds of musicians have come down and sat in with the house band, showcased their own original material, or just joined the ever-growing crowd of listeners. Great local talent such a Pat Guadagno, Brian Kirk, Matt O’Ree, Chuck Lambert, Melissa Chill, Linda Chorney and many others are regular visitors to the open mic. We’ve even had the surprise down-ins from Richie Sambora and other Bon Jovi members, legendary drummer Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) and artists joining us after their show at the nearby legendary Count Basie Theatre.

Open Mic Night has been successful because of its loose, friendly atmosphere and positive collective attitude towards live performance. The Open Mic offers a unique opportunity for musicians from all walks of the strata to get together and combine their ideas. Open Mic has grown into a fantastic social scene for networking, collaborating, finding potential new band members and even professionally recording your material.

Magical moments happen when different players are brought together on stage to create music. In 2009 the Open Mic moved to Jamians Food And Drink where it is continuing to build on its success. It is the center of the Red Bank music scene and the spot to be on Sunday Night.


  • Signups for the Open Mic starts at 6pm every Sunday.
  • Showtime is 8pm – 1:30 am.
  • The set list fills quickly so please arrive early.
  • There is no advance signup except when there is a featured band. We generally feature acoustic acts between 8 and 9:30 and electric/bands/jam sessions afterwards, though that may vary weekly.

We supply the following:

  • Full PA
  • Drum set (4 piece with ride, hi-hat cymbals)
  • 2 guitar amps
  • Acoustic Dl box
  • Bass amp
  • Keyboard
  • You may bring your own personal instruments and effects, or if necessary, use our guitars, keys, bass guitar and drums. Please do not bring any guitar amplifiers as this slows down set changes and reduces playing time.