Open Mic Archives 2003 & 2004 Thank You Russ (Slim) Winters for allowing us to take a trip back in Celtic Tavern Open Mic History. Host's Russ Winters and Mike Edge started the Open Mic night at The Celtic Tavern back in 2001. It quickly became popular with local musicians. Russ had to give up hosting due to business obligations in early 2004. Greg Burch took over and has continued since. I hope you enjoy looking through Russ's original web site. This is priceless Russ!!! We will soon be adding 2004 through 2009.