Join us for an evening of artistic expression at this after-hours event, whether you have something to share or just prefer to listen. Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m.
All music-makers and poets welcome, high school age and older.
Why come to open mic?
- Engage in the life-affirming practice of vulnerability and expression.
- Learn from your fellow artists and participate in a creative community.
- Enjoy some local music and poetry, for free!
How do I sign up to perform?
- Register ahead of time using this Google form to secure a performance slot.
- If you’re not sure about performing, your participation as a listener is equally appreciated! If you want to attend as an audience member only, no need to register.
- If you feel inspired to perform once you get here, check in with your hosts. We’ll save some slots for in-person signup.
Will any equipment be provided?
- Our set-up will include one vocal mic.
- We’ll also provide a guitar amp for musicians to plug into (If you don’t feel like bringing a guitar, your hosts will have one you can borrow).
- It is not necessary to use the sound equipment. The space will allow for an acoustic set if you prefer.
- Any additional sound equipment or instruments will need to be provided by the performer.
Anything I should know before I perform?
- For eight minutes, the mic is yours. For singers, that’s enough time for two to three songs, on average. For poets, it will depend on the length of your pieces. Do not feel obligated to fill your entire time slot, but do take care not to go over.
- Double-check that your pieces are appropriate for a mixed-age audience (high school and older). If you’re not sure, ask.
- Your set should not include any discriminatory content. If people of any particular race, gender, disability, or other dimension of identity would feel unsafe or disrespected during your performance, please adjust your material.
- Listen well! It is incredibly generous of performers to let us into their worlds. Honor their vulnerability by staying quiet and attentive during performances. You never know – someone’s poem or song might contain the words you didn’t even know you were waiting to hear.