Open Mics

There are several weekly “Open mics” throughout the city. A few include:

Blumenthal Performing Arts now has an open mic for participants to sing, dance, play an instrument or share a story or poem on the first Sunday of the month. All styles and ages are invited but content must rate GA (general audience) and last 3-5 minutes long. Blumenthal provides a mic, CD player, iPod connection and piano. Performers can bring any other equipment they’ll need. Free!

Sign up: send an e-mail to and include the following information:
1. First and Last Name of the performer(s)
2. Performance Genre (singing, playing an instrument, telling a story, etc.)
Names will be “drawn from a hat” and results of the lottery will be emailed to everyone who requested a performance spot.

Finding Your Muse at The Evening Muse, 7 p.m. $3. There’s typically a featured performer. Info

Monday Night Mic Fight, a long-running hip hop performance and MC cypher style battle. Free! Info

Knocturnal features cyphers and music (electronic and hip hop) for what they call the “awesome human being” at Snug Harbor at 9 p.m. Free! 1228 Gordon Street, Charlotte, NC Info

Taboo Tuesdays  (comedy) and Karaoke Mash-up at Crown Station, 8:30 p.m. Info

grannae boyz-3.jpgSay Word Tuesday with music by various DJs. The Tavern, 300 E. Morehead Street. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

The Smokin’ J’s Open Jam at Smokey Joe’s Café (music) at 9 p.m. “Come play your stuff” they say!

Mugs Coffee at Park Selwyn Shopping Center has an open mic every first and third Tuesday at 7-10 p.m. Info

Comedians put their skills to the test at The Comedy Zone during what they call THE Open Mic of Charlotte. April – August, 2013. Tickets and details are available here.

Comet Grill, a neighborhood bar and grill has an Open Mic/Jam at 9 p.m. Info

We are Art Thursdays  (poetry), 9:30 p.m. at UpStage, $10 cover. Open mic is from 10-11 p.m. Featured poets hit the stage at 11 p.m.

The Artist’s Den is every second Saturday at Mugs Coffee. This mic is open to a variety of art forms. Email to sign up in advance. Stay up to date with other special events they host here. 5126 Park Road #1, Charlotte, NC 28209.

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