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Open Mics in Brooklyn, NY

Open Mic at the Buren (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Sundays at 8pm
The Buren
1223 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
Show us what you can do and enjoy an eclectic mix of Brooklyn talent from New York’s thriving artist community. Performance of all types is welcomed! Sign up begins at 7:30

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Hungry Sundays the 1st Sunday of every month… But the next show is january 31st.

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  • Submitted by Tru born
  • Last updated: April 9

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  • Last updated: April 9

This is the best open Mic in New York City, you don't want to miss it, and it's FREE, to perform just sing up at the door I will give you up to 7 minutes. Bring friends this event is free, NO RESERVATION NEED!

What’s your talent? Come perform! You do poetry? Come perform! You do Comedy? Come perform! You saying? Come perform! Do you wanna get rid of your fear of public speaking? Come perform!

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  • Submitted by Muhamed Gaye
  • Last updated: April 9
Live Show followed by an openMike. Singers and musicians are welcome to perform old and new R&B soul music. Please get there by 9:30 PM to sign up. For further information call (1718) 346.5703

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Host: Landline
Signup at 7:00pm Performances start at 8:00pm. House acoustic guitar provided, 2 channel board and microphones. No Drum Kits, limited to a maximum of 3 people on stage at once.

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No artist info… yet! We welcome musicians, comedians, poets, and performers of all kinds to bring their best and take the stage.

Sign-up begins at 8:30PM with performances to begin at 9PM. Performances are capped at 7 minutes.

Our backline includes a piano, 4 chorded mics, Ampeg’s BA-210 2x10″ Bass Combo Amp, and a Marshall DSL401 Guitar Amp.

Starr Bar is a social justice bar with zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. We expect all performers and audience members to treat each other with respect and we will intervene with performances that do not follow these guidelines.

This event has no cover, but we amicably enforce a 1 food/drink item minimum.

Grab a drink and sing your heart out!

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  • Submitted by Kelly Isaacs
  • Last updated: April 9
Gem Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Mondays at 8pm
The Topaz
251 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY
variety open mic, 2 songs or 6 minutes, first-come sign-up list out at 7:30pm, happy hour extended until 9pm!

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Randomized signup at 7.30. Performances until 11.30. We encourage the AntiFolk spirit and original performances. There's a revolving cast of hosts (gotta catch 'em all) led by Jonathan Berger.

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This is the best open Mic in New York City, you don't want to miss it, and it's FREE, to perform just sing up at the door I will give you up to 7 minutes. Bring friends this event is free, NO RESERVATION NEED!

What’s your talent? Come perform! You do poetry? Come perform! You do Comedy? Come perform! You saying? Come perform! Do you wanna get rid of your fear of public speaking? Come perform!

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  • Submitted by Muhamed Gaye
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: Damon Rozier
This is a weekly open mic that offer an audience. There's a live DJ with mixing board to plugin instruments, and phone accompaniment. It offers a warm friendly environment. Beginners and seasoned artists are welcome and appreciated. Come through.

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  • Submitted by Damon Rozier
  • Last updated: April 9
JALOPY'S WEEKLY OPEN MIC (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Tuesdays at 9pm
The Jalopy Theatre
315 Colombia St.
Brooklyn, NY
Host: Ernie Vega
Sign up at Jalopy by 8:50pm Tuesday evenings! Performance order is drawn at 9pm and the show begins promptly thereafter! All styles welcome. Try out a new tune, instrument, and feel what it's like on the other side of that red curtain.

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  • Submitted by Karen Duffy
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: Joe Crow Ryan

Bushwick Public Open Mic hosted by Joe Crow Ryan

Tuesday August 13th (and every tuesday after *fingers crossed*)

at Bushwick Public House 1288 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY (a few blocks away from the mics' old home at Little Skips)

8pm start time

Get ready for this new venue for our Second Decade of Bushwick open Mic.

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This is the best open Mic in New York City, you don't want to miss it, and it's FREE, to perform just sing up at the door I will give you up to 7 minutes. Bring friends this event is free, NO RESERVATION NEED!

What’s your talent? Come perform! You do poetry? Come perform! You do Comedy? Come perform! You saying? Come perform! Do you wanna get rid of your fear of public speaking? Come perform!

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  • Submitted by Muhamed Gaye
  • Last updated: April 9
Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Tuesdays at 8pm
The Topaz
251 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Host: Cat Rickman
The new open mic on Tuesdays is hosted by Jeremiah Clay Neal. Sign up starts at 7 with the event starting at 8pm. Musicians are welcome! Original material is strongly recommended. Comedians are welcome! Please bring your own instruments.

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  • Last updated: April 9
Host: Andy Rose

A versatile and accepting open mic. We strive to create a safe space for all humans. We've hosted singers and musicians to performance artists and magicians.

Come and express yourself and show what you've got!

A featured artist begins at 7:30, open mic begins at 8 pm.

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  • Submitted by Josh Thies
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: Max
All are welcome, and all performances are welcome!

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  • Submitted by Max
  • Last updated: January 31

Limelight At CorletteNY is held in the heart of Bed Stuy, convenient to the G train at Bedford-Nostrand! CorletteNY, a Caribbean taqueria that specializes in island-inspired tacos as wells as classic island dishes! Allow us to be your mid-week getaway with the sounds of Neo Soul, a complimentary cocktail and good eats.

There is an Open Mic portion from 7-7:30 where we have 4 slots each week!

We then have an Open Discussion Topic, where the audience has a chance to chime in on everything from local topics to entertainment news!

We have a guest feature every week to provide live entertainment. Flyer and details can be found on our social media

#LimelightAtCorletteNY is held every Wednesday from 6-9 and is hosted by Barry Barz (@barry_barz) & Tan Carter (@tancarter) with DJ Def Soul (defsoulnj).

Cover includes a complimentary cocktail!

#LimelightAtCorletteNY "Neo Soul and Spoken Word the way it should be"

LIMELIGHT At CorletteNY

Every Wednesday

Doors Open at 6PM

$5 Admission

CorletteNY

193 A Nostrand Ave.

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FIRST 20 FREE ENTRY TO A RAFFLE!

Doors open at 7pm

Open Mic starts at 7:30pm

$5 Entry

NEED SOMETHING TO GET YOU OVER HUMPDAY, BUT NOT MAKE YOU TO OVERSLEEP IN THE MORNING?

Breakout of the mundane at Brooklyn's newest open mic & stage for artists

Spoken word, open mic, live music and food!

2.21.18 The theme of the night is Black Excellence! Featuring Drexton Clemons and The Trumpet Kid Zachary Durham!

We promote a clean and artistic environment.

SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION & ENJOY YOURSELF AT BCA WEDNESDAYS!

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  • Submitted by Brooklyn Center for the Arts
  • Last updated: April 9

1st Wednesday Open Mic w/ Laura

4th and 5th Wednesday Open Mic w/ Greg Holt (the fiddler)

Come play! Sign up at 7:30!

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  • Submitted by Branded Saloon
  • Last updated: April 9
Open Mike (music, poetry)
Selected Wednesdays at 7pm
The Green Pavilion Poetry Event
4307 18th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Host: Evie Ivy, Sol Rubin

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  • Submitted by Evie Ivy
  • Last updated: April 9
Totally acoustic artists' night @ Post Bar in Bed-Stuy. Got a song? Sing it. Got a poem? Read it. Got a story? Tell it. Got some moves? Shake it. Got some sketches? Share them. (… etc.)

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  • Submitted by Kate Black
  • Last updated: February 6
Maaan, You Gotta Hear This! (comedy, poetry)
Selected Wednesdays at 7pm
Precious Metal
143 Troutman Street
Brooklyn, NY
Host: Marc Abbott
Open mic for storytellers of all kinds. There's no theme except the stories must be true and unique. Comedy, tragedy, and heartfelt touching stories are all welcome. Sign up when you arrive and you'll have a maximum of 8 minutes to tell your story. No cover, no drunk minimum.

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No signup required. Just show up and perform!

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  • Last updated: April 9

InspiredWordNYC's Wednesday Night Open Mic + Showcase @ Hell Phone in Bushwick, Brooklyn - a French restaurant/bar that has the feel of being a secret, oldtime speakeasy.

POETRY/PROSE/SPOKEN WORD

Age limit: 18+. (under 18 with parental supervision).

When: EVERY FIRST Wednesday Night

Where: Hell Phone (go through Ange Noir Cafe to the back Hell Phone booth)

http://www.hellphonebrooklyn.com/

247 Varet Street

Bushwick, Brooklyn

Doors open @ 7pm

Each slot is 5 minutes.

$10 per person if paying at the door. Or you can secure slots online @ http://nycwednightopenmic.eventbrite.com.

***$5 FOOD OR DRINK MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON***

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This is the best open Mic in New York City, you don't want to miss it, and it's FREE, to perform just sing up at the door I will give you up to 7 minutes. Bring friends this event is free, NO RESERVATION NEED!

What’s your talent? Come perform! You do poetry? Come perform! You do Comedy? Come perform! You saying? Come perform! Do you wanna get rid of your fear of public speaking? Come perform!

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  • Submitted by Muhamed Gaye
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: Max Christopher

Bay Ridge’s legendary Greenhouse Café is home to “Original Thursdays”, the finest original music showcase in South Brooklyn and an energetic open mic! We provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for artists to come and entertain a supportive audience.

Host Max Christopher curates a prime selection of musical acts for the featured sets every week from 8:30PM-10PM. Each of the three featured acts receives ~30 minutes to showcase their original songs. From 10PM to the end, our open mic allows for a wide variety talent to shine, from music and poetry to comedy and magic!

Our backline includes an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar amp, and a digital piano. We ask that all artists keep their acts light on noise and explicit language. No acoustic drum kits are allowed, but electronic kits and hand drums (bongoes, cajones, etc.) are welcome!

We love to see artists off all stripes at “Original Thursdays”! Happy entertaining!

For further inquiries, message “@greenhousethursdays” on Facebook.

SIGN-UP: 8PM

FEATURED SETS: 8:30PM-10PM

OPEN MIC: 10PM

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  • Last updated: April 9

This is the best open Mic in New York City, you don't want to miss it, and it's FREE, to perform just sing up at the door I will give you up to 7 minutes. Bring friends this event is free, NO RESERVATION NEED!

What’s your talent? Come perform! You do poetry? Come perform! You do Comedy? Come perform! You saying? Come perform! Do you wanna get rid of your fear of public speaking? Come perform!

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  • Submitted by Muhamed Gaye
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: Quindell Evens (Blue Poettree)

Sign up evening of on the premises

- Quindell Evens Thursday

Flow N Tell -City The King Fridays

Poetic Soul Thursday & Friday

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  • Submitted by KK
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: R.Q.Tek
Family friendly, all Positive Open Mic. NO profanity or erotic content. AMAZING BAND, GREAT VIBE and FREE.

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  • Last updated: April 9

This is the best open Mic in New York City, you don't want to miss it, and it's FREE, to perform just sing up at the door I will give you up to 7 minutes. Bring friends this event is free, NO RESERVATION NEED!

What’s your talent? Come perform! You do poetry? Come perform! You do Comedy? Come perform! You saying? Come perform! Do you wanna get rid of your fear of public speaking? Come perform!

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  • Submitted by Muhamed Gaye
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: City The King

Sign up evening of on the premises

Write Right Open mic- Quindell Evens Thursday

-City The King Fridays

Poetic Soul Thursday & Friday

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  • Submitted by KK
  • Last updated: April 9
Open Mike (music, poetry)
Selected Fridays at 8pm
Ingersoll Community Center
177 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Host: Samantha Johnson
Open Mic in Fort Greene. Sign up open format for teens and adults. 2 piece minimum singers and poets welcomed. Email Samantha at wright.johnson7@gmail.com place in email : name, bio and name of pieces.

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  • Submitted by samantha
  • Last updated: April 9

Julie Bentsen, Maria Chisolm, Roxanne Hoffman, Freida Jones, and Prince A. McNally to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there's an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Saturday, January 25, @ 2:30 P.M.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 - 596 - 5900

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/754504878379386/

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street

4 or to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

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Julie Bentsen is a poet and surrealist illustrator from the forgotten realms of Staten Island, which she represented in the 2016 and 2018 National Poetry Slam competition. A student of the Unconscious, her poetry and sketches often stem from dreams and nightmares. As a visual artist she enjoys creating live pen and ink sketches to live poetry, and has done so at events with 3Po3try NYC, Deep Tanks Studios, Post:blank magazine, NYSAI magazine, and Lumen.

Maria Chisolm worked with the late Adolph Caesar with her poetry and actor/play write, Paul Benjamin who both were a big inspiration to her and for her. She has read twice at The Ensemble Theater in New York. She participated in the Los Vegas 20th Anniversary and Symposium Poetry Contest for The International Library of Poetry. She won a poetry contest at the Queens Borough Public Library and has read some of her work on Hugh Hamilton’s Talk Back Radio Show. She has also read at The Drama Book Shop twice in Potpourri, a show directed by Melissa Maxwell. Maria is in several Anthology Books and was in Es

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  • Submitted by Patricia Carragon
  • Last updated: December 31, 2019

Five electrifying poets, Michael Broder, Susana H. Case, Amy Holman, Sarah Sarai, and Gerd Stern to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there's an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Saturday, March 28, @ 2:30 P.M.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 - 596 - 5900

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street

4 or to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink - LIMITED OPEN MIC- ONE POEM PER PERSON

Curated by Patricia Carragon

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/561717091220678/

Bios:

Michael Broder is the author of Drug and Disease Free (Indolent Books, 2016) and This Life Now (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. Michael is founding publisher of Indolent Books, a small nonprofit press amplifying marginalized voices. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from NYU, and a PhD in Classics from The CUNY Graduate Center. Michael lives in Brooklyn with his husband, the poet Jason Schneiderman, and a backyard colony of feral cats.

Susana H. Case is the author of seven books of poetry. Dead Shark on the N Train is due out in 2020 from Broadstone Books. Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press) won an IPPY Award in 2019. She is also the author of five chapbooks, two of which won poetry prizes, and most recently, Body Falling, Sunday Morning, from Milk and Cake Press. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version by Opole Universit

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  • Submitted by Patricia Carragon
  • Last updated: March 3

This is the best open Mic in New York City, you don't want to miss it, and it's FREE, to perform just sing up at the door I will give you up to 7 minutes. Bring friends this event is free, NO RESERVATION NEED!

What’s your talent? Come perform! You do poetry? Come perform! You do Comedy? Come perform! You saying? Come perform! Do you wanna get rid of your fear of public speaking? Come perform!

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  • Submitted by Muhamed Gaye
  • Last updated: April 9

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