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US and Canadian Poetry Open Mikes

Open Mics in Columbia, MD

Open Mic and Talent Showcase (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Sundays at 6pm
Athelas Institute
9104 Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD
Host: Shep
Please be respectful as this is a family event. As of right now there is no childcare. There are tables available for artwork, photography, crafts, etc. This is a very casual environment for you to practice your skills.


  • Submitted by Shep
  • Last updated: April 9

Live acoustic music and spoken word is featured and beverages and snacks are available for purchase via cash and credit card. Join us to hear live, local talent showcase their skills.


This is an ALL AGES open mic.

Performance Guidelines:

Performers can perform up to 2 original songs/readings each or 8 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Performers may buy their ticket in advance BUT to secure your spot in the set list you must signup in person on the day of the event. Signup will begin at 6:30pm and it is first come, first served.

Some performances may be broadcast via Facebook Live

All genres of music and literature are welcome, but no covers. Acoustic music only, no amps or drum kits. All registered performers will receive two complimentary tickets to this event.


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