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Open Mics in San Jose, CA

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  • Submitted by Ben
  • Last updated: April 9
Host: John Newton (Administrator) and Vans (emcee)

Since our re-opening last August, Cafe' LIFT has become more and more popular with the college and young adult age crowd. Any kind of creative expression is welcome- music, poetry,spoken word, dance, art… whatever! We even have an "open canvas" most nights for visual artists who paint. Many non-performers come just to enjoy the music, atmosphere and people of Cafe' LIFT.

This ongoing Wednesday night open mic in south San Jose has hundreds of videos up on our Facebook page and YouTube profile because we video the first performance of each artist. There's often a DJ between performances and, so I've been told, the sound is "amazing." Recording artists may sign up to use our Artist's Merch Nook to sell their CDs and promo merchandise on nights they perform.

We only ask of our sign-up performers to honor the 3-P rule: "No Profanity, No Preaching, No Politics"

Signup begins at 8:00 and last performance goes up at 10:00. Two songs or 10 minutes (including setup) are allowed.

Sound: House PA, Keyboard, and direct input (1/4") or mic for guitars available.

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  • Submitted by El
  • Last updated: April 9
Presented by Poetry Center San José, Live Lit is a weekly open mic for words. Join us for a night of literature and voice. Bring your stories and poetry. Give us your rants, raves and missives. Sign up begins at 7:00 pm, open mic begins at 7:30, and our special guest goes on around 8:15. Hosted by Mighty Mike McGee.

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Open Mic at Art Boutiki (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Thursdays at 7pm
SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery
44 Race St
San Jose, CA
Host: Scribe Sayar
Sign ups start at 6:00, performances by 7:00

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  • Last updated: April 9
The reading starts at 7:00pm with a 30-minute reading by an invited featured reader. Open mic follows after a brief recess and ends at 9:00pm. Open mic readers must sign up before 7:00pm or during the brief recess. The open mic in held in the community room of the Willow Glen Public Library at 1157 Minnesota Avenue,San Jose,CA 95125. Check our website for more details, and samples of poetry read at open mic.

Credits

  • Last updated: April 9

Credits

  • Last updated: April 9

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