A Week of Open Mic Nights: Find Venues Near You

Shure National Open Mic Night

Forty-eight venues. Yup. Count ’em. Forty-eight.

In this our third year of sponsoring a week-long celebration of community music events that we call National Open Mic Night, our participating venue list is longer than ever. In previous years, when we announced the venues, folks asked us, “Hey, Shure, what about Club ABC in XYZville, huh?” And we loved it. Your ideas have helped us grow our venue list from 17 in 2012 to 29 in 2013 and now 48 in 2014.

The important stuff:

  • Find the participating venue nearest you on the National Open Mic Night page on shure.com.
  • We hope you’ll come sing and play with us April 21 through April 27.
  • Performers have the chance to win SE112 Sound Isolating Earphones.
  • If people at each venue share pics and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #OMN2014, then everyone can check out what performers across the country are doing.

Why do we do this, you ask? Because legendary performances happen on small stages with wired SM57 and SM58® mics in towns all over the country, not just in huge stadiums running Axient®. Because it’s a fun way to celebrate our company anniversary with folks who love music as much as we do. And, because it gives venues and performers the chance to test-drive our mics, so each venue gets a gear box for that purpose.

(Our anniversary is April 25, for the record, and we’re going to be 89. That’s a lotta candles. Guess we’ll need a bigger cake. Darn.)

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Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott

Allison Wolcott started singing at Shure and now sings wherever she can. She wishes she were Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, and Johnny Cash all rolled up in a voice box. Her favorite mic is the BETA®87A.

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