Open mic nights celebrate music and performance on the grassroots level. For some, they serve as a rite of passage between mom’s garage and the larger world stage. And it’s not unheard of for performers to have their very first audio gear experience at an open mic event. (“Is this thing on?”)
Shure is sponsoring National Open Mic Night in cities around the U.S. April 22–28. Below are the participating venues, which will have Shure gear onhand for performers to use. If you’d like to perform, check in with your local venue about how to get on the set list. There’s no advance sign-up through Shure, but each venue may have its own way of doing things.
- Austin, TX: Monday, April 23, at B.D Riley’s Irish Pub
- Berkeley, CA: Tuesday, April 24, at The Starry Plough Pub
- Cambridge, MA: Monday, April 23, at Lizard Lounge
- Chapel Hill, NC: Wednesday, April 25, at Jack Sprat Café
- Chicago, IL: Monday, April 23 & Tuesday, April 24, at Uncommon Ground
- Durham, NC: Wednesday, April 25, at The Broad Street Café
- Jamaica Plain, MA: Wednesday, April 25, at The Midway Café
- Los Angeles, CA: Sunday, April 22, at Canter’s Kibitz Room
- Memphis, TN: Thursday, April 26, at Java Cabana
- New York, NY: Monday, April 23, at The Sidewalk Café, and Monday, April 23, at Nuyorican Poets Café
- Nashville, TN: Monday, April 23, at The Bluebird Café; Thursday, April 26, and Saturday, April 28, at Commodore Grille
- San Diego, CA: Tuesday, April 24, at Train of Thought
- San Francisco, CA: Monday, April 23, at Hotel Utah; Tuesday, April 24, at Ireland’s 32 Pub; and Wednesday, April 25, at 50 Mason Social House
- Santa Monica, CA: Wednesday, April 25–Friday, April 27, at Un-Urban Coffeehouse
- Seattle, WA: Monday, April 23, at Molly Maguire’s, and Wednesday, April 25, at Skylark Café
- Somerville, MA: Tuesday, April 24, at P.A.’s Lounge
- Tacoma, WA: Sunday, April 22, at Mandolin Café
Plus, check out the National Open Mic Night page on shure.com for information about our SE315 earphone giveaway and our Facebook Event page.
Now, get out there and rock the house.