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Readers Respond: What's Your Favorite Open Mic Night in New York City?

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If you want to, you can go to open mic every single night of the week in New York. Trust me, I've done it. It's a great way to keep yourself in tip-top performer shape, which is necessary when you're competing for that 11:30 PM half-hour slot on a Wednesday night. What's your favorite open mic night in New York City?

American Trash Tuesday nights!!

I love this place. The open mic is great. A lot of talented musicians, and the vibe is really cool, and helpful to me when I want to try new songs.
—Guest Jenny

New open mic 4/26/2012

Dirtbags @ Uncle Mikes! The NEW open mic/ variety show that features the bohemian, cutting-edge, underground talents of the city: Comics, musicians, poets, rappers, visual artists, burlesquers, strippers, hyenas, crazy people, etc etc! See the next big thangs before they become big thangs- Open to all and sundry- Show us what ya got! No Cover, and cheap booze all night! All taking place at a lil' ol bar next to the NY Dolls Strip Club, called Uncle Mike's:(57 Murray St. bet. Broadway and Church in tribeca) So leave your twee reading glasses at home, put yer stunner shades on and come rock it out at Uncle Mike's yo! It's bi-weekly on Thursdays the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month- (Starting this Thursday April 26th!) Spread da word let's make this a movement! The Dirtbags Variety Show Open-Mic Every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month beginning April 26th @ Uncle Mike's: 57 Murray St. (bet. Broadway and Church st.) Showtime: 8:30PM No Cover, one drink minimum (Cheap drinks all ni
—Guest Montikilla

Sunday Night @ Underground Lounge

After Hours Mic every Sunday at 10pm - a revolving team of hosts keeps it fresh with talented performers playing originals, covers, spoken word - really everything from folk to hip hop. Everyone gets a 3 song set and there's usually a jam session sometime around 12:30am.
—Guest JB

Sunday Night @ Underground Lounge

A group of friends and musicians host one of the best open mics. All are welcome, lots of original music, some spoken word and a party atmosphere make this the go to on Sunday.
—Guest Nick

Sunday Night @ Underground Lounge

Sunday night at 10pm at the Underground Lounge (W 107 and West End Ave). The After Hours Mic is a unique open mic: the incredibly supportive environment makes sure that everyone from Broadway cast members to first-time performers feel welcome. 3 songs per round, no cover and a great jam session at the end.
—Guest UGL

Friday DAY Open Mic!

Hi, Art Land is no longer, but the same owners have open mic the first Thursday of every month at 8PM, and every Friday from 12PM to 3PM
—Guest Erick

these are outdated

I started calling mentioned places only to find out that it's been years since they've hosted an open mic night. I will update with a list of active and inactive.
—Guest lindsey

Best Open Mics in NYC

Here is a list of all NYC open mics - http://badslava.com/nyc-music-mics.htm
—Guest BadSlava

great open mic show

Every tuesday Citylock promotion present an open mic at 4617 ave d @ Suprazz bar and grill...the show is live and they boardcast live from savedadayradio.com { internet radio with a differene) they have incentives for performs and special prizes.plus the food is great
—Guest Lady ebbie

Zinc Bar Jazz Vocalist Open MIC

Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm (forgot to mention on last post) Bring sheet music Lucy Galliher hosts and can play anything. Great venue old world Parisian undrground club.
—karenleex

Afrikan Poetry Theater open mics

I have been to the theater on a few occations and it has had a cool vibe every time. The events aren't at a set frequency but, when they happen, I make it. The place is in Jamaica (Queens) near the F train.
—Guest Stokelife

The Hottest Open Mic on a Sunday Night

Hello friends, This is Aric Charles, Singer-Songwriter and Host of the Hottest "Open Mic" Nite on a Sunday Night in Manhattan! Lower East Side... Near Williamsburg Bridge-Manhattan This is your new home to show your talents, make friends and build a fan base. Even if you don't play, please come...You'll hear great music and meet new friends. Great Sound system with monitor… There's an acoustic if you need one to use. We also have a jam afterwards, and there is always some one to accompany if you would like. ReCoup Lounge on 210 Rivington St. between Pitt & Ridge  -near williamsburg bridge & Arlene's Grocery area... Sign up any time after 9 pm Starts @ 9:30/10pm Any questions please feel free to e mail me... @ aric.charles.music@gmail.com Hope to see you there !!! Cheers www.ariccharlesmusic.com Please take a chance to check out pics in more info @ Openmike.org under Sunday night o
—Aric_Charles

Webster Hall Tuesdays Antihoot

"NYC's Best Open Mike"- NY Press. Every Tuesday night. Sign-up 7:30pm. No Cover. 2 drink min and 3rd drink is free! $100 weekly prize! www.websterhall.com www.antifolk.net. Hosted by NYC legend Lach. Launching pad for Beck, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Rick Shapiro and more.
—captpicard

Catweazle Club comes to NYC, Thursdays

Britain's most intimate performance space has come to the Lower East Side. Catweazle is a completely acoustic open performance night--anyone can sign up to perform music, poetry, or anything else. What makes it unique is that there's a featured set by one or two great performers each session. There are no microphones--it's all acoustic. And it's connected to Catweazle in London and Oxford, UK, so if you do well, you automatically have a foot in the door internationally (most performances are filmed, highlights go online). Also, the audience actually listens because the acts are quality and the whole thing is only 2 or 2 1/2 hours long. All this goes down in the funky apartment gallery of the poet Steve Cannon. The list fills up fast, so arrive by 7:30. Performers get in free! Everyone else pays a small cover, and there are good drinks for around $2. Catweazle Takes placealternate Thursdays at Tribes Gallery: Apr. 15, 2010, Apr 29, May 13, May 27, etc etc. Address is: A Gathering
—Guest Catweazle NYC

your missing 2 good ones

kili's international open mic on tuesdays at 10 pm on hoyt btwn atlantic and state in brooklyn and the bellville vaudeville at the belleville lounge in park slope on 5th and 5th on wednesday at 9pm both a lot of fun
—Guest gil barreto

Southern Hospitality- 2nd Wed. of month

I really like Justin Timberlake's Southern Hospitality. Open mic there is the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30. Awesome vibe, meant for music, really good food, and the audience is really into it.
—Guest Matt

American Trash Tuesday nights!

I love open mic at American Trash on Tuesday nights. You get to play 3 songs, great spot, good crowd, and it's first come first serve. It's on 1st avenue between 76th and 77th every Tuesday night.
—Guest Lynn S

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