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A Full List Of Open Mic Nights Worldwide

People constantly ask us. "How can i get more gigs?" or "How can i book a tour?" "Which venues are looking for unsigned artists?"
Booking your own tour is tough, very tough and it pays to do your research.
We have scouted high and low for the best of the best in open mic nights worldwide. These include venues in US/UK/Ireland/Australia and beyond. Here is the most comprehensive list of open mic nights on the web.

BEST OF THE BEST:

Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA

(404) 377-4976

http://www.eddiesattic.com

Eddie's Attic holds a competitive open mic competition every Monday. The winner gets to participate in a monthly "shootout". They'll also record your set for $10. The competitive element means the players are generally fantastic.

Sidewalk Café – New York, NY

(212) 473-7373

http://www.sidewalkny.com

Be careful when signing up for this one, as this place is notorious for treating the acts they don’t like accordingly. If you're a spectator, you're in for a treat! If you're a player, hang in there. It's worth it to stay even if you are number 45. Sign-up starts at 7:30. Sidewalk's “anti-hoot” remains one of the most important things to do in East Village.

Bluebird Café – Nashville, TN

(615) 383-1461

http://www.bluebirdcafe.com

The Bluebird isn't just one of Nashville's best Folk clubs for singer/songwriters, but it's also got the best open mic in town. Of course it's held on Monday nights. Sign up starts at 5:30 sharp and the show is run by Barbara Cloyd. The list is filled lottery-style. It's not as cutthroat as open mic at the Sidewalk, but make no mistake, Nashville songwriters are serious business.

Nietzsche’s – Buffalo, NY

(716) 886-8539

http://www.nietzsches.com

The longest running open mic in one of the country's most overlooked music towns. Open mic is preceeded by a songwriter's showcase featuring an artist hand-picked by my favorite open mic host, Mike Meldrum. The open mic starts at 9, and the list is first come, first served. Performers range from old local Folk and blues guys to college kids and the occasional poet.

Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA

(415) 546- 6300

http://www.hotelutah.com

Monday night open mic at the Hotel Utah Saloon is one of the best traditions in San Francisco. The venue has been around since 1908. San Francisco has high expectations from its folkies, and the Hotel Utah lives up to every one.

Club Passim – Cambridge, MA

(617) 492-7679

http://www.clubpassim.org

Club Passim is one of the top open mic clubs in the country, if not simply one of the most pleasant. The Boston area folk music scene, always full of life, pretty much centers here at this non-profit venue. Tuesday night open mics are free for members, $5 for everyone else.

Hopvine Pub – Seattle, WA

(206) 328-3120

http://www.3pubs.com/Hopvine.html

This is one of the most popular open mics in the country. Wednesday night open mic is one of the only outlets for Seattle's thriving music scene. The players that make it out for open mic at Hopvine include downhome Bluegrassers and frat boy rockers. A really bad player is extremely rare.

OTHER NOTEWORTHY OPEN MIC NIGHTS/CITIES


Atlanta GA

Adobo Tequila Bar
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Andrews Upstairs (404) 3890-0856

Arena Tavern (770) 623-4585

Abbotts Bar & Grill (770) 495-7110

Lookout Grille (678) 730-7225

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Dublin, Ireland

Ha’ Penny Bridge Inn 086 815 6987

The Green Room Bar 01 8944888

The Addison Lodge 01 837 3534

Wrights Findlater 086-678-0026

London, England

Lost Angel 020 7622 2112

The Finsbury 0208 800 8304

The Goldhawk 0208 576 6921

The King’s Arms 075 9770 2846

The Hansbury Arms 020 7288 2222

The Robinson Crusoe 07840 374 202

Austin, TX:

B. D. Riley’s Irish Pub (512) 494-1335

Billy Cannon’s Smoke & Ink (512) 501-6909

Waterloo Ice House (512) 292-7900

Anderson Mill Tavern (512) 918-1599

Firehouse Lounge (512) 201-2522

Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill (512) 264-0318

Boston, MA:

6b Lounge &bbsp; (617) 742-0306

The Cellar Pub (508) 949-1981

The Landsdowne Pub (617) 247-1222

The Real School of Music (781) 328-0530

The Colonial Inn (978) 369-9200

Johnny D’s Uptown (617) 776-2004

Columbus, OH:

Casa Nueva (740) 594-8691

Halftime Tavern (614) 459-8485

The Filling Station (614) 761-9766

The Shrunken Head (614) 299-2295

Woodlands Tavern (614) 299-4987

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Dunn Bros Coffee (972) 406-9711

Mason Bar (214) 220-0277

The Buzzer Grill & Bar (214) 799-7397

The Crown and Harp (214) 828-1914

The New Sensations (972) 522-1102

Los Angeles, CA

Fenix 5-4 (562) 693-9780

The Rack (818) 348-1524

Tribal Café (213) 483-4458

Whiskey Blue (310) 443-8230

Center Stage (818) 991-3030

Nashville, TN

The Bluebird Café (615) 254-5452

Commodore Grille (615) 327-4707

Douglas Corner Café (615) 298-1688

That’s Cool (615) 712-6466

Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar (615) 251-9002

New York, NY

Brickhouse Brewery (631) 447-2337

Ceol &bbsp; (347) 643-9911

Hyde Park Brewing Co (845) 229-8277

The Nest (516) 227-6378

The Sixth Ward (212) 228-9888

The Velvet Lounge (718) 956-8742

Philadelphia, PA

Fergie’s Pub (215) 928-8118

Java Ink (215) 848-4191

The Fire (267) 671-9298

The Grape Room (215) 930-0321

World Café Live (215) 222-1400

Seattle, WA

Blue Moon (206) 675-9116

Hopvine Pub (206) 328-3120

Northern Pacific Coffee Co (253) 537-8338

Ould Triangle (206) 706-7798

Treehouse (206) 849-7222


Sydney, Australia

Slide 02 8915 1899

BB’s Bar Bondi 02 9365 3687

Vault Windsor 02 4587 8146

Katoomba Family Hotel 02 4782 1106

Madam de Biers 02 9331 5544

Toronto, Canada

Red Moose 416-686-3919

The Painted Lady 647-213-5239

The Double Deuce Saloon 416-537-1313

The Rovers 647-348-0409

Tota Lounge 416-580-9983

Dave’s 416-725-0698



Some easy Facebook links

https://www.facebook.com/shutupandlistenlive - New Cross England

Leaf Tea Liverpool https://www.facebook.com/LEAFonBoldSt
The Forum – Darlington UK https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Forum-Music-Centre/186977381652?ref=hl
Cadence Café – Manchester - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cadence-Cafe-CIC/126210207479537
Bennigans Bar – Derry https://www.facebook.com/bennigans.bar
The Revely – Exter https://www.facebook.com/therevelry.exeter
The Firefly – Worcester UK https://www.facebook.com/firefly.worcester
Central Studio – Basingstoke UK https://www.facebook.com/CentralStudioBasingstoke
Sunday Mass – Cardiff Wales https://www.facebook.com/CentralStudioBasingstoke

Copcut Elm Droitwich UK - https://www.facebook.com/copcut.elm
Railroad Blues – Austin Texas https://www.facebook.com/railroadblues

The Roadhouse –Birmingham UK https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-RoadHouse/138565109496930

Shakespears- Austin Texas, https://www.facebook.com/shakespearespubaustin?rf=120498897965807