Open Mic

Welcome to Passim’s open mic series!  We’re hosting an open mic, and you’re invited.  Each show will feature 2 hours of performers, from 7pm-9pm Eastern.  While we’re predominately a music open mic, we also welcome poetry, storytelling, and comedy.

Upcoming open mics:

Tuesday, May 30th, 7pm – in-person open mic at Club Passim – signup sheet coming soon – with special guest host Stephanie McKay!

No further open mics are currently scheduled.  Stay tuned to this page for updates.

How it works:

In-person open mics:
Each performer gets 2 songs or 10 minutes, whichever comes first. Covers are allowed, but originals are encouraged. Vocal mics, instrument mics, cables, DIs, and a Kurzweil keyboard will be available for your use on stage. No recorded music accompaniment allowed. You will have a short line check with the sound person immediately before your set.  This is an in-person performance at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Show starts at 7pm ET. All in-person attendees (both performers & audience) will need to have a ticket. Tickets are $8 for the public or free for Passim members. You can purchase tickets at passim.org/live or at the box office the night of the show. All attendees must remain masked in the club unless on stage or actively eating or drinking. See passim.org/health for our full Covid policies.

Virtual open mics:
Above are sign-up links to each show with slots available each night (plus alternates).  Each act will have 2 songs or 10 minutes to perform (whichever comes first.)  The confirmed acts that sign up will receive an email the morning of the show with instructions on how to join the stream.  (You will receive tech info before noon!)  It will be hosted on Streamyard and streamed live on Passim’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website.  Covers are allowed, but originals are encouraged.

No-shows will not be allowed to sign up for future open mics.  If you have extenuating circumstances or need to change your performance time, please email us ahead of time so we can plan.

Any questions?  Email Abby at abby@passim.org.

Lineup for March 21st, starting at 7pm ET

  1. Almira Ara
  2. Walter Crockett
  3.  Uku Umlau
  4. Neale Eckstein
  5. David Kohler
  6. John Coleman Bennett
  7. Nicolas Emden
  8. Banti Buli
  9. Brian Zudeck
  10. Justin Rowland
  11. Ben Shaw


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