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:

Monday, June 20th, 7pm – in-person open mic – sign up here

Monday, July 18th, 7pm – virtual open mic – sign up here

Monday, July 25th, 7pm – virtual open mic – sign up here

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 in-person attendees must provide proof of full vaccination when you arrive, and all 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.

Our main host is Matt Smith, managing director at Passim!

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

Lineup for June 20th, starting at 7pm ET

  1. John O’Leary
  2. Josh Witt
  3. Paul Colombino
  4. Dan London
  5. Kelli Reilly
  6. Matt Emmer
  7. Brian Zudeck
  8. Carly Lara Mahowald
  9. Tom Bianchi
  10. Mark Zelermyer
  11. Jared Blake
  12. 2 Pleasant


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