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Madam's Organ Soul Food Restaurant & Blues Bar

Open Mike
Every Wednesday at 9pm

Hosted by Rico Amero

2461 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
I've been to this open mic several times. The intimacy is wonderful. The host is extremely down to earth and a remarkable guitarist with a great voice. When it gets perfectly crowded, it's my favorite open mic, even more so than the really popular one in Arlington, VA. It's a dive bar atmosphere with a rinky-dink stage. In fact, I think they no longer use the stage. Last time I went, they just put the mic on the floor, which was better. Get there before eight and you don't have to pay a cover of $5 for the band downstairs. I think they advertise starting at 8, but they seem to start at 9. It's a cavernous dive worth exploring if you're from out of town. Have fun singing and playing.

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  • Submitted by Bob Kelly
  • Last updated: March 31

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Hey all - my band recently played at this open mic. It was a great time. Check out the in depth review of the open mic on our blog!
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Incredible talent showed up Tuesday 7.2.13. I was stunned. The day of the open mic has been switched to Wednesday, which now puts it in direct competition with the super popular open mic at the I shall not name venue in Arlington. But I'm starting to like this open mic much better. It has a more organic, friendlier feel. It's probably rare that such an array of talent could assemble in one night at an open mic as happened last Tuesday, but I hope it happens again. May the stars align themselves a second time.
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Anonymous (7/2013)
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