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Sam Ash Music

Sam Ash Open Mic Wednesdays
Every Wednesday at 7pm

Hosted by Rodney Stansfield

14200 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA
phone:714-899-2122
event:samashmusic.com/events/view.asp?EventID=1748&StoreID=25
Weather you are a seasoned pro, or a first time performer, Sam Ash welcomes you to showcase your talent on our main stage every Wed night. And get this: Every performer gets a free $10.00 gift card mailed to their home just for sharing their songs! Must be original music, all genres welcome. Sign up by calling (714)899-2122 or stop by the store!!

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  • Last updated: May 6, 2015

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? what time does it start?
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queenb (5/2015)

Well, it's kind of a mixed bag.

On one hand, it's a little disorganized with the list being placed out ALL week. The result is you really don't know how many performers are actually there. They really should put the list out a half hour before the time of the event (as most open mics do.) In addition, the performers are called to the stage in a sort of random order. It's loose as its a bit of a grab bag when you may actually go on. Then there's the environment; a mega music store. You'd think this would be a good venue for live music, but it's a bit sterile and as someone used to playing bars and coffeehouses, its a bit strange.

However, that said, the sound is good as you're using a new PA system with a dedicated monitor. The host is a really nice guy who makes sure everyone is taken care of should there be any sound issues. Lastly, you get a gift certificate in the mail for your performance! That's a nice reward and it helps with buying strings etc.

In the end, it's not a very "intimate" setting for the singer/songwriter, but you can't beat getting a gift certificate (via email) either. I think if it were run with a bit more focus, it could be decedent early evening stop… plus hey, gift certificate !

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 BB1970 (3/2013)

So, I'd like to update my previous comment here.

I've been attending the open mic for the past few weeks now and have been having a great time. Both new and familiar faces appear weekly and its turning into a fun Wednesday excursion all the while making friends and entertaining the audience. I plan on coming back often for as long as the store hosts the evening. Rodney is a considerate host and also a natural MC (introducing acts etc).

This open mic has found it's footing and rhythm. Nice job.

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 BB1970 (4/2013)
? Can I ask how many songs we can? Or, length of time?
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Anonymous (12/2012)
Also at Sam Ash Music:
Open Blues JamFirst Tuesday of the month
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