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The Surge

SAW Second Saturday Open Mic at The Surge
Second Saturday of the month at 7pm

Hosted by Paige Powell

1988 Kirby Road
Mclean , VA

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  • Submitted by Rob Veale (SAW Board Member)
  • Last updated: February 1, 2015

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, Dec 10
  • Saturday, Jan 14
  • Saturday, Feb 11
  • Saturday, Mar 11
  • Saturday, Apr 08

FREE parking, FREE beverages and snacks and, of course, the live entertainment is FREE! Sign up in advance at
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 Paige Powell (2/2015)

- Is this an "open jam" format?… --That is, where individual musicians sign up and are rotated onto stage in groups that form an impromptu "band" of 4 or more members? This seems to be the most inclusive format, as well as the most fun (and it's great for networking musicians.)

- Or, are only pre-existing bands, duets, soloists accepted?

- Also, is a drum kit supplied?

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Anonymous (9/2012)

Individual musicians or groups - not a jam format.

Keys, and drum kit (behind shield) provided.

Great sound system!!

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 fxk (8/2013)
I got a nice remark from Frank, our sound guy. He said that he likes the way I transition between performers with my jokes! I keep adding new ones every time
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Paige Powell (8/2012)

This event is hosted by the Songwriters Association of Washington DC.

The venue places an emphasis on original songs but covers welcome too.

A very supportive venue for new artists - check out SAW.Org to see all the things this great organization does to proviote singer songwriters in the Northern Virginia area (VA, DC, and MD)

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Rob Veale (SAW Board Member) (8/2012)
Also at The Surge:
The Mixing BowlThird Saturday of the month
list and map List the 73 clubs with open mikes in this area.