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The Shrunken Head

Acoustic Open Mike
Every Wednesday at 8pm

Hosted by Billy Zenn

251 W. 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH

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  • Submitted by Ariel
  • Last updated: August 14, 2013

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a city standard, sign up, get your name drawn and go from there. quality musicians, long-standing host, near-local celebrity, people occasionally come just for Billy.
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Anonymous (8/2012)
Billy Zenn runs a great open mike at Shrunken Head. Sign up names are drawn from a hat for time slots - very fair system - great sound and lights, good drinks and food, really warm atmosphere
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 Rejyna (3/2011)
Good open mic. Very professional set-up. Runs on time and highly organized. Make sure you are there by 7:30 for sign-up.
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Anonymous (7/2010)
Maybe it's an open mic in transition: it was Victorian's and now it's Shrunken Head. Crazy Pete was a semi-host, but now it's Billy Zenn (who used to run the Thirsty Ear open mic). I've gone twice in about a 4-week span and saw the same players and same people. It's almost like an "open mic club" (and I saw them all at the Thirsty Ear before this - are they following Zenn?). The music and musicians are good and you'll be glad you heard them, but more people need to come to generate some variety. They also know how the sound equipment works, which Crazy Pete never figured out in all the years he was there. Personally, I'd like to see this open mic grow.
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Don (5/2010)
Sign up begins at 7:00. Music starts at 8.
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Don (4/2010)

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