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The Passenger

venue:passengerdc.com
event:facebook.com/152448488545/photos/a.288672128545.143490.152448488545/10154423561063546/?type=3&theater=

Billed as jam session/open mic/band practice space.

One of the few Sunday open mics and one of the few in DC.

Credits

  • Submitted by Isaac Weiser
  • Last updated: February 22

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Aug 20
  • Sunday, Aug 27
  • Sunday, Sep 03
  • Sunday, Sep 10
  • Sunday, Sep 17

The Brixton

venue:dcjazzjam.com/calendar

This listing was last updated over 1 year ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by
  • Last updated: March 4, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Aug 20
  • Sunday, Aug 27
  • Sunday, Sep 03
  • Sunday, Sep 10
  • Sunday, Sep 17

Credits

  • Submitted by Vadim
  • Last updated: August 5

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Aug 20
  • Sunday, Aug 27
  • Sunday, Sep 03
  • Sunday, Sep 10
  • Sunday, Sep 17

Takoma Station

phone:202-374-7986
venue:takomastation.com

This listing was last updated over 1 year ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by
  • Last updated: December 6, 2015

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug 22
  • Tuesday, Aug 29
  • Tuesday, Sep 05
  • Tuesday, Sep 12
  • Tuesday, Sep 19

Red Lounge Bar & Grill

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Tuesday at 7pm

Hosted by Turk Da Comedian

2013 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
phone:202-232-5788

This listing was last updated 11 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug 22
  • Tuesday, Aug 29
  • Tuesday, Sep 05
  • Tuesday, Sep 12
  • Tuesday, Sep 19

Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's

phone:202-333-7700
venue:gypsysallys.com
host:silkydave.com

Gypsy Sally's, a new live music venue in Georgetown, is now hosting an Open Mic in the Vinyl Lounge every Tuesday from 8pm-12am. This will be a singer songwriter oriented night, although cover songs are always welcome. We have a good PA and all mic, cables etc. are provided. The Vinyl Lounge has a small stage, so no room for drum kits, but we do have a djembe, cajon and bongos on site for percussionists. A cocktail kit or snare set up would also be doable. A house piano and guitar and bass amps are available by request.

We will also be adding a dedicated singer songwriter showcase as well as featured artist nights, so the Open Mic will be a good way to sign up for those spots. Let your friends know that we'll be running $3 cans of PBR and Miller Lite and shots of Jim Beam for $5 until 10pm. Participating musicians get the deal all night. We will have weekly food specials as well. Musicians who show up regularly with fans in tow will be able to hit up Silky Dave for free drinks.

Sign up begins on site at 7:30pm (we'll be there if you want to come earlier). Your host is the owner, Silky Dave, so please forward any questions you have to me and you can look us up at www.gypsysallys.com. We are located under the Whitehurst Freeway at 3401 K St. NW (K turns into Water St. at Wisconsin Ave.). The entrance to The Vinyl Lounge is in back, so just walk up 34th St. which dead ends in our driveway and you will see the entrance to the left of our garage door.

There is usually plenty of street parking. I think that's it… please get in touch if you have questions or just drop on by… I'm bound to be there.

This listing was last updated over 3 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug 22
  • Tuesday, Aug 29
  • Tuesday, Sep 05
  • Tuesday, Sep 12
  • Tuesday, Sep 19

Politics & Prose coffeehouse - The Den (downstairs)

phone:202-364-1919
venue:politics-prose.com
event:politics-prose.com/open-mic
Our intimate coffeehouse and supportive atmosphere distinguishes us as a unique space that appeals to musicians and audiences alike. All events are open to all ages and always free of charge. Usually held every first and third Wednesday night (check our online events calendar), this popular open mic night is a great opportunity for local musicians to step out and network in a comfortable, welcoming setting. Performances are typically packed with some of the areas most talented and most supportive musicians – forget what you thought you knew about Open Mics and come check it out! Hosted by John Trupp and often featuring special guest sets by local and visiting musicians. All styles of music, poetry, and performance are welcome. Sign up is 7:30 p.m. and the show runs from 8 - 10 p.m.

This listing was last updated 12 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by John Trupp
  • Last updated: July 27, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Sep 06
  • Wednesday, Sep 20
  • Wednesday, Oct 04
  • Wednesday, Oct 18
  • Wednesday, Nov 01

Madam's Organ Soul Food Restaurant & Blues Bar

phone:202-667-5370
venue:madamsorgan.com
event:madamsorgan.com/cal.html
host:facebook.com/ricoamero
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.

This listing was last updated over 1 year ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Bob Kelly
  • Last updated: March 31, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Aug 23
  • Wednesday, Aug 30
  • Wednesday, Sep 06
  • Wednesday, Sep 13
  • Wednesday, Sep 20

The Big Board

Open Mike and Talent Show (music, comedy, poetry)
Third Thursday of the month at 8pm

Hosted by Eric Kintner

421 H St. NE, (Upstairs)
Washington, DC
phone:202-543-3630
venue:thebigboarddc.com

Burgers. Beer. Entertainment.

What are you waiting for? The third Wednesday of each month, Upstairs at the Big Board. That's what you are waiting for.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Aug 17
  • Thursday, Sep 21
  • Thursday, Oct 19
  • Thursday, Nov 16
  • Thursday, Dec 21

Busboys and Poets

Live! from Busboys and Poets (music, comedy, poetry)
First Friday of the month at 11pm
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
phone:(202)387-Poet (7638)
venue:busboysandpoets.com

This listing was last updated over 2 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Busboys and Poets
  • Last updated: December 2, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Sep 01
  • Friday, Oct 06
  • Friday, Nov 03
  • Friday, Dec 01
  • Friday, Jan 05

Soho Tea & Coffee

phone:202-463-7646
venue:sohoteaandcoffee.com

Open mic

First Saturday of every month.

8PM TIL MIDNIGHT

This listing was last updated 6 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by evilizac
  • Last updated: February 9

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, Sep 02
  • Saturday, Oct 07
  • Saturday, Nov 04
  • Saturday, Dec 02
  • Saturday, Jan 06

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