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Funkadelic Studios

Funk Rock Out
First Thursday of the month at 7pm
209 W 40th St, 5th Floor
New York, NY

InspiredWordNYC (NYC's hottest open mic series) & Funkadelic Studios (Manhattan's most affordable rehearsal/recording space) are combining to present THE most unques music event smack in the heart of Times Square - the 1st Thursdays Funk Rock Out - a combination open mic, jam, feature showcase, networking event with our very own FUNK JAM BAND, if you wish, playing YOUR tracks LIVE.

How cool is that?

The process of getting our band to play your tunes: After you sign up for the open mic online, send your mp3 file attachment at least 10 days in advance to and we'll pass it along to our FUNK JAM BAND to learn your track. Note: Do NOT send your mp3 file until you've made payment via this page. Please also note that this is OPTIONAL. You're certainly welcome to play your own music, either with backing tracks on an mp3 player or with your instrument of choice. NO PROFANITY.

All ages and genres welcome.

More awesomeness: A professional musical director and sound person will be on board as well.

The jam begins @ 7pm, followed by an open mic from 7:30 to 9, followied by a half-hour feature showcase from 9 to 9:30, followed by more open mic from 9:30-10:30, and ending with a jam until 11pm.

15 open mic performance slots, 8 minutes apiece. Your online signup locks you into a guaranteed slot and you get to pick the window in which you'd like to perform.

Hosted by award-winning singer/songwriter Sylvana Joyce.


When: 1st Thursday of EVERY Month

Time: 7-11pm

Where: Funkadelic Studios

209 West 40th Street (inside gold Chinatex building, between 7th & 8th Avenues)

5th floor

Manhattan, New York

***Ring doorbell on side door panel to enter.***


Admission: $10 for performers (you MUST sign up online to perform in this open mic)

For non-performers/audience members, online $5 Early Bird specials (purchased at least a week before the event date) and discounted tickets for both single people and groups. Otherwise, $10 at the door.


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