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Imurj Open Mic Wednesdays
Every Wednesday at 7pm

Hosted by Brian Jones

300 South McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC

Music Open Mic at Imurj is for local musicians to showcase their talent & skills on our fully amplified main stage - as an all ages venue, we welcome all genres and skill levels, and entry to play or watch is free.

SIGN-UP opens at 6:30pm and the stage is live at 7pm. You must be present to sign-up and the list is first come, first served. Each performer gets 2 songs or 10 minutes max on stage (on the rare slow night we can allow 3 songs). The timer begins when you take the stage, so please tune your instruments and get your backing tracks (on a flash drive) to the sound engineer in advance. We strive to foster a diverse creative community, encouraging new talent and supporting one another. Original music is highly encouraged, but covers are also welcome.

Brian Jones is your host & runs the Facebook Live stream of each performance - if you need any house equipment, please let him know and he’ll accommodate you. He will also let you know when your approximate time will be, and when that time is approaching. If he cannot find you for your turn, you’ll be moved to the end of the list, so pay attention!


We provide a full backline of instruments and are a fully amplified with a professional sound engineer. If you’re not sure if you need something, feel free to message/call us and ask! If you have gear that you can’t perform your set without, please keep it to the right of the stage so the walkways are clear for everyone to move around the venue.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF: When you take the stage feel free to remind us of your name, tell us when your next gig is, where we can find your music, and the title of your song. But save the in-depth stories for your full shows and give us something to look forward to!

Finally, we’re not here to stifle your creativity, but we are an all ages venue, so don’t force us to censor you - please help us keep it classy by keeping profanities to a minimum whenever possible, especially if you notice kids in the house. Please and thank you!


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  • Submitted by Brian Jones
  • Last updated: January 28, 2019

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