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The Brixton

venue:dcjazzjam.com/calendar

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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Credits

  • Submitted by
  • Last updated: March 4, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Jul 21
  • Sunday, Jul 28
  • Sunday, Aug 04
  • Sunday, Aug 11
  • Sunday, Aug 18

Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's

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

Gypsy Sally's, a live music venue in Georgetown, hosts an Open Mic in the Vinyl Lounge every Tuesday from 8pm-12am. This tends to 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.

We also feature dedicated singer songwriter nights, so the Open Mic is a good way to audition for those spots. Let your friends know that we'll be running $3 cans of Beer, $5 rail drinks and house wine 5:30-7pm. Participating musicians get the deal all night! This is a 21 and over event.

Sign up begins on site after 6pm. 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.

PS Instrumentalists who are looking to jam should check out the Gypsy Jam on our website. It happens at least twice a month on Tuesdays in our main room at Gypsy Sally’s.

This listing was last updated 7 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 David Ensor
  • Last updated: December 12, 2018

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Jul 16
  • Tuesday, Jul 23
  • Tuesday, Jul 30
  • Tuesday, Aug 06
  • Tuesday, Aug 13

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 12 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, Jul 16
  • Tuesday, Jul 23
  • Tuesday, Jul 30
  • Tuesday, Aug 06
  • Tuesday, Aug 13

Castello Fine Dining Restaurant and Live Jazz

phone:202-722-2695
venue:castellolounge.com
event:tommytritone.com
host:tommytritone.com
This is the friendliest Jazz Jam in town. Every Wednesday from 7-11p we have some amazing jazz musicians. Singers we have a mic. The House Band that hosts the jam is the Thomas Kitchen + Friends ensemble. We look forward t playing some music with you.

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 Tom Kitchen
  • Last updated: January 20, 2018

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Jul 17
  • Wednesday, Jul 24
  • Wednesday, Jul 31
  • Wednesday, Aug 07
  • Wednesday, Aug 14

Hellbender Brewing Company

Singer-Songwriter Open Mic (music, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 6pm

Hosted by Mortimer Rex

5788 2nd Street Northeast
Washington, DC
phone:202-827-8768
venue:hellbenderbeer.com

Free, Sign-up in person starting at 5:30 PM.

Most Wednesdays: 6 - 9 PM

Guitar, Mic provided or bring your own.

Originals encouraged.

15 min slot. Sign up = First Come, First choice of time.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Jul 17
  • Wednesday, Jul 24
  • Wednesday, Jul 31
  • Wednesday, Aug 07
  • Wednesday, Aug 14

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: November 6, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Jul 17
  • Wednesday, Jul 24
  • Wednesday, Jul 31
  • Wednesday, Aug 07
  • Wednesday, Aug 14

Songbyrd Record Café and Music House

phone:202-450-2917
venue:songbyrddc.com
event:songbyrddc.com/shows/2018-08-02-open-mic-night

It’s Open Mic Night at Songbyrd and everyone’s invited!

Hosted by Alex The Red Parez, musicians, poets, comedians and everything in between are welcome at the newest open mic in Adams Morgan. All we ask is that everyone come with open ears and minds.

We will be rotating a featured artist at each event.

This listing was last updated 10 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 Casanovela
  • Last updated: September 6, 2018

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Jul 18
  • Thursday, Aug 01
  • Thursday, Aug 15
  • Thursday, Sep 05
  • Thursday, Sep 19

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 4 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, Aug 02
  • Friday, Sep 06
  • Friday, Oct 04
  • Friday, Nov 01
  • Friday, Dec 06

The Festival Center

venue:droomtheatre.com
event:droomtheatre.com

next friday, the festival center is the place to be. come out to DROOM’s Speakeasy event & share some art, or just come with an open heart & open mind. either way, it’ll be an unforgettable night.

interested in performing? message DROOM Theatre Company to pre-sign up, or sign up at the door.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Jul 19

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