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The Brixton

venue:dcjazzjam.com/calendar

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  • Last updated: March 4, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Jul 22
  • Sunday, Jul 29
  • Sunday, Aug 05
  • Sunday, Aug 12
  • Sunday, Aug 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

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Upcoming Dates

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

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!

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.

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Upcoming Dates

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

Church and State

venue:eventbrite.com/e/music-open-mic-tuesdays-at-church-state-tickets-38416018345
event:eventbrite.com/e/music-open-mic-tuesdays-at-church-state-tickets-38416018345

Calling all singers & songwriters! This is your time to shine!

We are launching our new, Music Open Mic Tuesdays at Church & State bar. Sets are limited to 3 minutes. All performers receive 30% off their bar tab.

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Credits

  • Last updated: October 19, 2017

Upcoming Dates

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

Takoma Station

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

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Credits

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  • Last updated: December 6, 2015

Upcoming Dates

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

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.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Jul 18
  • Wednesday, Jul 25
  • Wednesday, Aug 01
  • Wednesday, Aug 08
  • Wednesday, Aug 15

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.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Bob Kelly
  • Last updated: November 6, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Jul 18
  • Wednesday, Jul 25
  • Wednesday, Aug 01
  • Wednesday, Aug 08
  • Wednesday, Aug 15

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.

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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Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Jul 19
  • Thursday, Aug 16
  • Thursday, Sep 20
  • Thursday, Oct 18
  • Thursday, Nov 15

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 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 Busboys and Poets
  • Last updated: December 2, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Aug 03
  • Friday, Sep 07
  • Friday, Oct 05
  • Friday, Nov 02
  • Friday, Dec 07

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 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 evilizac
  • Last updated: February 9, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, Aug 04
  • Saturday, Sep 01
  • Saturday, Oct 06
  • Saturday, Nov 03
  • Saturday, Dec 01

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