open mic

noun
variants: or less commonly open mike

Definition of open mic

: an event in which amateurs may perform (as at a comedy club) usually without auditioning first

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If music were the tech industry, the Hotel Utah open mic might be called an incubator. Emma Silvers, SFChronicle.com, "Hotel Utah is not your average open-mic night bar," 5 June 2018 Trivia Monday, open mic Wednesday, karaoke Thursday, live music Friday and Saturday. Howard County Times, "Howard County restaurant directory," 1 Mar. 2018 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s ending has Rebecca sharing her progress in songwriting with all the people in her life at an open mic night after a year of piano and singing lessons. Sydney Bucksbaum, Teen Vogue, ""Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Finale Gives Rebecca a Different Kind of Happy Ending," 6 Apr. 2019 The friendship grew after Thompson invited him to perform at an open mic at a church. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "New Town Troubadour Ready For Work," 27 Mar. 2018 Cabaret soiree Concerts, master classes, workshops, panel discussions, multimedia presentations, open mics and other events will stretch more than a week during Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, running Oct. 28-Nov. 4 in multiple venues. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Celebrating Sarah Vaughan and Mister Kelly's," 22 May 2018 This week’s edition features an open mic hosted by South Side rapper and poet J Bambii, sounds by DJ Lisa Decibel and performances by singers Kopano and Schenay Marie. Efrain Dorado, RedEye Chicago, "5 must-see Chicago concerts this week: JEFF the Brotherhood, Temples, Kopano," 27 July 2017 Acts from musicians to comedians to experimental art to dance to improv to storytelling have graced the anything-goes open mic. cleveland.com, "10 things to do in Akron and Summit County the week of May 14-20," 14 May 2018 The school has even uploaded a video of her singing at its open mic session way back in 2015. 2. Temi Adebowale, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things to Know Before Voting for Courtney Hadwin on 'America's Got Talent' Finale," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of open mic

1978, in the meaning defined above

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