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

Examples of open mic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The text of the law creating the independent venue grant program was written in a way to exclude both corporate promoters and coffee shops that host open mic nights. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Save Our Stages Passes With Stimulus Package: Where That $15B Is Going, What It Means for Live Music," 22 Dec. 2020 The three longtime friends reconnected in 2017, forming the Speakeasy open mic night together, with Pat LaGuardia and Stakolich hosting the events, and Joey LaGuardia running sound. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Local indie-folk band Worry Stone releases new single ‘Cigarette Smoke’," 5 Dec. 2020 This month’s virtual open mic event is dedicated to Pompano’s star Esther Rolle whose album of the same name was released in 1975. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Nov. 18," 16 Nov. 2020 This month’s virtual open mic event is dedicated to Pompano’s star Esther Rolle whose album of the same name was released in 1975. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Nov. 18," 16 Nov. 2020 Get Your Act Together Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Broadside Vincent Zambon hosts an open mic at the outdoor stage at The Broad Theater. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "New Orleans live stand-up comedy events in December," 2 Dec. 2020 Cornelio thanked the business for always displaying local artisan gifts and hosting open mic nights. Megan Jones, chicagotribune.com, "St. Charles woman hands out ‘You Got This’ trophies to businesses struggling during pandemic," 28 Nov. 2020 This month’s virtual open mic event is dedicated to Pompano’s star Esther Rolle whose album of the same name was released in 1975. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Nov. 18," 16 Nov. 2020 This month’s virtual open mic event is dedicated to Pompano’s star Esther Rolle whose album of the same name was released in 1975. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Nov. 18," 16 Nov. 2020

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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31 Dec 2020

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“Open mic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20mic. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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