open mic

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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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., "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 Politics is never mentioned, but the dread is everywhere: on the airwaves, at an open mic, in a kid’s activity book, and — most barbarically — online. New York Times, "Can You Illustrate Emotional Absence? These Graphic Novels Do," 31 May 2018 The Clinton Art Gallery’s free Poetry Place Sunday Series and open mic will continue Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. with Connecticut poets Jamie Crepeau, Pit Pinegar and Brie Quartin at Olcott Art Center, 20 East Main St., Clinton. Carole Goldberg,, "Steve Almond To Give Writing Workshop, Eric D. Lehman To Discuss 'Connecticut Vanguards'," 16 May 2018 Entertainment will feature some performers quite well-versed with the CCC, having previously been named the center's Best of Blueburg winners, based on performances at Blueburg Cafe open mic nights. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dine, bid, laugh and more at Cedarburg Cultural Center's annual Gala," 23 Apr. 2018 As Control Yourself has grown and evolved, Schinderle has set the standard for how to produce and run a comedy showcase, turning a weekly open mic into a full-time job. Mike Acker,, "JoAnn Schinderle is the latest comedian to leave Portland for L.A.," 21 Mar. 2018 The open mic nights are for performers ages 13 through 19. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of open mic

1978, in the meaning defined above

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