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

Examples of open mic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of those members was Frsh Waters, a friend of Von’s who introduced the Gang to the open mic scene and creative spaces across the city. Matt Harvey,, "The third annual John Walt Day honors a man, a muse, his music and the lives he touched, on a special night at Red Bull Music Fest," 28 Nov. 2019 Lunch continues as an open mic session begins in the main room. al, "Flora-Bama songs and stories: A day at the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival," 17 Nov. 2019 The free Riverwood Poetry series held at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, will continue Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. with a reading by poet Patrick Donnelly, following an open mic session. Carole Goldberg,, "Write Stuff: Bush daughters bringing ‘Sisters First’ discussion to Clinton, Quinnipiac professor talks identity politics," 5 Nov. 2019 For the past year, this haunt has quietly been attracting residents with its new menu, specialty drink offerings and what seems to be endless entertainment from comedians to open mic singing nights and anime screenings. John-john Williams Iv,, "These Baltimore restaurants probably aren’t on your radar. Here’s why they should be.," 25 Sep. 2019 Founded in 2006, The Write hosts a variety of writing workshops and community open mics. Trevor Fraser,, "Poet Blu Bailey organizes youth poetry festival in Orlando," 16 Apr. 2019 After the kick-off event, Bader said HOBA will start hosting open mic nights, art classes and youth shows on a regular basis. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Fed up with 'pretentiousness,' a Louisville artist is opening her own communal gallery," 25 Oct. 2019 There will be music, open mic, spoken word and even a bonfire and s’mores at one of the stops. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "2019 Fall St. Paul Art Crawl has more than 200 artists in nine districts," 10 Oct. 2019 McCarthy, who came to Portland after growing up in Wisconsin and attending college in North Carolina, ended up at the now-defunct Brody Theater for his first open mic, but he wasn’t done with Suki’s. Mike Acker | For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "New showcase puts Suki’s back in Portland’s comedy scene," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of open mic

1978, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2019

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“Open mic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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