Open Mics

As a service to our members, NCSC seeks to stay current with gig opportunities across the state, including open mics. We recognize the importance of folks making their own decisions regarding their sense of safety when choosing to go play at an open mic. We suggest that everyone be cautious in considering these choices in light of the current pandemic.

An open mic provides an opportunity for newcomers to be heard, for seasoned musicians to try out new material, and for anyone with an act to connect with an audience. Performers and audience members tend to be very supportive. Open mics are a great way to meet other songwriters and musicians and to improve your performance skills. The most important thing is to have a good time!

Use the list below to find an open mic near you. For details, please contact the venue directly. If you know of an open mic that isn’t listed here, or if one of these has ceased operations, please contact us.

TRIANGLE AREA

VIRTUAL

WideOpenMic Show, Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m. EST on Facebook
Send your video links HERE

Come join the Chatham Community Library online as we host our “Fourth Thursday” Virtual Open Mic on the fourth Thursday of every month, except Nov and Dec. We invite you to share your art with us, whether you sing, play, write, dance, or act. The program starts at 3:00 pm with a series of nine (9) 10-minute open-mic slots. If you don’t want to perform, please join us as an audience member and cheer our artists on! Register HERE

Tongue and Groove Second Sunday of the month – 7 p.m.
Local talent from around Raleigh gathers to co-create a night of ephemeral art—including poetry, music, storytelling, and the occasional interpretive dance. Anything but comedy (not that you can’t be funny).

List opens at 7. Show starts at 7:30. Slots are 7 minutes (2 songs max, musicians).

Wake County

Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Durham

Pittsboro

Hillsborough

CHARLOTTE AREA

TRIAD AREA

WESTERN NC

WILMINGTON