Get Discovered...Open Mic in L.A.

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 Pig 'n Whistle

Open Mic  every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7pm to 9:30pm


Hollywood. Pig 'n Whistle has been around since 1927 . Their open mic night draw quite a few axe-wielders in training from the nearby Musician's Institute, where shredders are made, not born. 


6714 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

(323) 463-0000 

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 Tuesday Night Cafe
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April Through October


Little Tokyo's Tuesday Night Café outdoor performance series might actually be the best opportunity to behold LA's extremely eclectic talent-base. It has a pretty nice variety of  folk, hip-hop, dance, improv, and stand-up. While it's especially involved in  promoting artists of Asian and Pacific-Islander descent, everyone is welcome and they show up in droves. 


120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

 http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org/ 

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 El Cid
Open Mic every Monday, 7:30pm


This show attracts everyone from spoken word slam poets and comics to traditional music open mic-ers. The size of the stage, the quirky beauty of the venue and the weird entertainment all make the $5 cover worth it. 


4212 W Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90029 

 (323) 668-0318 

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 Crave Cafe

Open mic every Tuesday night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00. 


Grab a coffee and check out some local artists in a supportive environment! Sign-up begins at 7 p.m., but remember to get there early because slots fill up quickly.


11992 Ventura Blvd. Studio City 91604

 (818) 763-9000 

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 Echoes On Pico

Open mic every day at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m 


Echoes on Sunset has come back as Echoes on Pico, a community venue on Pico Blvd. The spot holds open mics every day at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and they are always hosting a huge variety of performers and events! 


5025 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90019

 (213) 446-5466 

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  Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Open mic every Tuesday night from 8:00 p.m 


The Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana offers an open mic night on Tuesdays at 8pm, and is open for music, along with poetry and comedy! This venue is 21+ with a 2 drink minimum. 


18389 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana  91356

(818) 344-0034 

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 The Cork Lounge
Open Mic Thursdays, 9pm


For the sappy types and those who love them, this Valley haunt features an unplugged singer-songwriter showcase every Thursday. It seems to attract the more clean-cut aspiring Jason Mraz types than windswept old folkies, but it beats singing in your shower.  


5043 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks. 91403

 (818) 788-5110 

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 Tribal Cafe
Open Mic Sundays through Thursdays, 7pm to 10:30pm
Most Saturdays and Sundays, 4pm to 7pm


Once filled with white-guy dreads, Tribal Cafe now has a pretty good showing of charmingly weirdo noise people and indie it boys in training most nights. Every second Saturday, there's even an all-Spanish stage. Since there's no alcohol, you'll have to opt towards the herbal. 


1651 W Temple St., Westlake, 90026

 (213) 483-4458 

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 Canter's Kibitz Room
Open Mic Sundays, 8pm


Back in the day, the seats of legendary pastrami spot Canter's cocktail lounge, The Kibbitz Room, saw some pretty famous folks: Guns 'n Roses, Frank Zappa,  Red Hot Chili Peppers, shit, even Joni Mitchell, to name a few. You won't see those people these days much, but plenty of others grace those seats every Sunday waiting for their five minutes. 


419 N Fairfax Ave., Fairfax District, 90036

  (323) 651-2030 

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 Silverlake Lounge

Open Mic every Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m


 Silverlake Lounge hosts its Wasted Afternoons open mic, where you can try out your new tunes, comedy skits, poetry, spoken word and more. Happy Hour is until 8:00 p.m., so now you know why it will be a wasted afternoon…

All performers and attendees must be 21+.


2906 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90026

  (323) 663-9636 

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 theimprovspace.com 

 Open Mic  every Wednesday 9pm


 "The Improv Sessions" and is a free show (both for performers and audience) that starts at 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights. If poetry is your forte, sign up for "Wax Poetic" to read your poem in front of a like-minded crowd on every other Saturday night from 9 to 11 p.m. for a $10 fee. Poems are limited to three minutes and this one sells out, so be sure to reserve ahead of time to get a chance at the mic. 


954  Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
19095100924