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Open Mic Nights in Dallas

The intimacy of an open mic night is a one-of-a-kind experience, especially in Dallas where local talent is everywhere. The city's best comedians, spoken word artists, musicians, singers and poets can be found on the stages of these underground showcases. 

Deep Ellum Art Co.

This multi-purpose museum of street art hosts Open Mic Nights every Monday at 7 p.m. Come out early prepared to sing, say, play or just to enjoy a night of entertainment. With professional sound equipment and performance stages, full bar, delicious street food, art gallery, patio and absolutely no cover charge, it’s guaranteed to offer a unique underground experience with plenty of photo opportunities.

Opening Bell Coffee Bar

If you’re looking for a chill night out with your friends, head to Opening Bell Coffee Bar in the Cedars neighborhood for their Tuesday night open mic featuring mainly acoustic local musicians performing original material. No backing tracks, hip hop, rap or bad language are allowed. Opening Bell prides itself with being the longest running open mic in DFW. Sign ups to perform begin at 6:30 p.m. and all ages are welcome!

Vellum Ouroboros at Deep Vellum Books

Every second Tuesday of the month, Deep Vellum Books in Deep Ellum hosts Vellum Ouroboros: A Poetry Open Mic Salon, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Poets are encouraged to bring three poems to share – two original pieces and at least one work from another poet. The independent bookstore boasts coffee, books and culture and their Open Mic Salons are the literary cherry on top.

Poetic Happy Hour at Heroes Lounge

Treat yourself to a getaway at the Heroes Lounge’s poetry slam, open mic and happy hour. Just north west of Downtown, every Friday, from 3 to 10 p.m., you can indulge in Caribbean cuisine, island vibes, local entertainment and $1 well drinks. Choose to party inside or on the patio! Admission is free until 7 p.m., so come prepared to stay a while.

Crowd Control at the Granada Theatre

Crowd Control is a monthly open mic at the historic Granada Theatre in Lower Greenville. Hosted on the last Thursday of every month, beginning at 7 p.m., the event features local talent sharing original content. All genres of music are welcome, as well as poets and comedians. The theatre’s stage has been graced by a long list of legends, including Willie Nelson, Adele, Bob Dylan and many more. It’s safe to say that you won’t be disappointed by the “amateur” acts that are brave enough to step up to this mic.

Classical Open Mic at Buzz Brews

Head to Buzz Brews at the Uptown location for Tuesday night Classical Open Mic, from 8 to 10 p.m., where professional and amateur classical musicians play. From violin solos to opera arias to string quartets and horn concertos, musicians of all levels are invited to share their talents. Admission to the event is free and all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to the stage.

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Last updated on 04/26/2019.