1st Thursday Open Mic Night | Hyattsville |Hosted by DJ Tao

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1st Thursday Open Mic Night | Hyattsville |Hosted by DJ Tao

Thursday Night Open Mic !

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Busboys and Poets 5331 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20781

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  • 2 hours
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Come join us for our Open Mic! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, and musicians. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.                                                  

$5.00 + Tax and fees online. $8.00 (tax and fees included) at the door !


Whether freestyle or written, DJ Tao is a word in motion.

DJ Tao began his career as a spoken word artist in the Washington, DC area. After extensive experience performing locally, he decided to expand his audience. He took his act on the road, touring America’s colleges with a duet called “The Pen and Paper”. Since then, he has performed on countless stages throughout the East Coast. This seasoned writer has also released several studio projects featuring his work.

Since 2010, he has hosted open mics at Busboys and Poets in their Shirlington and Hyattsville locations as well as Eggspress Yourself in Silver Spring. In addition to open mics, he has hosted a recurring event called The “W” Word. This fundraiser incorporates poetry and panel discussions in order to explore ways that white people can get more involved in antiracism.

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