InspiredWordNYC Showcase + Open Mic/BK Edition @ Hell Phone
Brooklyn, NY

InspiredWordNYC Showcase + Open Mic/BK Edition @ Hell Phone

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InspiredWordNYC Showcase + Open Mic/BK Edition @ Hell Phone

Hell Phone, Brooklyn, NY

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InspiredWordNYC Showcase + Open Mic/BK Edition @ Hell Phone in Bushwick, Brooklyn -  a French restaurant/bar that has the feel of being a secret, oldtime speakeasy.

Music. Poetry. Spoken Word. Comedy. 

Age limit: 21+. 

PLEASE NOTE: No bands or loud music of ANY KIND. 

When: EVERY 1st Thursday Night of the Month

Where: Hell Phone (go through Ange Noir Cafe to the back Hell Phone booth)

247 Varet Street

Bushwick, Brooklyn

Doors open @ 7:30pm, Show starts @ 8pm


Between our featured acts, we will have an open mic.Please purchase a ticket online to guarantee an open mic slot. 

Each slot is a strict 7 minutes for anything spoken, 8 minutes for anything musical.

You must arrive at least a half-hour before your slot window. 

Cover charge: $7/8 online for open mic'ers, $6 for audience/non-performers.

Discounts for audience members/non-performers, including $5 Early Bird Special if you purchase within 7 days prior to the event. 

Audience/Non-Performer tickets cannot be used for the open mic. 

$10 per person if paying at the door.

***1 ITEM (food or drink) MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON*** Menu can be found @!menu/cr2d


BACKLINE on stage


10' x 10' Convertible double room stage


4-Piece Tama Drum Kit Imperial Star:

Kick, Rack, Floor, snare, Plus all hardware & cymbals


6 Channel Yamaha Portable PA System

Pair 2-way 70 Watt Yamaha PA speakers


3 Micros and stands


In the back of Hell Phone...

1 Vintage Piano Story & Clark, with 3 pedals

1 mic and stand


If you have backing tracks, bring them on an mp3 player or smartphone.


Make sure to bring a printed out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. 

Please Note: No TRANSFERS or REFUNDS will be granted, though you are welcome to find REPLACEMENTS for your tickets.


Also, please check out our other open mic nights:

Every Monday night at The Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston Street, Manhattan), 7-11pm. 21+ age limit.

Every Tuesday night at The Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston Street, Manhattan), 7-11pm. 21+ age limit.

Every Wednesday night at Hell Phone (go through Ange Noir Cafe to the back Hell Phone booth), 247 Varet Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC. 21+ age limit.


Produced by the long-running Inspired Word open mic series, which has featured Grammy winners, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award winners, Obie Award winners, Emmy nominated actors, and HBO stars, The Inspired Word open mic is open to ALL types of performing artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers.

A warm, supportive community of artists. Real crowds. And a great place to network.



Take the L train to Morgan Avenue (a couple of blocks away)


Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

Hell Phone - 247 Varet Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 - View Map
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