InspiredWordNYC's Saturday Afternoon Pop-Up Open Mic - Anything Goes

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InspiredWordNYC's Saturday Afternoon Pop-Up Open Mic - Anything Goes

Special Edition Saturday Afternoon Pop-Up Open Mic for music, poetry, comedy, and spoken word - produced by the world famous InspiredWordNYC

When and where

Date and time


Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston Street (between Stanton and Clinton Streets) New York, NY 10002

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

InspiredWordNYC's Special Pop-Up Saturday Afternoon Open Mic! NYC's hottest open mic series @ the coolest downtown venue in Manhattan, The Parkside Lounge - The Champagne of Dive Bars.







$15 regular ticket, available up to 5 minutes before the event, includes a $5 drink ticket. Duo ticket comes with two $5 drink tickets.

$10 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL TIX for both performers and non-performers available until two weeks before the event, includes a $5 drink ticket. Limited Availability. Get them while you can!

Non-Alcoholic options available.


Refunds up to one day before the event.

Age limit: 21+ (Must bring a valid physical ID)

 Not your typical mic. What separates us: We attract non-performers, a true crowd. We have the feel of a real SHOW.


When: Once every now and then.


Where: The Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street

Manhattan, New York 10002

Doors open @ 2:45pm.

25 slots, 7 minutes apiece for anything spoken, 8 minutes for singers/musicians (if you have backing tracks bring them on either mp3 player or smartphone).


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

This is a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance to guarantee a performance slot. Make sure to purchase ticket with your desired time slot window.


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

Cool stage.

Comfy cabaret-style seating.

Cheap drinks


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 will be granted, though you are welcome to find REPLACEMENTS for your tickets.

We also do open mics every Monday and Tuesday night at the Parkside, 7-10pm.

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A new Yamaha NP32 keyboard with sustain pedal

Soundboard: Allen and Heath 8 channel (mono) board with reverb/delay features and phantom power






8 - quarter inch cables


2 - quarter inch-to-XLR cables


11 - XLR cables






1 - Ampeg SVT-350T bass amp


1 - Sunn Stinger 35 (01680) solid state guitar amp


1 - GC 50 (UT50 11621) solid state guitar amp


1 - Roland Stereo Mixing Keyboard Amp (KC-300)


1 - Roland Stereo Mixing Keyboard Amp (KC-500)



DRUMS (drummer needs to bring sticks, cymbals, and clutch)



Tama Swingstar kit


1 - bass drum


2 - tom-toms


1 - floor tom


1 - Pearl Signature Series Snare drum


1 - hi hat stand


1 - ride stand


2 - cymbal stands


1 - bass drum pedal


1 - Pearl drum throne






2 - sheet music stands


2 - keyboard stands


1 - straight mic stand


4 - boom mic stands






2 - Shure 12-A's


1 - Shure sm58


1 - Samson R21


1 - AKG dynamic


2 - Shure sm57's


2 - Samson C01 Studio Condensers






1 - Sidekick Passive Direct Box (DIB-443)


1 - Horizon Straight Line Passive Direct Box *****




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.




By Subway: Take the F to Second Avenue. Go up the 1st Avenue stairs and head East on Houston Street.



Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word