Monday Night NYC Showcase + Open Mic - Music/Poetry/Spoken Word/Comedy

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Monday Night NYC Showcase + Open Mic - Music/Poetry/Spoken Word/Comedy

A high-energy 3-hour Monday Night NYC Showcase + Open Mic - Music/Poetry/Spoken Word/Comedy, hosted by the famous InspiredWordNYC

When and where

Date and time


Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston Street (between Attorney 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

The PREMIER open mic series in the city for over a decade.

Independent and internationally known InspiredWordNYC presents NYC's hottest weekly indie showcase + open mic at one of NYC's coolest downtown Manhattan performance venues, the Parkside Lounge, the Champagne of Dive Bars!

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

Doors open @ 6:45pm.


***21+ age limit. Please bring a valid PHYSICAL ID.***


Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

Follow us on Twitter. TikTok and Instagram @inspiredwordnyc


$15 regular ticket, available up to 1 minute before the event, includes $5 drink ticket. 


Non-Alcoholic options available.


When: EVERY Monday Night


Where: The Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street

Manhattan, New York 10002



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



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 *****

Also, please check out our other open mic nights:

Every Tuesday night at The Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston Street, Manhattan), 7-11pm -




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

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