Tuesday NYC Open Mic @ Parkside Lounge - Music/Comedy/Poetry/Spoken Word
$5 – $65
Tuesday NYC Open Mic @ Parkside Lounge - Music/Comedy/Poetry/Spoken Word

Tuesday NYC Open Mic @ Parkside Lounge - Music/Comedy/Poetry/Spoken Word

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Parkside Lounge

317 East Houston Street

New York, NY 10002

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NYC's hottest open mic in one of NYC's hottest performance venues - The Inspired Word @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge!

Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID)

When: EVERY Tuesday Night

Where: The Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston Street
Manhattan, New York 10002


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

Doors open @ 6:30pm.

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 - 7:30--9:00pm, 9:00-10:00pm,10:00-11:00pm, 11:00-Midnight.

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

Full backline. Honky-tonk piano and Casio Semi-Weighted Keyboard. Cool stage. Comfy cabaret-style seating. Cheap drinks, including the Bailout Package (shot of whisky + 22-ounce beer) for only 8$, and $2 non-alcoholic options available.

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.


Cover charge:

$8 for solo performer or audience member @ the door

You can pay online (to guarantee a slot) or at the door. 

Early Bird Special:

ONLY $6 for solo performer or $5 for audience member if you buy your ticket at least 3 days prior to event night. Limited Availability. 

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. Also, bring a valid ID, as this is a strict 21+ venue.

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

***1 DRINK MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON (but the drinks are super cheap and $2 non-alcoholic options available)***

For other specials, please contact the organizer via the button on this page.



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 mics:

Every Monday night at The Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston Street, Manhattan), 7-11pm - https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com

Every Wednesday night at Hell Phone (247 Varet Street, Brooklyn), 7-10pm - https://nycwednightopenmic.eventbrite.com


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.


Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word


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