blur-close-up-dark-302655.jpg

we are a nyc-based M.usic I.ntegrated C.ommunity

M is for Music because it's where it all started. I is for Integrated because rhythm doesn't stop with music. We're Poets, Authors, Artists & Comedians too. C is for Community because creating, inspiring, and sharing doesn't happen without it.

Visit “The MIC” page to learn about our monthly showcase event that we produce featuring a variety of performers from the community. Dates, location and details on signing up available there.

Keep in touch with the community by signing up for the Newsletter or joining our online community on Slack. On our Slack Channel, you can share works in progress, events / gigs and more!

audio-bokeh-bright-144429.jpg
themic_logowhite3x.png

TheMIC is every first Wednesday of the month at The Bitter End. It features 2.5 hours of a variety of performances that include musicians, comedians, poets and more! Anyone can perform, but pre-signups are required. Arrive at 6:30P to make friends and find our seat / Music starts at 7:30PM and goes until 10P / followed by conversations all night long! Can’t make it? Live stream us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, May 1st- FULL -@ The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Wednesday, June 5th - FULL - @ The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Wednesday, July 10th - FULL - @ The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Wednesday, August 7th - FULL -
@ The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Wednesday, September 4th - SIGN-UPS OPEN - @ The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
October-December 2019
- DATES AND LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED - REACH OUT TO SIGN UP TO PLAY

Sign-Up Details: You can sign up for one event at a time. **New performers get 7 minutes, returning performers 3.5 minutes. If you’d like to play more frequently, the best way is to collaborate with others. Do this by joining our SLACK channel and attending events to build friendships and partnerships! Please reach out to sign-up and with any questions.

The MIC is a community of musicians, poets, comedians, dancers and other performers coming together to share and encourage each other at open mics throughout New York City. This event originally started for the advertising, media, and film industry encouraging the musical development of creatives, producers, and more while providing them with a space to perform and share with the community.

We welcome the stage to all performers at our monthly residency at the Bitter End. Any instruments, dance, poetry, short stories or dance welcome. Slots are 7 minutes** each.

If you aren't a performer, we hope you will join us in supporting our peers and making some new friends!

Some more info about TheMIC:

TheMIC is based on building a community of mutual support and encouragement from supporters to performers and performer to performer We encourage everyone to try something new every time they play and share that with us! :)

  1. TheMIC is about collaboration and trying something new. We’ve had a lot of community members get to know each other through events and perform together! We love to help pair people together to share at TheMIC - reach out to Kathryn to learn more about meeting fellow musicians or come to an event and make some friends!

  2. TheMIC is about mutual support - it’s much harder to get where we’re going alone. We are proud of what a supportive and encouraging community this is. Even if you’re not performing at the showcase, the energy we give by being present and listening to others is very important. This is at the heart of TheMIC and why we always thank the audience along with our performers.

  3. The internal team is all volunteers and we try to keep our costs as low as possible. We do not charge a cover for playing or guests. At the start of 2019, we started to ask for donations that we split with a charity of the month. Funds are used to cover costs such as: email, website, domain name, and other expenses related to the events.

follow us @themicnyc

Partners & organizations

Partner from the beginning, The Music Playground delivers us some of the finest up & coming talent featured at every showcase!

Partner from the beginning, The Music Playground delivers us some of the finest up & coming talent featured at every showcase!

Full Out Creative provides Photo, Video, and Production services for the       Performing Arts. We are proud to partner with them for all video       production of TheMIC.

Full Out Creative provides Photo, Video, and Production services for the Performing Arts. We are proud to partner with them for all video production of TheMIC.

ciaooo! is a newsletter, website and instagram network for local New Yorkers run by editor-in-chief Chau Mui. We love partnering with CiaoooMag for our events and encourage you to sign-up to her newsletter to stay in the loop for more of what NYC has to offer!

ciaooo! is a newsletter, website and instagram network for local New Yorkers run by editor-in-chief Chau Mui. We love partnering with CiaoooMag for our events and encourage you to sign-up to her newsletter to stay in the loop for more of what NYC has to offer!

CachetNY represents some of NYC’s leading vendors in the video and music production industry and has been a supporter of TheMIC since it started in December 2017.

CachetNY represents some of NYC’s leading vendors in the video and music production industry and has been a supporter of TheMIC since it started in December 2017.

We were proud to include Youth Over Guns at our November 2018 event. “Youth-led, advocating for solutions to end gun violence while centering underserved communities and empowering youth to be champions of life saving policies.”

We were proud to include Youth Over Guns at our November 2018 event. “Youth-led, advocating for solutions to end gun violence while centering underserved communities and empowering youth to be champions of life saving policies.”

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community. TheMIC raised awareness & money to donate during the March 2019 event. Learn more at their site.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community. TheMIC raised awareness & money to donate during the March 2019 event. Learn more at their site.

adult-artist-band-274406.jpg

The Team

Interested in joining the team? We’d love to hear from you! Email kathryn@themicnyc.com

 
 
adult-artist-band-274406.jpg

about

This COMMUNITY EVENT was started by two producers WHO encouraged each other TO play their first open mic TOGETHER.

It was after this that they realized, though a personal journey, musical development is something that could and should be shared with others. It's over 2 years since their first open mic and they now have a newsletter and Slack Channel. This newsletter is open to anyone and it's where they send updates about general open mics in the city, shows by community members, encourage practice and supporting each other. It's also a list where we announce our monthly event and other community events.

We hope to see and *hear* you soon!

-The MIC Team

Questions or concerns? Hit us up at kathryn@themicnyc.com & andrew@themicnyc.com