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Monday Night Open Mic @ The Parkside Lounge - Music, Comedy, Poetry, Spoken Word
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 Monday Night Where: The Parkside Lounge 317 E. Houston Street Manhattan, New York 10002 Time: 7pm Full backline. Honky-tonk piano (feel free to bring your own keyboard). Cool stage. Comfy cabaret-style seating. Cheap drinks, including the Bailout Package (shot of whisky + 22-ounce beer) for only 8$. Purchase advance tickets for a guaranteed performance slot @ Cover charge: $8-9 for solo performer or audience member online, $10 @ the door. You can pay online (to guarantee a slot) or at the door. ***1 DRINK MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON*** 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. 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. ( ***** Directions 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 (

The Parkside Lounge

317 East Houston, between Avenues B & C. · Lower East Side, NY

What we're about

The Inspired Word is the hottest open mic series in New York City.

"It's not just a series, it's a movement."

It joins together a dazzling artistry with a loving community.

In addition to showcasing new talent in our open mic, we've also featured some of the best performers in the country - actresses Jill Eikenberry and Amber Tamblyn, actor/comedian Taylor Negron, comedian John Fugelsang, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, and HBO Def Poetry stars Patricia Smith, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Shihan, and Regie Cabico.

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