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.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tuesday Night Open Mic @ Parkside Lounge - Music. Comedy, Poetry, Spoken Word

NYC's hottest open mic EVERY TUESDAY @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge. Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID) Where: The Parkside Lounge http://www.parksidelounge.net/ (http://www.parksidelounge.net/317) 317 (http://www.parksidelounge.net/317) E. Houston Street Manhattan, New York 10002 Directions: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 will be a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance via https://nyctuesdayopenmic.eventbrite.com/ to guarantee a performance slot. 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$, 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: $10 for solo performer or audience member @ the door. Discounted tix available online. ***1 DRINK MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON (but the drinks are super cheap and $2 non-alcoholic options available)******** Also, please check out our other open mic:Every Monday night at The Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston Street, Manhattan), 7-11pm https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.co (https://nycmondayopenmic.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 inspiredwordnyc.com

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 http://www.parksidelounge.net/ 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 @ https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com 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. https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com (https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com/) ***** 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 inspiredwordnyc.com (http://inspiredwordnyc.com/)

Tuesday Night Open Mic @ Parkside Lounge - Music. Comedy, Poetry, Spoken Word

NYC's hottest open mic EVERY TUESDAY @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge. Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID) Where: The Parkside Lounge http://www.parksidelounge.net/ (http://www.parksidelounge.net/317) 317 (http://www.parksidelounge.net/317) E. Houston Street Manhattan, New York 10002 Directions: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 will be a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance via https://nyctuesdayopenmic.eventbrite.com/ to guarantee a performance slot. 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$, 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: $10 for solo performer or audience member @ the door. Discounted tix available online. ***1 DRINK MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON (but the drinks are super cheap and $2 non-alcoholic options available)******** Also, please check out our other open mic:Every Monday night at The Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston Street, Manhattan), 7-11pm https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.co (https://nycmondayopenmic.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 inspiredwordnyc.com

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 http://www.parksidelounge.net/ 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 @ https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com 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. https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com (https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com/) ***** 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 inspiredwordnyc.com (http://inspiredwordnyc.com/)

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