PERFORMING AT OPEN MIC

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Preparation

Please come rehearsed and ready, and review your material to ensure that the topics and language are supportive of our family-friendly environment.  Your time slot allows for a maximum of 3 songs or 15 minutes, whichever comes first. (Remember, you can always be shorter than that). 

Upon Arrival

Once you arrive at Open Mic, please check your time slot in the notebook on the front counter and then say hello to George Schricker. He will be introducing your act. Please be prepared to take the stage as soon as you are introduced. Feel free to tune your instrument in the lower level, and it is helpful if you leave your instrument cases there as well. 

Bands

Bands of more than 3 pieces (or those requiring complex setup) must sign up for the slot immediately following the fifteen-minute break to ensure enough time to set up. Also, in order to ensure that the next act may take the stage immediately, you should be prepared to stay until the end of the evening for teardown. We regret that we cannot accommodate complete drum sets or large amps. Wild Rose Moon has a small bass amp available for your use. 

Keyboard Players

Please notify us in advance if you will use our electric piano (Yamaha P-80/weighted keys), or house piano (upright Gulbransen) so technical staff can take the appropriate steps to ready the instrument for performance. People bringing their own keyboards should notify us as to their requirements for connecting to house sound.

Listening to Others

We believe that all performers benefit from an active listening practice. We hope that you will be able to stay for the duration of the evening to support other Open Mic performers, and that you will share with them your feedback and support regarding their work. 

Returning to Open Mic

Once you have played an Open Mic at The Moon please refrain from signing up for a slot on the following Open Mic so that others may have an opportunity.