Friday Night Open Mic
All ages, skill levels and music genre are welcome.
New to public performance? This is the place to get started!
Seasoned pro rolling out a new song? Let’s hear it!
Bring your chops and make music with us!
Sign-up for Friday Open-Mic starts at 6:30PM
Music starts at 7:30PM
Influence Music Hall
A Community for Art & Music
Influence Music Hall Community
We are an organization of creative people dedicated to improving our community’s quality of life by enhancing it’s art and culture.With our strong focus on building and presenting a regional sense of art & culture, we provide education, quality gallery display, poetry and musical performance – all in an atmosphere of encouragement and opportunity.
- Three songs or fifteen minutes (whichever comes first)
- On duty sound engineer
- Appreciative audience
- Family friendly (youth are welcome, and perform before 9PM)
- Works of art by local artists available for purchase in the Gallery
- In-house concessions
Open Mic FAQ
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How long do I get to play for my oen mic session?
Each Open Mic session lasts 15 minutes or 3 songs, whichever comes first.
When can I sign up for a time slot for my open mic session?
At 7PM on the day of the Open-Mic you plan to play at. You must sign-up at IMH. The earliest time slots are reserved for minors (if any want to perform). In general, Open-Mic continues until all performers take the stage.
Does Influence Music Hall provide a professional sound system for open mic sessions?
Yes – Influence Music Hall does provide a professional sound system that open-mic performers can use. Not only that, but Influence Music Hall also provides a trained sound engineer to run the sound system. The on-site sound engineer can help get you set up for your performance
Is is possible to obtain a recording of my open mic sessions?
Yes – for a nominal fee it is possible to obtain an mp3 formatted recording of your Open-Mic performance. Just let the on-duty sound engineer know you would like to have it.
What cables and accessories should I bring with me to my open mic session?
In general, Influence Music Hall can provide the necessary cables to patch your instrument(s) into house DI boxes (and into the sound system). You must provide any cables needed to connect your instrument(s) to effects pedals or any other accessories you might include in your set-up. As always, it is a good idea to pack along an extra 1/4″ or XLR cable or two just in case …
Does Influence Music Hall have a "house piano" that I can use for my open mic session?
YES!! Two pianos, in fact. Both are acoustic pianos. If you wish, you can bring your own electronic / digital keyboard (with cables, etc) and plug into the house sound system. We’ll mic the acoustic pianos if you wish to perform using them.
What kind of music will I hear performed at Influence Music Hall?
All kinds of music. Influence Music Hall is very supportive of all musical genre. We request that song lyrics and stage behavior be “family friendly,” especially before 9PM when there may be minors in the house. After 9PM your musical expression may find wider boundaries, but we do request that your expression remain with the boundaries of appropriate social norms, and that the more piercing profanities be left for other venues.