Freight Open Mic
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Freight Open Mic
The longest running open stage in the Bay Area now has free admission. Also, for this evening's open mic, performance spots will be assigned via a lottery system, not "first-come, first-served."
Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
If you would like to perform, please put your name in the hat by 7:15 p.m.
At 7:15 p.m. the lottery will be held to determine the performers for the night.
The show starts promptly at 7:30.
Admission is free for all.
Solo performers get to play one song; groups get to play two songs. Management reserves the right to award a performer an extra song now and then, for any reason management deems appropriate.
Please be a considerate performer and refrain from tuning or practicing in the listening room. We ask that you go outside the venue to practice rather than practicing in the lobby, as it is distracting and can be heard from within the listening room.
Available Equipment: performers will have access to the piano on stage, microphones, instrument line-in, and iphone/ipod line-in.
Please note that there is no drum kit on stage, and due to time constraints we ask that performers not bring a kit to set up. More portable percussion instruments are welcome.
Please be ready to perform when your turn comes up. Please limit your introduction to 30 seconds.
BONUS: Anyone – performers and audience alike – who stays until the end of the night is entitled to a FREE TICKET to an upcoming Freight show of their choice. Shows that are sold out or close to being sold out are excluded from this offer.
Tune up, drop in, go on!