In celebration of the company’s 87th Anniversary on April 25, Shure announced its augural National Open Mic Night, a week-long observance that will unite and encourage singers, musicians, and spoken word artists to take the mic and perform at venues across the U.S. from Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28.
A total of 23 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, from New York City to Chicago to Los Angeles, have confirmed their participation.
“We hope this event becomes an annual occurrence that serves as a great way for us to commemorate our company’s anniversary,” says Terri Hartman, director of marketing communications for Shure Americas. “Our goal is to bring together artists and venues in a cohesive way, and to celebrate their talent.”
Each participating venue will receive a “mic locker,” which includes SM58 and SM57 microphones to be used for these events, and a marketing/promotional “tool kit.”
Shure also will work closely with the venues to promote their events.
& 50 Mason Social House—San Francisco
& B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub—Austin, Texas
& Broad Street Café—Durham, N.C.
& Canter’s Kibitz Room—Los Angeles
& Commodore Grille—Nashville
& Ireland’s 32—San Francisco
& Jack Sprat Café—Chapel Hill, N.C.
& Java Cabana—Memphis, Tenn.
& Lincoln Tap Room—Chicago
& Lizard Lounge— Boston
& Mandolin—Tacoma, Wash.
& Midway Café—Boston
& Molly Maguire’s—Seattle
& Nuyorican Poets Café—New York City
& P.A.‘s Lounge—Boston
& Skylark Café—Seattle
& The Bluebird Café—Nashville
& The Sidewalk Café—New York City
& The Starry Plough—Berkeley, Calif.
& Three Friends Coffeehouse—Portland, Ore.
& Train of Thought—San Diego, Calif.
& Uncommon Ground—Chicago
& Un-Urban Coffee House—Santa Monica, Calif.
Go here for additional details or information about local venues participating in Open Mic Night.