Teen Open Mic

A Monthly Open Mic Just for Teens, Ages 13 - 19

What to expect: A supportive and fun atmosphere to celebrate everyone’s contributions and to welcome new performers.

Who can participate? Pretty much everyone: emerging singer songwriters, solo electric guitarists, vocalists of all kinds, spoken word artists, rappers, acoustic groups, Irish fiddlers, jazz bands, and full-fledged rock bands!

How? Early sign up is encouraged for solos and duos. Sign up in person at the previous months' Open Mic, or email teenopenmic@oldtownschool.org. Day-of show registration and check-in takes place between 6:00 and 6:30 PM with the show managers. Day-of registration ends at 6:30 sharp for solo acts, no exceptions.

If you are a multiple member act or band, early sign up is required before the the night you play. Only pre-registered bands or multi-membered groups will be allowed to play and must arrive by 6:00 PM the night of for check in and line-check. Please note: we are unable to offer sound checks due to the large number of performers. Email questions to Cybele Seifert, Teen Open Mic Event Manager.

Acoustic or electric? We love it all! Play what you are passionate about playing.

Many of our Teen Rock Ensembles regularly play this show. You will also hear performances by students who study with our wonderful Private Lessons faculty! Find out more about our Classes for Teens.

Watch a clip of students from our Teen Ensemble classes the 2014 Square Roots Festival below (video by Kevin Viol):

Upcoming show dates:

Performers should plan to stay for the entire show to support their fellow performers. Performers who need to leave early, due to a job commitment or performance in another show that evening, should communicate this to the show director.

Sat. December 05, 6:00 PM · 909 W. Armitage
Teen Open Mic

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000