Teen Open Mic

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

Our Teen Open Mic shows are on Summer vacation! We return Saturday, September 10, so save the date! As always solo and duo performers may sign up in person. We will start accepting band submissions on August 15 for the September shows. Please check back for sign up requirements and general info.

Summer Just for Fun Jam? We are looking into organizing a teen jam in the second half of July. Please send a message to Cybele at  teenopenmic@oldtownschool.org if you are interested in attending a Summer Jam!

Also check out Teen Arts Camp! This summer, join a group of passionate, creative, and excited students in classes, ensembles, and independent studio time. This is the place to DO YOUR THING!

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? Sign up for the Open Mic starts at 6:00PM and ends at 6:30PM the day of each show. Individual performers and duos do not need to sign up in advance. Music, comedy, and spoken word acts are all most welcome!

Bands, featuring three or more performers, should sign up in advance by contacting Teen Open Mic Manager Cybele Seifert via teenopenmic@oldtownschool.org. We will provide: instrument mics, vocal mics, a bass amp, guitar amps and a full drum kit. Just let us know what equipment you need plugged in and who will playing each instrument. We will relay this information to our sound engineer.

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 at 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. September 10, 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