Open Mic Night Suggestions

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Humblerumble, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Humblerumble


    Feb 22, 2004
    Hey Guys,

    We are thinking about having an "Open Mic Night" and musicians jam at my church. This would be more of a community function than a church/religious function. We were talking about how few places there are in our area to play music and even get together and jam etc. We started bouncing around ideas about how to do this and wondered if you guys had any input. The only restriction would be that people would have to keep it clean, you know no gansta rap :). We thought about having, for example say, Blues from 6:00 -7:00, Rock from 7:00-8:00, Bluegrass from 8:00-9:00 or something like that. What do y'all think, would this work or is there a better format? Thanks!
  2. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    One hour is too limited a time slot IMO... all open jams I've been to (unless they were specifically "blues jams" or whatnot) might have had six different genres on one after another, and people dug it.

    If you have enough musicians to make the split-genre thing work, go for it - but the problem is, you really never know who's going to show until the actual day.

    Keeping it clean shouldn't be a problem, just put that rule on the sign-up list.