Voted "Best Open Mic in Northeastern Pennsylvania" year after year, the NEPA Scene Open Mic continues every Tuesday night at The V-Spot Bar in Scranton!
Sponsored by Samuel Adams and LT Verrastro, this free weekly event gives up-and-coming and established local musicians, comedians, actors, performance artists, magicians, dancers, and more the platform to showcase their talents in front of a crowd, meet other artists, and hang out together while giving each act some extra publicity through the live stream and photos.
Sign-ups are from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM, and while the NEPA Scene can take a limited amount of sign-ups after that, showing up early guarantees a spot. Every act gets around 10-12 minutes of stage time. NEPA Scene encourages original material! Everyone participating will be featured in the Facebook Live stream, and photos of each act will be made available for download in the NEPA Scene Open Mic Facebook group, giving artists professional shots that they can use for their own promotion.
This a great opportunity to show off and develop your talent, as well as meet fellow artists in the local scene who can help you book shows or get to that next level. Many artists who have come to the open mics over the years have gotten paid gigs and made many great friends and business connections - let NEPA Scene's extensive online reach help you! For those who are looking for a unique night of entertainment, look no further than this unpredictable variety show. You can watch it online, but it's even better in person!
Artists must be 18 or older, and those who are 18-20 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents or legal guardians with an 18, 19, or 20-year-old must provide valid IDs for both parent and child in order to enter the venue.
Technical notes for performers: The V-Spot Bar has a great sound system with 2 mics set up and 2 standard cables to plug in a guitar or bass. If you need any other equipment, you must bring it with you. Full bands are welcome to perform. The V-Spot Bar has a big stage with plenty of room. The V-Spot Bar has a five-piece Mapex house drum set that anyone may use; you can bring your own kit if you choose, but this should make setting up and tearing down faster and easier. If you have pre-recorded music for your set, bring your music on your phone or mp3 player, not a CD; the V-Spot Bar has an audio jack that can plug your player directly into the soundboard.
Join the conversation throughout Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #NEPAScene and tagging @nepascene. Join the NEPA Scene Open Mic Facebook group to stay up to date on their live events.