Here’s a list of useful information about some open mics in NYC.
This list is a work-in-progress. Feel free to comment and fill in the blank info.
NYC OPEN MICS
|Name||Average # of performers||Day||Sign-up time||Starts||Average set time||House Piano or Keyboard||How spots are chosen||Location||Cover|
|Sidewalk Cafe||50||Mondays||7:30PM||8PM||4 minutes||YES||“Lottery” – hosts pick spots, good luck||LES, Manhattan||No cover/2 items|
|Nuyorican Poets Cafe||30||Mondays||9PM (line starts about 7:30)||9:30PM||5 minutes||YES||Sign-up list, first come first serve||LES, Manhattan||$8|
|Village Underground||Sundays||9PM||Greenwich Village, Manhattan||$15|
|Sugar Bar||30-40||Thursdays||9PM||9:30PM||1 song, 5 minutes||YES||Spots called by hosts||Upper West Side, Manhattan||$10|
|Pete’s Candy Store
|Sundays||4-4:30PM||5PM||1/2 original songs||NO||Sign-up list, first come first serve||Williamsburg, Brooklyn||Free, 21+|
|UNDER St. Marks Theater||30
(7 drop outs)
|Tuesdays||9PM||9:30PM||7 minutes||Lottery||LES, Manhattan||$4|
|Postcrypt Coffeehouse||15||First Saturday of month
|8PM (competitive, so try checking at 7)||8:30PM||10 minutes/2 songs||Sign-up list, first come first serve||Columbia University, Manhattan||None|