NYC Friday Open Mic Joint @ Funkadelic Studios – Music, Comedy, Poetry


Monthly Event – Second Friday of every month: 18:30 to 23:00
New York, United States

1st TWO Fridays of the month!

NYC’s hottest open mic @ the very cool Funkadelic Studios smack in the middle of midtown. 


Produced by the long-running Inspired Word open mic series, which has featured Grammy winners, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award winners, Emmy nominated actors, and HBO Def Poetry stars, this open mic is open to ALL types of performing artists – comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers.

30 slots, 7-minute time limit for poets, comedians, storytellers, 8 minutes for musicians. 

Hosted by the too-cool-for-the-room Nathan P.

A warm, supportive community of artists. Real crowds. And a great place to network.


When1st TWO Fridays of the month 

Where: Funkadelic Studios
Chinatex Building
209 West 40th Street (corner of 7th Avenue), 5th Floor
Manhattan, NYC

Time: Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 7pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Cover charge: $10 for solo performers or audience, $15 for performance duos (performers only/one slot), $20 for bands/groups (3+ performers/one slot). *Check out deals for bringing friends for free.*

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $6 for 1 performer or audience member + 2 non-performer friends FREE if you purchase your ticket at least 3 days before the event. *Limited Availability/Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable* 

You can pay online (to guarantee a slot) or at the door. *Specials for online purchases only*

No age limit.

By subway, take the A/E/C/B/D/F/M/R/Q/N/1/2/3 to 42nd Street. 


Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word


For almost 20 years, Funkadelic Studios NYC has been the place for all types and levels of musicians to jam and practice their art. The New York rehearsal space has seen it all, from a band’s first practice, to major label acts preparing for a European tour!  Indie-folk, jazz, hip hop, rock, blues, country, electro, you name the genre, it’s been practiced at Funkadelic.

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