Shure Presents National Open Mic Night for Aspiring Performers

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In celebration of the Company’s 87th Anniversary on April 25, Shure Incorporated announced today its inaugural National Open Mic Night, a week-long observance that will unite and encourage singers, musicians, and spoken word artists to take the mic and perform at venues across the United States from Sunday, April 22, to Saturday, April 28. A total of 23 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, from New York City to Chicago to Los Angeles, have confirmed their participation.

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“We hope this event becomes an annual occurrence that serves as a great way for us to commemorate our Company’s anniversary,” said Terri Hartman, Director of Marketing Communications for Shure Americas. “Our goal is to bring together artists and venues in a cohesive way, and to celebrate their talent.”

Each participating venue will receive a “mic locker,” which includes SM58 and SM57 microphones to be used for these events, and a marketing/promotional “tool kit.” Shure also will work closely with the venues to promote their events.

Participating Venues:

50 Mason Social House—San Francisco

B.D. Riley's Irish Pub—Austin, Texas

Broad Street Café—Durham, N.C.

Canter's Kibitz Room—Los Angeles

Commodore Grille—Nashville

Ireland’s 32—San Francisco

Jack Sprat Café—Chapel Hill, N.C.

Java Cabana—Memphis, Tenn.

Lincoln Tap Room—Chicago

Lizard Lounge— Boston

Mandolin—Tacoma, Wash.

Midway Café—Boston

Molly Maguire's—Seattle

Nuyorican Poets Café—New York City

P.A.'s Lounge—Boston

Skylark Café—Seattle

The Bluebird Café—Nashville

The Sidewalk Café—New York City

The Starry Plough—Berkeley, Calif.

Three Friends Coffeehouse—Portland, Ore.

Train of Thought—San Diego, Calif.

Uncommon Ground—Chicago

Un-Urban Coffee House—Santa Monica, Calif.

For additional details or information about local venues participating in Open Mic Night in your area, visit