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Songwriters Open Mic Hosted by Eddie Owen

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Live @ Red Clay Music Foundry Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Doors open 4:00 PM

Winner receives $100 dollar prize and entry into the Annual Songwriters Open Mic Shootout on Friday, November 24th, 2017! FREE for participating performers To sign-up as an participating musician, visit the “Play Open Mic Page” above.
General admission
Advanced tickets are $7, day of tickets are $10.

Seating for Open Mics are General Admission and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.


On the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, you’ll get to hear some touring performing songwriters, some local touring songwriters home from the road, some local songwriters that don’t tour, some up and comers working on their chops, some amateurs that will never tour, and sometimes, someone that you can look back and say, “I heard them when”…but be guaranteed, it’ll be an entertaining evening! And for $7, probably one of the greatest entertainment values in the land.

To perform sign-up visit our “Play the Open Mic” page of our site (above) at You will need to select one of the available dates, then submit the requested info. If you have any questions, please email us at

Performers have ten minutes each to make the Red Clay Music Foundry stage their own. Each act performs two original songs, and a panel of judges chooses three finalists. The audience votes on one finalist. These four are invited back to the stage at the end of the night to perform one more song. After that, the judges select one winner – this winner will be invited to the Annual Songwriters Open Mic Shootout. Performers are judged in five different areas: songwriting, vocal performance, playing ability, stage presence, and audience response.

The Rules:

Three people on stage per performance

No effects, looping, pedals, or amps allowed. We provide vocal mics, direct input plugs for guitars, baby grand piano, and have mics on hand for instruments without pickups.

No drum kits – only scaled down or hand-held percussion is allowed.

No keyboards – we have a beautiful Hailun baby grand piano!

You must confirm your slot by noon on the day you are to perform. If your confirmation is not received by then your slot will be given to another performer.

Performers must check in for their slot 1 hour prior to their scheduled playing time.

Since “playing ability” is a judging criteria, all music must be played live. You will not be able to perform with a live track.

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