11.01.2016 / by House of Juice
NOVEMBER 19TH & DECEMBER 17TH
Due to overwhelming interest and quite frankly DEMANDS for an open mic night at House of Juice here in Brooklyn NY, it’s finally about to go down!
November 19th 2016 7PM – 11PM
We officially invite you to come out to vibe and bump at the first Open Mic Night at House of Juice.
We hope this page will answer more questions than it raises. House of Juice will runs the open mic with Comedian Eugene T. Barnes monthly every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Can we talk you into visiting us and playing a couple? We currently have a sign up form to avoid over crowding and fill out sets before the night of the event to help promote each performer ahead of time.
Open mic night at House of Juice is a space for performers to learn and practice their stagecraft, try new material, debut a piece, be inspired, to inspire others, to express yourselves, network and
All kinds of performances are encouraged… original songs, cover songs, unaccompanied singers, instrumentalists, Spoken Word poets, Acoustic/Electro-Acoustic, Poetry, Electronica/Synth, Rock/Punk/Metal, Comedy, Country, Hick Hop, Rap/Hip-Hop, Beatbox, Open Deck (DJing), Open Reel (Video), Magic, Improvisational Theatre, The Blues, Folk, Storytelling, Reggae, Jazz, Funk & Soul, World Music, Musical. Sorry we do not have the space for dance.
Because sets are only 3 – 5 minutes overly long set-up and tear-down times can’t be accommodated, until you are approached to headline. So if you’re a band, come very stripped down… hand percussion and small amps… or better yet when we contact you we’ll let you know what our sound system can handle so you can plug into it. DJ’s are welcome to come early and play in between sets.
The headliner or feature sets will runs from 10:30 to 11:00 once performers are approached for longer sets. Pay for featured is via pass-the-hat tips only, no guarantee.
Q: How much time do I have for a set?
A: All performers will be given 3 to 5 minute sets. Once youâ€™ve repeatedly demonstrated that you can pull a crowd, and keep the audience vibing with you, our staff will approached to gauge your desire to perform longer sets.
Q: Can I record my set and post on social media?
A: We insist! Go for it! Please tag #houseofjuiceopenmic #houseofjuicebk and mention @houseofjuicebk when you do post to social media. We will be doing the same and tagging you as well to help draw a bigger crowd and more open mic nights. Watching your performance and crowd reactions can be very useful to growing your craft. Perform, Tape, Watch, Grow, Tweak, Repeat.
Q: May I retain copyright privileges to my performances?
A: If you wish for your performance to NOT be recorded or posted to social media for promotional purposes open mic night at House of Juice may not be for you. We reserve the right to record and publish all events taking place within our facility. The purpose of open mic night at House of Juice is to give new talent the opportunity to be seen and heard. If you wish not to be seen or heard, or do not want us posting your videos for promotion please refrain from applying as teasers are the main method of getting audiences excited about undiscovered talent.
Q: After the show will I get feedback?
A: Feedback comes from the audience. You are welcome to stay after to grab a round of drinks and network with other performers and audience members. We ask, out of respect for other performers, you refrain from networking or side line gabbing until the end of all performances.
Q: Should I perform same set every show?
A: That is completely up to you. However if the audience or producers of the show get bored with the same set, you will not be asked back until you can demonstrate you have more crowd pleasing content. To grow in your artistry, it is a idea great to explore and expand your content. FYI: One bad set will not get you booted from the next show at all.
Q: Can I perform at every open mic night?
A: That would be awesome! However it depends on demand for performance slots. Other factors will be considered in leading toward a “Headliner Set” including but not limited to, level of talent, audience feedback, punctuality (don’t waste our time nor our audience’s time we won’t waste yours), social media promotion, ability to draw a audience in.
Q: Can I perform someone else’s work?
A: Because your performance is not for profit, Yes. You are simply showcases your talent and expressing yourself artistically. Please give credit to the artist whose cover you perform.
Q: I have never performed a set in front of an audience, does that effect my chances of being picked?
A: Short answer is: No. We are looking for undiscovered, underrated and emerging talent.
A: Long answer is: Once you have performed for the first time on our mic we get bragging rights forever and ever. Once you blow up in the industry; you hereby solemnly swear to come back and invest in House of Juice or the talents our founders help to give opportunities to. You know give back. Oh and never charge us for a solo one night exclusive album release show.
This does not happen overnight and weâ€™re really trying to attract talents that can hang in there for the long haul.
A: In general, do your best to WOW the audience no matter what and additional opportunities may present themselves.
Q: Iâ€™m an out-of-town performer; will performing in New York City get me paid work or a travel stipend?
A: Short answer is: Nope. This is a volunteer open mic night to give artists and performers opportunities as part of our mission to support our diverse and growing community.
A: Long answer is: Perform your best and stay after to network. It’s not about your talent or who you know but who knows you and remembers you enough to keep talking about you and share.
Q: Will I be competing against other performers?
A: Not at all. Every performer in the eyes of the producers are gauged individually. The producers may decide to limit the types of performance styles per show to in order to keep the night diversified. Therefore if you have more than one performance style please list in your application. I.e. If blues singer slots fill up and you perform spoken word, let us know.
Open mic nights are for rising talent not pitting one another against each other.
Have additional questions? E-mail manager@houseofjuiceBK.com please mention that youâ€™re inquiring about the House of Juice open mic night.
House of Juice is located in Brooklyn, New York at 642 Rogers Avenue, between Clarkson Ave and Parkside Ave, in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood. Three blocks from Prospect Park. Near the 2,5 trains on the Winthrop stop and the Q train on the Parkside stop. Across the street from the Clarkson stop on the B44 & B49 bus stop. Street Parking is available within 5-10 blocks.