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upcoming program

Dec 12th 2016  ::  OMP #99
Jan Řepka
wild card:
Mirek Kovářík & Mike Perry
Hana Hrdinová
Sklad by walda
Erdela Teriérová

where is it

Kavárna POTRVÁ
Srbská 2, Praha 6 - Dejvice | map
tel: 725 806 097



open mic angels

Městská část Praha 6
Nadace Život umělce
SAI - Svaz autorů a interpretů
Audiopro, s.r.o. | Profesionální zvuková technika

dále nám fandí

Český rock
Radio Folk
Radio Proglas
Rádio Samson

Justin LavashJustin LAVASH (GB)
guest | Open Mic POTRVÁ #24 (May 6th, 2009)

„...well-organised and well-promoted, in surroundings which really create the perfect atmosphere for the various guests to perform their material properly to a responsive audience. I urge anyone who wants to discover what is really happening musically in Prague to attend, either as a listener or a performer.“


What is Open Mic POTRVÁ?

:: open opportunity for short public performance
:: great chance to hear a unique program
:: a community of songwriters
:: a place for meeting & inspiration
:: no prejudice or pigeon-holing
:: no rating, no prizes, no jury

Who can stand in front of the mic?

:: mainly poets and songwriters of all kinds

Can I come even if I don't want to perform?

:: of course. And we recommend coming early!

Where is it?

Kavárna POTRVÁ
Srbská 2, Praha 6 - Dejvice | map
tel: 725 806 097

Who's the compere?

:: Jan Řepka

Running times & entry fee

:: usually every first Wednesday in month
:: starts at 7pm - ends at 10pm
:: admission voluntary

Ora CoganOra COGAN (CAN)
guest | Open Mic POTRVÁ #34 (May 5th, 2010)

„The show you're doing is making room for cultural and musical collaboration and exploration. This kind of thing is integral for the artistic community, locally and internationaly. It was a great pleasure to be a part of this and I hope to return soon.“


What is the technical set-up at Kavárna POTRVÁ?

:: a small, low, wooden stage
:: professional sound technician + equipment
:: theatre lighting

What shouldn´t I forget?

:: a music stand, props; whatever makes you feel comfortable
:: CDs, business cards, flyers, posters, merch
:: we expect you to publicise! (web, mail, word-of-mouth)

Do I have to apply in advance?

:: whoever does, stands a better chance & a longer performance & will be promoted in the program, on the Internet & press releases

How long can I play?

:: if you apply in advance, no longer than 12 mins (3-4 songs)
:: if you apply on arrival, no longer than 5 minutes (1-2 songs)

If you are interested, please write to jan@openmic.eu

:: when you want to play
:: links to your internet sites
:: contact details (email, mobile number & postal address)

Mark GearyMark GEARY (IR)
guest | Open Mic POTRVÁ #28 (November 9th, 2009)

„In Prague I attended and performed a show for the Open Mic organized by Jan. It was one of the most enjoyable open mics I have done. The organizing was great, lovely people, really well attended and some excellent performers, too. It was such a lovely venue and everyone seemed very helpful and excited that this really is the best open mic in Prague and all of the Czech Republic.“


The intention of our Open Mic is simple: to initiate a meeting of those who like to perform songs - and those who like to listen to them - no matter what genre, age or experience. An informal meeting of like-minded souls. For songwriters it can be a great possibility to try new, or less performed songs in front of a full café; and for listeners, a special opportunity to hear something not found at other venues, and to witness unusual music connections. But the roles of performers and listeners merge throughout the evening, because to listen is as important as to sing.

If you know more-or-less experienced musicians in your environment, singing poets and the like, don't keep Open Mic for yourself; give them a flyer, bulletin or link, or take them with you next time. If you know any journalist, blogger, fan, reporter, critic, organizer, radio or TV DJ or even a music producer, give them a tip. They could (and should) be seriously interested in Open Mic.

Tereza TomekTereza TOMEK (CAN/CZ)
Open Mic NA PRAHU #13 (February 5th, 2013)
Open Mic POTRVÁ #61 (February 6th, 2013)

„Awkwardness highlight of the year: Having 30 seconds warning you have to give a TV interview about your music in broken Czech. Music highlight of the year: singing a Czech-English Bob Dylan duet with the very talented Jan Řepka and Sean Barry. If you are ever in Prague or Brno check out these amazing community-building events.“
Dan ReedDan REED (USA)
guest | Open Mic POTRVÁ #67 (Oct 2nd, 2013)

„The Open Mic Sessions in Praha and Brno, managed by Jan Repka, was one of the most gratifying events I have had the pleasure of performing at, and attending, for I was able to witness the immense talent that is presented in the Czech Republic. It is events like these that inspire young and aspiring artists that will move on to becoming headline acts in the future, and it is these kinds of gatherings that not only shed light on the art community, but remind the audience that live music is alive and well! I look forward to attending all these events in the future as an audience member, and hope these sessions continue for many years to come!“