where is itKavárna POTRVÁ
open mic angels
dále nám fandíČeský rock
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?
Who's the compere?
:: Jan Řepka
Running times & entry fee
:: usually every first Wednesday in month
:: starts at 7pm - ends at 10pm
:: admission voluntary
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
:: when you want to play
:: links to your internet sites
:: contact details (email, mobile number & postal address)
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.