Philly Rising Open Mic
Sign ups open May 6th.
World Cafe Live’s Philly Rising Open Mic is back in full swing! We’ve partnered with local movers & shakers REC Philly to bring you an evening of musical collaboration, inspiration, and networking hosted by Gabrielle Chapman. Each month, we’ll welcome pre-selected performers from every genre to step up to the mic, along with a Featured Artist hand-picked by REC Philly. Whether you’re a performer, a supporter, an industry professional, or just a music lover – Philly Rising Open Mic is the place to be every first Tuesday. Our restaurant opens at 5pm (happy hour until 7pm!), and performances start at 8pm. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome.Submissions are accepted up to one week before each month’s Open Mic (submission for June will close 5/26). If selected, you’ll be notified with an approximate time slot. Please check in with our host at least 30 minutes before your time slot. Each performer is allowed 2-3 songs, or a maximum of 10 minutes.We encourage you to sign up in advance, but there will be spots available for those day-of deciders! Walk-up performers will be chosen on a lottery basis. Please check in with our host when you arrive to enter.
WCL provides a drum kit, bass amp, two guitar amps, and an upright piano on stage and ready to use. Performers wishing to use the drum kit must provide their own sticks, and guitarists and bassists must provide their own instruments and instrument cables. Performers with pre-recorded tracks need to bring their own playback device (phone, laptop). WCL provides an auxiliary cable (headphone jack) on stage for performers to plug into. Folks with newer iPhones are responsible for providing their own headphone adapter. WCL will not provide one.
Featured Artist: Darienne Empire
The Lounge at World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104