Bronx Poetry Night with @SWBRadio

The Bronx hosts one of the REALEST open mics in NYC today. Each Wednesday at 10:02 Lounge on Tremont, Shay Marie G of SWB Radio invites artists to Bronx Poetry in to become a part of the vibe. The set up of professional yet casual; a place where you are forced to be yourself, and then rewarded for it accordingly.

Making HERstory w/ @ArticulateNYC at @TheNest

Celebrated Black history month, appropriately by touching the mic for ArticulateNYC’s “HER”story open mic, which focused on celebrating women of color. I was more than honored to bring Tunisia on stage at The Nest with me, for the first song I’ve actually created with someone — and a woman at that! ArticulateNYC’s founder, Anya, is also a woman and that just made it all sweeter.

When Goddesses Link Up: @FINDYOURIDNYC’s Art Showcase – @PYNKNYC #OnWednesdaysWeWearPYNK

PYNK Wednesdays at the VYNL is practically headquarters for leading women creatives in the tri-state area. The new event, hosted by FindYourIDNYC, highlights women & is open to all art forms , providing opportunities to showcase talents from poetry, singing and rapping to clothing design, modeling and entrepreneurship. This networking event is “the element” any driven and artistic woman wants and needs to be part of.

Tuesday Nights in Harlem w/ @WordVomitPoets #EROTIX #OpenMic

You cannot deny the vibes at the Word Vomit Poets open mic. Each Tuesday, artists pile into Moca Lounge in Harlem and fill up the seating, bar stools and open mic list with an incredible amount of respect for the mic and each other.  The hosts keep a tight check on timing, ensuring that the show moves along and the crowd stays entertained. For the few patrons in the crowd who aren’t artists, there are participation games interspersed throughout the evening.

Open Mic Night with @Sound_Series and @Dinner_Land

Written by President ELLA

It’s been a while since I touched the mic, but The Sound Series gave me exactly what I needed. This Brooklyn open mic is both organized and dope. As advertised, sign ups are from 6-7 and go smoothly because you’re asked to show up with a hard drive & you only get 1 song.

Quick Show Out in Atlanta, GA

Written by President Ella

My stay was perfect in its simplicity: I was there to see my friend, but I’m always working. I booked myself a lil show with The Bar Exam and that was a pretty dope experience which you can read about here. It’s always a blessing to touch a stage in a new place &, as a self-managed artist, every opportunity I come across feels like an incredible accomplishment. (If you want to know how the show went, just click here!) After following my rap star dreams, my best friend did the best friend thing and showed me what I needed to see.