Showcase your talent at open mic nights in Nashville

Comedians, singer-songwriters, poets, and more are invited to take part in open mic nights across Music City.

A group of people at an open mic night event in a darkly lit room at Love and Exile Winery and Bar in Nashville, TN.

Hey It’s an Open Mic holds its events in Love and Exile’s back room event space.

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Tap tap ... *mic screech*

Whether your idea of a fun night out is watching aspiring comics try out bits, or maybe taking the stage yourself with an original song — there are open mic nights all over Nashville calling your name.

Comedy + spoken word

Ultimate Comedy: Local Open Mic Stand Up | Tuesdays | 8 p.m. | The East Room, 2412 Gallatin Ave. | Free | Will you meet (or become) the next comedian to have a Netflix special? Only time will tell.

Roast the Host Open Mic Night | Mondays | 8:30 p.m. | Third Coast Comedy Club, 1310 Clinton St. #121 | Free | Enjoy a good laugh with hosts Evan Berke and Miriam Kirk.

Comedy Open Mic | Sundays | 8 p.m. | The Green Light Bar, 833 Hawkins St. | Free | Comedians are invited to sign up starting at 7:30 p.m.

A wine bar with a dark pink hue and seven people seated at the bar.

Grab a drink at Love and Exile’s bar before the open mic comedy show begins.

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Hey It’s an Open Mic | Thursdays | 6:30 p.m. | Love and Exile Winery and Bar, 715 Main St. #A | Free | There’s nothing better than an evening of comedy + wine — or opt for one of Love and Exile’s frozen cocktails.

Tetrahydro Comedy Open Mic | Fridays | 10 p.m. | The Holistic Connection - Belle Meade, 4401 Harding Pk. | Donation-based | Enjoy CBD-infused gummies and mocktails while giggling with local comics.

Verse Therapy Open Mic Night: Worlds Unleashed | Third Friday of every month | 7 p.m. | 37208 Community Building, 2131 26th Ave. N. | $10 advance, $15 at the door | Share poetry and other forms of spoken word at this community event.

For singer-songwriters and bands

Open Mic Mondays | Mondays | 6 p.m. | Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Ave. | Free | Aspiring singer-songwriters are invited to perform original melodies.

Monday Open Mic Night | Mondays | 6 p.m. | The Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pk. | Free | Songwriters of all levels are welcome to perform and meet others in the songwriting community — original material only.

Nashville Songwriter’s Showcase | Multiple times a week | Times vary | Commodore Grille, 2613 West End Ave. | Free | Contact this group to set up a time to perform at one of its upcoming events.

Many people gathered at The Green Light Bar in Nasheville, TN.

The Green Light also hosts weekly karaoke and trivia nights.

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SongNest Live | Tuesdays | 7 p.m. | The Green Light Bar, 833 Hawkins St. | Free | Musicians and bands can showcase their talent by playing up to three songs.

Song Suffragettes | Mondays | 6 p.m. | Listening Room Cafe, 618 4th Ave. S. | $10 | An all-female country showcase with a chair reserved for a new performer each week — apply to play.

The Famous Open Mic Night | Thursdays | 6:30 p.m. | Fox & Locke, 4142 Old Hillsboro Rd., Franklin | $7 | Tickets often sell out in advance of this popular weekly event featuring original music, up-and-coming talent, and more.

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