The Bluebird Cafe Open Mic

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In an effort to keep our guests, staff and songwriters safe, we have joined many other local venues in asking for proof of full course of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of show entry. If you are coming with a group, please relay this information to all members of your party so everyone can be seated. We are now taking phone in sign-ups for our Monday Night Open Mic. In order to sign-up, please call 615-943-8168 between the hours of 11am and Noon CST on Monday in order to sign up to participate. You will not be able to leave a message; you need to keep trying til you get through to someone who will put you on the list. We will take the first 20 songwriters who call in to sign-up (each songwriter is allowed one guest). Due to our reduced capacity seating, we have limited our available performance slots for Open Mic Night to 20 writers. In an effort to include as many writers as possible, we ask that participating songwriters not sign up for two consecutive Open Mic night shows. Writers who are on the list must be at the club and have checked in with the host by 5:15pm on that Monday evening in order to perform. We will be honoring any existing Play Next Time stamps but will not be distributing any more. Please remember the following guidelines as they remain in place: Each participating writer will get the chance to play 1-2 original songs, solo or accompanied by no more than two others on stage. Drums and backing tracks are not allowed. We have a house Taylor Grand Pacific guitar and a Kawai digital piano (88-weighted keys) that are available to use.PLEASE NOTE: Priority is not given to out-of-town/out-of-state songwriters.Open Mic Nights are made possible by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The RIAA recognizes the importance of The Bluebird Cafe as providing opportunities, not just to established writers and artists, but also to those who are developing their talents and their careers. More about RIAA here. Tickets for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open. Please note that you may be seated with person outside of your immediate party.

Please Note: ***Please note, when you make a reservation at The Bluebird Cafe, you are agreeing to the following terms & conditions: • All ticket reservations are non-refundable. • Ticket reservations at The Bluebird Cafe are an agreement to pay the non-refundable reservation fee of $4.00 per person, the cover charge (plus applicable tax/fees), and to meet the $10.00 per seat food and/or drink minimum. • Effective August 20, 2021 and until further notice, all patrons artists and staff are required to either present proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative Covid-19 test administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare provider and taken within 48 hours of show entry. Proof of vaccination and test results must bear a name that matches the government-issued identification for the patron that is seeking entry. If you are making reservations for a group, please relay this information to all members of your party so everyone can be seated. • If you are a “no show”, we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the $10.00 minimum for each seat in your reservation. • Reservations are for your personal use. They are NOT transferrable and NOT for resale! We perform random I.D. checks and the name on the reservation must match the name on the I.D. • Please call (615-383-1461) or email ( to cancel your reservation AT LEAST 24 hours in advance. PLEASE NOTE if your reservations are for a Saturday or Sunday evening show, you need to cancel by 9:00 a.m. the Friday before or risk being charged. • Ticket reservation holders must arrive before the start of the performance to guarantee their seats, otherwise unclaimed seats will be filled from the walk-up line once the show has started. • Performers are subject to change. • Bar seats are only for customers 21 years of age or older. • We require accessible seat requests to be made two weeks in advance of the show date for guaranteed accessible seats. If you made a reservation outside of that window using our online system, please call The Bluebird Cafe during office hours and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please know that if you reserved outside of the two week window, accessible seats are not guaranteed. • The Bluebird Cafe is a listening room. If you do not honor our SHHHH! policy (being quiet while the performers are on stage) you may be asked to leave. • No outside food and/or drink is allowed inside the venue. • Still photography is allowed, unless the artist requests otherwise. • RECORDING COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL (VIDEO OR AUDIO) IS PROHIBITED. By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination shot), OR will have received a lab tested negative COVID-19 test within 48-hours of the event. I also acknowledge that I may be seated with persons outside of my party.

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