Free Speech Open Mic

Free Speech Audio Visual Open Mic #8: 8/10/19

All Ages Audio-Visual Open Mic
Hosted by Belmont Media Center

Saturday, August 10th from 12pm to 4pm Play your songs, show your video, read your poetry, perform stand-up comedy, or just speak your mind at the Audio Visual Open Mic #8 here at Belmont Media Center's Studio A. We encourage original material but cover songs and/or derivative material is fine too. We can accomodate almost every type of performer, just let us know what you're all about beforehand.

WE HAVE A FULL PA and STAGE MONITORS. Our 3-camera HD TV studio will capture every performer. We have an upright piano, plenty of mics, and an LCD projector for videos or images that can be projected onto the wall.

The entire afternoon will be cablecast LIVE locally & on the Web and also on Facebook LIVE. Performances will be archived on our YouTube page. If you're looking for a video to showcase your talent, our open mic is a great way to get a quality promotional product. And its free!

1. The length of your performance time depends on how many people confirm before the open mic. Each slot will be at least 15 minutes. Those screening videos longer than that must email us before the event.

2. If you want to screen a video or film or project images for your slot or during your performance we recommend an H.264 1920 x 1080 file. We will create a Send us a link or upload to our Dropbox Folder > HERE (you don't need a Dropbox account)

3. When you sign up for a time slot, PLEASE ADD IN THE COMMENTS SECTION what instruments, etc. you will be using if you're a musician or performance artist with equipment needs. Otherwise, please tell us a little about your performance (music, essay, poetry, etc) so that we can be ready. PLEASE INCLUDE HOW YOU WANT YOUR NAME DISPLAYED ONSCREEN, your social media info and/or whatever promotional info you might want to promote. Also...if you have specific requests about the production of your performance on video, don't hesitate to ask how we can help.

4. Belmont Media Center is open to all, so please be respectful of others. No abusive or threatening behavior will be tolerated.

Questions? Please email Jeremy Meserve: [email protected] or call 617-484-2443

Belmont Media Center is located in Waverley Square, Belmont. There is a municipal parking lot adjacent to us. There are 2 hour parking spots in front of our building. The 73 bus line from Harvard Square terminates across the street. The 554 bus line from Boston, Allston, Newton, and Waltham also terminates there. Waverley Square is also a stop on the MBTA Commuter Rail Line from Fitchburg.

Date: 08/10/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Location: 9 Lexington Street, Belmont MA

Created by:   Jeremy Meserve
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Available Slot

12:00 - 12:15

Alexandra Pace

12:15 - 12:30

Rory Townsend

12:30 - 12:45

John Oliver
2 person Band, will bring acoustic guitars, need mic and PA

12:45 - 1:00

Charlie G
Not sure yet

1:00 - 1:15

Tom Ahlborn-Hsu
Singer/Songwriter Guitarist

1:15 - 1:30

Jessica Sollee
Voice. Need mike and iTunesĀ U backup music for lady be good by Ella Fitzgerald slow ballad version

1:30 - 1:45

Johanna Tulloch
Singing and play guitar

1:45 - 2:00

Nina Grimaldi
Piano players: teacher and student

2:00 - 2:15

Karbia Yuan
Electronic Chiptune Covers, as 'The Apsychalypse' / may need a PA for my Tablet (unless I bring my Bluetooth speaker) and a mic.

2:15 - 2:30

Ron Fletcher
Guitar/voice; indie/alt/classic singer/songwriter covers. Will have acoustic with pick-up; need mic and monitors.

2:30 - 2:45

jeffrey margulies
native american flutes

2:45 - 3:00

Jim Waugh

3:00 - 3:15

Mimi Tanski

3:15 - 3:30

I am a singer-songwriter/ I am bringing my own guitar/I will need a mic and a stool

3:30 - 3:45


3:45 - 4:00

Stefan Iglesias
Rock group playing originals and a cover, we would need a plug in for the amp, and a PA for the vocals.

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