Call for Hosts: Open Mic Night | Deadline: Sep 9

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DEADLINE: Thursday September 9, 2021 at 4PM CST

Manitoba Music is planning a return to the stage for Open Mic Nights and submissions are now open for hosts! Each open mic will be hosted by a different Manitoba Music member, who will share some of their own music and welcome the night’s roster of performers. Hosts are offered a small honorarium. This opportunity will have a strong focus on gender diversity and BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ voices. Events may pivot online depending on health restrictions.

To be considered as a host, you must:

  • Be available from 6-10PM on at least one of the following (indicate all availabilities in your submission):
    • September 21
    • October 19
    • November 16
    • December 14
  • Be able to perform up to 10 songs of original music 
  • Be a Manitoba Music member and current resident of Manitoba
  • Be fully vaccinated by two weeks before your chosen hosting date
  • Be 18 years of age or older, or have accompaniment of legal guardian

Preference will be given to artists who:

  • Are solo performers
  • Have cultivated a local audience and local media coverage
  • Have a track record of strong live performances
  • Have a strong social media presence
  • Have not previously hosted our Open Mic Nights
  • Have an updated Manitoba Music profile 

To Submit:

Fill out the submission form below

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Music
  • Quality of promotional materials
  • Social media presence
  • Momentum, demonstrated in your bio and recent accomplishments in existing or other projects

For more info, please contact:

Ashley Bieniarz, Indigenous Music Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
Treaty 1 Territory


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