Call for Submissions: Open Mic Night Hosts | Deadline: Dec 1

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Marisolle Negash hosts Open Mic Night at The Handsome Daughter, October 2017

Submission Deadline:  2PM CST Friday, December 1, 2017

Manitoba Music is continuing the season of Open Mic Nights with the Winnipeg Folk Festival at The Handsome Daughter. Each event is hosted by a different artist. We are now taking submissions for artists interested in hosting a night. Artists will be offered an honorarium.

To be considered for a performance, you must:

  • Be available from 6-10PM on at least one of the following (check all availabilities):
    • January 16
    • February 20
    • March 20
    • April 17
    • May 15
  • Be able to perform up to 10 songs of original music
  • Be a Manitoba Music member
  • 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
  • Perform in a genre suitable to primarily acoustic open mics

To submit, email with "Open Mic Night" in the subject. Include the following:

  • Link to your profile on updated with:
  • Current music (a minimum of three full original songs – may be used in Manitoba Music’s streaming playlists and event promotion)
  • Current artist bio
  • Current high resolution image (300 dpi) uploaded to “Files” section
  • Links to social media

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:

Andrea Davis, Membership & Administrative Assistant
Manitoba Music

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