Call for Submissions: Open Mic Night Hosts | Deadline: Aug 17

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Kelly Campbell (Mulligrub) hosts Open Mic Night at The Handsome Daughter, February 2018

Submission Deadline:  2PM CST Friday, August 17, 2018

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

To be considered for a performance, you must:

  • Be available from 6-10PM on at least one of the following (indicate all availabilities inm your submission):
    • September 18
    • October 16
    • November 20
    • December 18
  • 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 Coordinator
Manitoba Music

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