International Open Mic at Mayo Street
Thanks for your interest in the International Open Mic at Mayo Street Arts!
The IOM was started by Jenny Van West and a group of her African guitar students in April 2017 to give community members born in other countries a professional, welcoming, supportive place in Portland to shine on stage. We welcome a variety of creative expression: music, theater, poetry, dance, stand-up comedy, storytelling. Any language, culture welcome.
These shows are FREE for no / low income. Bring your friends and family–all ages show. Tickets are sold and donations are collected during the show to cover expenses and support programs of the Immigrant Music Connection (instrument-finding program, free music lessons).
We also book a limited number of American-born performers.
Booking requests are first-come / first-served. Preference is given to recent immigrants and their families.
Friday, Oct 11, 2019, 6:30pm doors; Friday, December 20, 6:30pm doors