Open Mic

An open mic or open mike is live show at a coffeehouse, nightclub, comedy club, institution or pub
where audience member who are amateur performers or professionals who want to try out new material
or plug an upcoming show are given the opportunity to perform onstage .
Typically as the name suggests, the performer is provided with a microphone which is plugged into a PA
system, to make the individual performance loud enough for the audience to hear.