Songwriters Open Mic - 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month (5PM)

Thank you for your interest in signing up for EOP’s Songwriters Open Mic. The event takes place every 2nd & 4th Sunday night of the month starting at 5:00 PM. It serves as a platform for local, national, touring, aspiring, and established singer-songwriters. To sign up please select a date and time slot from the calendar below. You will receive a confirmation email when you sign up. You will also receive a reminder email the weekend before your performance. And you will receive a text message the day of your performance. Performers receive free admission. Family, friends, and fans can purchase tickets online at or by calling 404-478-2749. If you have questions regarding open mic, please review the info below or email us at


-Performers have 10 minutes each to make the Red Clay Music Foundry stage their own.
-Each act performs two original songs, and judges chooses three finalists.
-Each audience member gets one vote to choose in a “fan favorite” for a fourth finalist.
-Those four finalists are invited back to the stage at the end of the night to perform one more song.
-After that, the judges select one winner – this winner receives $100 cash prize and is invited to the Annual Songwriters Open Mic Shootout on Black Friday.
-Performers are judged on songwriting, vocal performance, playing ability, stage presence, and audience response.


-Three people on stage per performance (max).
-No effects, looping, pedals, or amps allowed. We provide vocal mics, baby grand piano, direct input plugs for guitars, and have mics on hand for instruments without pickups.
-No drum kits–only scaled down or hand-held percussion is allowed.
-No keyboards–we provide a beautiful baby grand Hailun for you.
-Since “playing ability” is a judging criteria, all music must be played live. You will not be able to perform with a live track.
-ALL music must be original. No cover songs.
-You are only allowed to be signed up for one open mic at a time.


-Please arrive at least 1 HOUR prior to your time slot.
-When you arrive, please check-in at the box office.
-We now offer audio CDs of your open mic performance. Audio CDs can be picked up on-site. Must pay in cash on-site at time of check-in.
-Please report backstage at least 20 mins prior to your performance time.
-Let our stage manager know in advance if any of your tech specs have changed.
-Need to warm up before you perform? No problem, we’ve got plenty of space downstairs for that.
-Want to stash your instruments until it’s your turn? Feel free to put them backstage.
-If you leave before the finalists are announced, please check-out so we’ll know you’re already gone.
-Invite your friends & family to enjoy open mic night with you – $7 in advance or $10 at the door.


-Hosted by Eddie Owen, EOP’s SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC SHOOTOUT is the gathering of national and local performers who compete in a head-to-head competition.
-These writers of original song were chosen over the past year from our Sunday night open mics.
-A panel of music industry judges will decide who progresses to the each round based on the following criteria: songwriting, vocal performance, playing ability, stage presence, and audience response.
-The winner of the shootout receives a $1,000 prize.
-EOP shootout occurs the Friday after Thanksgiving.
-Guaranteed to be one of the best nights of live music you will ever see, and chance to say you knew these folks way back when …

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