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Shure Announces Venue Lineup for 2014 National Open Mic Night
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Annual Event Brings Aspiring Musicians Together to Celebrate the Company’s Anniversary

April 7, 2014

NILES, Ill., April 7, 2014—Shure Incorporated today announced the official venue lineup for its third annual National Open Mic Night, a week-long series of events that unites singers, musicians, and spoken word artists. In observance of the Company’s 89th Anniversary, Shure is sponsoring 48 venues that will host National Open Mic Night events Monday, April 21, to Sunday, April 27, 2014, across the country.

“From Los Angeles to New York, if you’re an aspiring performer, we invite you to come out and participate at one of the Shure Open Mic Night venues throughout the United States,” said Stephen Kohler, Senior Director of Marketing, Shure Americas. “This year is shaping up to be our biggest National Open Mic Night yet, as we’ve brought on more venues than ever to create a week full of great music, inspiring spoken-word performances, and quality sound.” 

All participating venues will exclusively use SM58® and SM57 microphones, provided by Shure, during open mic night events. Shure is also supplying venues with promotional materials that will provide marketing support leading up to, during, and following their respective events.

Artists who perform during this week-long celebration at a participating venue will have the opportunity to win SE112 Sound Isolating™ Earphones. Following the National Open Mic Night festivities, each participating venue will be entered into a random drawing to win one of five BLX Wireless Systems.

The following venues will be participating in Shure’s 2014 National Open Mic Night:

  • 50 Mason Social House—San Francisco, CA
  • Al's Bar of Lexington—Lexington, KY
  • Auri's Open Mic at Cameron's Restaurant and Inn—Half Moon Bay, CA
  • B.D. Riley's Irish Pub—Austin, TX
  • Blackwater Coffee Co. & Café—Maple Plain, MN
  • Café Bella Coffee—Rio Ranch, NM
  • Café Coco—Nashville, TN
  • Café Paradiso—Fairfield, IA
  • Complete Actors Place—Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Conor Byrne Pub—Seattle, WA
  • Coyote's Bar and Grill—Hillsboro, OR
  • Depot Coffee House—Hopkins, MN
  • Dino's Lounge—Ferndale, MI
  • Full Cup Staten Island—Staten Island, NY
  • Ginkgo Coffeehouse—St. Paul, MN
  • Hatchy's—Utica, MI
  • Java Cabana—Memphis, TN
  • JJ's Alley Bricktown Pub—Oklahoma City, OK
  • Liberty Restaurant and Bar—St. Michael, MN
  • Lizard Lounge—Somerville, MA
  • Louie G's Pizza—Fife, WA
  • Luna Star Café—North Miami, FL
  • Luther's Table—Renton, WA
  • Meadowlark—Denver, CO
  • Mullen's Bar & Grill—Lisle, IL
  • Nuyorican Poets Café—New York, NY
  • Old Man Hustle—New York, NY
  • Precision Grind Coffee—Minneapolis, MN
  • Quenchers Saloon—Chicago, IL
  • Red Rooster Coffee House—Aberdeen, SD
  • Ritual Café—Des Moines, IA
  • Run of the Mill—North Charleston, SC
  • Smiley's Acoustic Café—Greenville, SC
  • Station Bar and Lounge—Honolulu, HI
  • Teavolve—Baltimore, MD
  • The Bard's Town—Louisville, KY
  • The Burren—Somerville, MA
  • The Lexington—Los Angeles, CA
  • The Mill—Iowa City, IA
  • The Shrunken Head—Columbus, OH
  • The Token Lounge—Westland, MI
  • The Winchester—Lakewood, OH
  • Time Out Sports Café—Jackson, MS
  • Time-Out Sports Bar & Grill—Las Vegas, NV
  • Uncommon Ground—Chicago, IL (both Chicago locations)
  • Underground Music Café—Falcon Heights, MN
  • Vegas on the Mic—Las Vegas, NV
  • Wooden Legs Brewing Company—Brookings, SD

For additional details, a calendar of events, and more information about local venues participating in the Shure 2014 National Open Mic Night, visit

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