Shure Unveils Venue Lineup For Its 2015 National Open Mic Night Fourth Annual Event Will Celebrate Aspiring Musicians Across the Nation With Musical Performances by Local Talent

March 26, 2015

NILES, Ill., March 26, 2015—Today, Shure Incorporated revealed the official venue lineup for its fourth annual National Open Mic Night. In honor of the Company’s 90th Anniversary, Shure is sponsoring a week-long series of events that unites singers, musicians, and spoken word artists through their passion for live performance and offers them an opportunity to use professional-quality gear. This year, Shure is sponsoring 75 venues from across the U.S. Each venue will host National Open Mic Night events during the week of Sunday, April 19, through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

“With 75 participating venues, this year’s National Open Mic Night is our largest and most widespread celebration yet,” said Stephen Kohler, Senior Director of Marketing, Shure Americas. “From coast to coast, more than six dozen venues will be putting talented artists and top-notch sound center stage throughout the entire week.”

Shure will equip each venue with microphones that will be used exclusively during artist performances throughout the evening, including the legendary SM58® Vocal Microphone, SM57 Instrument Microphone, and the 55SH Series II Unidyne® Vocal Microphone, an unmistakable stage icon. The Company is also providing marketing support during each stage of the event by supplying each venue with customized promotional materials and public relations assistance.

After the National Open Mic Night festivities have concluded, each participating venue will be entered into a random drawing for the chance to win a BLX® Wireless System—one of Shure’s latest professional-grade, affordable wireless microphone systems.

The following venues will be participating in Shure’s 2015 National Open Mic Night:

  • 50 Mason Social House—San Francisco
  • 6B Lounge Open Mic—Boston
  • Afterthought Bistro & Bar—Little Rock, Ark.
  • B.D. Riley's Irish Pub & Restaurant—Austin, Texas
  • Back Alley Draft House—Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant—Downers Grove, Ill.
  • Beaver Brew Cafe—Minot, N.D.
  • Blackwater Coffee Company & Cafe—Maple Plain, Minn.
  • Bremen Café—Milwaukee
  • Brewer’s Cask—Baltimore
  • Brickyard Pizza—Albuquerque, N.M.
  • B Side Liquor Lounge & Arcade—Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Café Bella Coffee—Rio Ranch, N.M.
  • Café Coco—Nashville, Tenn.
  • Calypsos Coffee & Creamery—Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
  • Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn—Half Moon Bay, Calif.
  • Complete Actors Place Studio—Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Capitol Grill—Jackson, Miss.
  • Cheaha Brewing Company—Anniston, Ala.
  • The Craggy Range Bar & Grill—Whitefish, Mont.
  • Crescent Moon Coffee—Lincoln, Neb.
  • Dagwood's Tavern & Grill—Lansing, Mich.
  • Deep South The Bar—Raleigh, N.C.
  • Dino's Lounge—Ferndale, Mich.
  • District House—Oklahoma City
  • Hashtag Bar—Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Hat City Kitchen—Orange, N.J.
  • HD Beans and Brews Cafe—Cincinnati
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar—Athens, Ga.
  • Hey Joe's—Cleveland, Miss.
  • Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse—Anchorage, Alaska
  • Java Cabana, Cooper-Young’s Coffeehouse—Memphis, Tenn.
  • Jed's Sports Bar & Grille—Nashville, Tenn.
  • Liberty Restaurant & Bar—St. Michael, Minn.
  • Lizard Lounge—Somerville, Mass.
  • Local 46—Denver
  • The Meadowlark Bar—Denver
  • The Dogfish Bar & Grille—Portland, Maine
  • Mullen's Bar & Grill—Lisle, Ill.
  • NU Café—Worcester, Mass.
  • Old Dog Tavern—Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • OnStage Drinks & Grinds—Honolulu
  • Opening  Bell Coffee—Dallas
  • Pig ‘n Whistle—Van Nuys, Calif.
  • Quenchers Saloon—Chicago
  • Red Rooster Coffee House—Aberdeen, S.D.
  • Riverwalk Café and Music Bar—Nashua, N.H.
  • Rúla Búla Irish Pub & Restaurant—Tempe, Ariz.
  • Savin Rock Roasting Company—Milford, Conn.
  • Scotty's Bar—Kalispell, Mont.
  • Slow Ride Roadhouse—Lawrence, Kan.
  • Sonnets—Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Station Bar and Lounge—Honolulu
  • Strange Grounds—Denver
  • Taproot—Anchorage, Alaska
  • Teavolve Cafe & Lounge—Baltimore
  • The Astro Lounge—Bend, Ore.
  • The Blue Note Grill—Durham, N.C.
  • The Depot Coffee House—Hopkins, Minn.
  • The Evening Muse—Charlotte, N.C.
  • Haufbrau House—Bozeman, Mont.
  • The Lexington—Los Angeles
  • The Mill—Iowa City, Iowa
  • The Old Goat—Richmond, Maine
  • The Path Cafe—New York
  • The Shaskeen—Manchester, N.H.
  • The Spot Underground—Providence, R.I.
  • The Token Lounge—Westland, Mich.
  • Time-Out Sports Bar & Grill—Las Vegas
  • True Brew Barista—Concord, N.H.
  • Uncommon Ground—Chicago
  • Underground Wonder Bar—Chicago
  • Uptown Arts Bar—Kansas City, Mo.
  • Wild Buffalo—Bellingham, Wash.
  • Wooden Legs Brewing Company—Brookings, S.D.

For additional details, a calendar of events, and to find the venue participating in Shure’s 2015 National Open Mic Night that’s nearest to you, visit http://www.shure.com/americas/open-mic-night/overview.