JGC Open Mic XIII to be held on Saturday 21st January
Well, what a fantastic year of JGCs Open Mics on this new Community platform, it really has been a successful year, starting with Open Mic 6 way back on 20th February and ending with Open Mic 12 on 19th November just a few weeks ago. The year has seen a lot of new folks join the community and step forward to play in their very first open mics and the events have gone from strength to strength.
So, before I issue invitations to sign up for the 2023 JGC Open Mic Season, I just want to thank everyone who has been involved in this year’s events. The small organising Team, the Performers and most of all the Audience who make it all worthwhile and everyone in the Community who take time to watch the show after the event, leaving comments and encouragement. Collectively, you all make this the success that it is!! Thank You.
So, without further ado, please start signing up for JGC Open Mic XIII or 13 if preferred!
Please make sure you read the following information in respect of the event, for both potential performers and audience alike.
And just to let you know there will be eight JGC Open Mics during 2023 and you can put the dates in your diaries right here right now !
JGC OPEN MIC DATES FOR 2023
OM 13 : 21 Jan
OM 14 : 4 Mar
OM 15 : 15 Apr
OM 16 : 27 May
OM 17 : 8 Jul
OM 18 : 19 Aug
OM 19 : 30 Sep
OM 20 : 11 Nov
The video for the latest Justin Guitar Community Open Mic can be seen here Open Mic 12: Recording + After-Show Chat and don’t forget to watch the JustinGuitar Community Xmas Bash 2022 as well.
Come and join the fun and experience what it is like to play in front of a live audience, right there in the room with you. Its the closest you will get to a real “out in the world” Open Mic !!!
Don’t forget these open mics are available to all members of the Community (who meet the criteria – see below) regardless of their playing level. You do not have to sing either, it is all about the guitar. We also welcome any non-english singing/speaking members who wish to sing in the own language. The door is open to all, so come on in!
Anyone interested in taking part, in either capacity, please read the new Justin Guitar Community Open Mic events – How They Work, Access & Eligibility . guide.
BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR UTC TIME ZONE AS REQUESTED
With the growing interest and greater visibility of the events, we have had to set some new criteria for running the shows, which will be self-explanatory on reading the guide. So please take the time to do so, before posting your request to attend. Performers, please ensure you meet the Performer Criteria before requesting a slot.
JGC Open Mic XIII will be held on Saturday 21st January 2023.
or Sunday 22nd time zone dependant.
Invitations to performers will be open until Monday 26th December .
At which point, the organizers will identify the appropriate start time based on time zones, as described in the Justin Guitar Community Open Mic events – How They Work, Access & Eligibility guide.
Please note there will be a maximum of 22 performers. So, if you have played at the recent Open Mics, please give consideration to those Community members who may be stepping up to the plate for the first time.
Performer applications will NOT be confirmed until after entries have been closed. This will still give Performers 5 weeks to prepare for the show. So please do not expect immediate confirmation.
Note : I will post a list of Performers on or around Monday 26th December
There are no limitations on the Audience numbers and I will confirm such requests, as they are made. An Audience List will also be published at the same time as the Performer List and will be updated, as further requests are received up and until the weekend of the show.
As usual updates will follow.
Please let me know if you are interested as either a performer or audience member and ensure you state your time zone in UTC.
(For reference - Time Zone Map) 11
For more information on how to access Zoom and set up your audio and video connection for the Open Mic events, please refer to this guide.
Open Mic Tech Talk - How to Setup Zoom
Here’s more background for those interested: The Community Open Mic Events category 1
Finally, as stated in the Justin Guitar Community Open Mic events – How They Work, Access & Eligibility 31 guide, a link to the Zoom meeting, will be sent to both Performers and Audience Member approximately one week before the event, by direct message.
Thank you for your support.
The JGC Open Mic Organisers
@Richard_close2u Richard is the JG Team interface with Justin. (Prior to DP becoming a Mod)
@Rossco01 Jason “inventor” organiser and MC - it was his baby !!!
@DavidP organiser and MC and now part of the JG Team interface
@adi_mrok Adrian provider of the Zoom facility, organiser and resident video editor.
@jkahn a recent new addition to the team and great MC given the hour he does it !!
@TheMadman_tobyjenner me organiser and xls nerd ! And happy to keep on doing so !