JGC Open Mic XVII / 17 - Call For Interest

JGC Open Mic XVII / 17 to be held on Saturday 8th July @ UTC 1900

# Running Order Username Time Zone UTC Start Time am/pm
1 Brian brianlarsen UTC + 1 2000 8pm
2 Tjeerd trj UTC + 2 2100 9pm
3 John willsie01 UTC + 3 2200 10pm
4 Nicole nicolekkb UTC + 2 2100 9pm
5 Sebastian sebastian_dewulf-ortega UTC + 2 2100 9pm
6 Colin elixir1253 UTC + 1 2000 8pm
7 Eric eric.lennon UTC + 1 2000 8pm
8 Jen & Dan Jenndye429 UTC - 7 1200 12pm
9 Mark & Jen thecluelessluthier UTC - 4 1500 3pm
10 David skeletor83 UTC - 7 1200 12pm
11 Toby themadman UTC + 2 2100 9pm
12 Jason roscco01 UTC + 1 2000 8pm

Well we have just concluded another stunningly successful JGC Open Mic event and now its time to look forward to our next show in six weeks time !

No better time then, than to open the invitations to JGC Open Mic XVII / 17, to be held on Saturday 8th July 2023 (depending on your time zone !!)

The video for the latest Justin Guitar Community Open Mic can be seen here

Open Mic 16 Recording-& After Show Chat

Potential Performers please take your time to read the information below and ensure you meet the required criteria to join our merry band of troubadours!

Performer Application Window will be open for three weeks, so you have until
1900 UTC Monday 19th June to sign up.
Selection will then be made based on the details below.

Those wishing to join the audience only, please advise in reply to this post and include your local time zone in UTC, so we can make sure you are informed of the correct start time. Audience requests are not restricted and will be accepted until a few hours before the show.

Come and join the fun and experience what it is like to play in front of a live audience, right in the room with you. Its the closest you will get to a real “out in the world” Open Mic !!!

Please make sure you read the following information in respect of the event, for both potential performers and audience alike.

JGC Open Mic Dates For 2023

OM 17 8 Jul
OM 18 19 Aug
OM 19 30 Sep
OM 20 11 Nov

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 31 guide.


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.

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 31 guide.

Please note there will normally be a maximum of 22 performers each allocated a set of around 5 minutes. 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 3 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 19th June.

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

** Please take note of the additional guidance regarding the use of background filters **

Here’s more background information, 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


Hi Toby,

I would love a performer slot please UTC-7


Hi Toby, please put both Lara and myself down to perform. Though should numbers become tight we will step aside for newbies. UTC+1, thanks.


We would love to perform again! As always, we are willing to step aside for someone new if it is our turn.


Hi Toby,
please put me on the performer’s list :smiley:.
Thanks a lot :hugs:.


Audience please Toby. UTC+2

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Hi Toby, please can you put me down for the audience. UK UTC+1


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Might I also request a seat in the audience already now? :slightly_smiling_face:. UTC+3

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Audience please Ed, UTC -5 Thanks!

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Hi Toby, Please could I have a seat in the audience this time. UTC-4

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Audience seat for me please Toby, I’ll be on holiday but if the campsite has decent WiFi I’ll get on. I think it’s UTC +2

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Yes, I forgot to mention that I am UTC-4. :roll_eyes:

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Audience please, UTC +10

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Would love to be part of the audience please, will make my way over to the ‘how to’ guide to find out what I need :v: UTC +1 (uk)

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Audience this go around please, UTC - 4

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Hehe, you don’t need anything other than internet access (mobile phone/pc etc) to watch the show, Lee :smiley:
But do head over and check out what you might use to share a performance when you feel ready :wink:


Audience pleas Toby.
I am in Thailand that day. Dont have a clue about UTC, cant even figure out my own UTC, much less south east asia :rofl::rofl::rofl:

And @Chazzo78 you are more than ready!! Just go for it mate :grin:


I meant like I’ll probably need to download Skype and make an account as I’ve never used it lol :joy:

I’d go to pieces in a ‘live’ setting :grimacing: I can barely hold it together recording myself playing and singing at home, even when no one’s about ha

I might put my name down for the one after…can’t chicken out then :joy:

Just audience for me this time :grimacing::joy: maybe the next one if get the courage (or a couple of beers) haha

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Ok time for my daily round up of Performer and Audience Requests.

Into the Performer Pot goes :

@thecluelessluthier Yep had your missing UTC down, long before you hit that keyboard !

And due to the username limit per post, next the Audience.