JGC Open Mic XX / 20 to be held on Saturday 11th November 2023 @ 1900 UTC
Hiya folks, yes that’s right Open Mic Twenty !!
Here we go again, its your six weekly call to arms and hot on the heels of our latest gathering.
If you are interested in participating, as either a Performer or a member of the Audience, please register your interest by replying to this topic. Full details below, so please read carefully.
Potential Performers please take your time to read the information HERE and ensure you meet the required criteria to join our merry band of troubadours!
Performer Application Window will be open for nearly three weeks, so you have until
1900 UTC Monday 23rd October 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.
DAYLIGHT SAVING - Please be mindful to check your Time Zone in respect of 11th November, as many of you will experiencing DST clock changes prior to 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 HERE in respect of the event, for both potential performers and audience alike.
JGC Open Mic Dates For 2023
OM 20 11Nov
2024 Dates to be confirmed.
Don’t forget these open mics are available to all members of the Community (who meet the required criteria) 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!
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.
The organizers will identify the appropriate start time based on time zones, as described in the Community Open Mics - Access & Eligibility for Performers & Audience guide.
Once the performer entries are submitted and finalised, the organisers will evaluate the time zones involved and determine whether to host a show favouring the Americas and Europe (EMEA/WEST) or Asia, Australasia and Europe (EMEA/EAST). Start times for these two regions would be as follows - these have been adjusted for DST changes) :
- EMEA/WEST 19:00 UTC – (Saturday) 19:00 London and 14:00 New York, (Sunday) 06:00 Sydney
- EMEA/EAST 10:00 UTC – (Saturday) 21:00 Sydney 10:00 London 05:00 New York
Please be mindful of both possible start times, when making your application. As you can see your UTC Time Zone declaration is critical to the planning of events.
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 : The list of Performers will be posted on or around 1900 UTC Monday 23rd October.
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 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.
** 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
And lastly, a link to the Open Mic 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