Calendar of Events
Weekly Open Jam • Funkadelic Studios
Funkadelic hosts an open jam every Saturday from 8pm to midnight where musicians can network and collaborate with other like-minded artists, from beginners to professionals in all genres. It's a great way to find potential band members, or to test out and get feedback on new songs that you’re working on!
Level Up Open Mic • Funkadelic Studios
Level Up is a monthly showcase on every second Saturday that puts veteran artists on stage with youth artists to help "level up" their skills.
Soul Sessions Open Mic Jam • Funkadelic Studios
Soul Sessions is a monthly open mic jam session that takes place on the last Friday of every month from 7-11pm at Funkadelic Studios. Hosted by poet/emcee J La Sol, he is accompanied by his incredible house band, the Travelers, and together they have created a space where artists and musicians of all kinds can come and freely express themselves. The show consists of 10 open mic-ers, 3 featured acts, and is closed out with a jam session where all artists and musicians can participate. We encourage all performers to work with the house band to bring out their best live experience possible!
The Revival Soul Cipher • Funkadelic Studios
Singers! Spoken Word Artists! Come out and join a cipher of hip hop oriented singers and songwriters. We'll be jamming in a fully stocked rehearsal studio and live streaming on Facebook. Event is BYOB – feel free to bring refreshments! The Revival Soul Cipher focuses on women and feminine identities who are soul singers, rappers, beatboxers, and/or break-dancers. All are welcome to come together in a circle, in order to jam musically and build. The Revival Soul Cipher is produced by The REC Life and Funkadelic Studios. We are happy to welcome you into our newest endeavor. Bring your good vibes, your voice, your beats, your instruments! We want it all!
Symphonics Live • Bowery Poetry Club
Symphonics Live is a multidisciplinary evening produced and hosted by Shawn Randall. It showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY along with elements of dance and improvisation, promoting Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club.
The Poet WILL Be Televised! • Silvana
TPWBT is a poetry jam session held on the second Wednesday of every month at 8pm at Silvana in Harlem. Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter Words, it brings together poets, spoken word, hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way. Tracks are not permitted at this event but the live band is happy to assist in any musical stylings you may desire. Produced by the REC Life NYC.
Leaving a Last Mark • The Bitter End
The Leave A Lasting Mark concert series aims to pair great causes with amazing local musicians, performing classic albums and honoring influential artists and genres to both raise money for charity and build a deeper sense of community here in NYC.
Freestyle Mondays • PIANOS
Hosted by iLLspokinn, Freestyle Mondays is a 4 DJ Turtablist battle and 8 Emcee Gameshow Battle followed by a live band jam session/open mic. Every last Monday at PIANOS.
This Is Your Song • Bowery Poetry Club
This Is Your Song is a musical competition in collaboration with Funkadelic Studios and Bowery Arts + Science. Originally hosted by John Arthur Greene & Ryan Vona, the show has been revived with AJ Smith at the helm. At the end of the evening, the audience picks their favorite ORIGINAL SONG, and the songwriter receives a special prize, sponsored by Funkadelic Studios and The Artist Co-Op.
The Juicy Box Electro-Acoustic Freestyle Jam • Juicy Box Bar
The Juicy Box Freestyle Jam is an unique jazz fueled jam/open mic with a fusion of electro and acoustic sounds. It takes place every Tuesday from 8pm to midnight at the Juicy Box Bar in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Come check out this one of a kind show put together by Swiss Chris, J La Sol, and John Baylies!