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Show off your singer/songwriter talents with the chance to win the $500 Grand Prize at Patrick’s Open Mic Night. This five-week contest will begin on Monday, October 9 and run until the Finals Night on Monday, November 6. First and second runners up will each receive $150.

The contest will be managed by Open Mic host John McArthur from NH Music Collective. Featured solo, duo and trio performers will each play for 15 minutes. A panel of guest judges will score the performances, and select one performer from each of the first 4 weeks of the contest to advance to the finals. In addition, the host will pick two wild-card performers for the Finals Night.

At the Finals Night, the four finalists and two wild-card performers will compete for the $500 Grand Prize.

Rules Include (and are subject to change):

  • Contestants must sign up in advance by emailing John McArthur at

  • No drum kits will be allowed

  • Performances must include three songs, with at least two songs being original compositions. The performances may include one cover song.

  • Contestants who do not make it to the finals the first time they perform, may request to compete again at one of the remaining preliminary rounds by emailing the host.

  • Sound equipment will be provided by Patrick’s (performers bring their own vocal mics)

  • Performers agree to allow photos and videos to be used for Patrick’s marketing efforts

  • Please address questions to Open Mic host, John McArthur

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