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Open Mics and Showcases

SAW members host a number of Open Mics and Showcases. What’s the difference? Open Mics are a come-one-come-all performance opportunity. Showcases feature a set of performers who are selected in advance by the host. That said, these events have many different formats. Many showcases have an open mic segment before or after.

The Calendar at right presents a list of upcoming SAW showcases. These are run by current SAW members who, in addition to performing, enjoy putting others onstage.

If you want to perform, please click on the individual event listing to get the details BEFORE you show up. Whether performing or listening, come enjoy a night of live music!

Current SAW sponsored Open Mics & Showcases


O Street Mansion
The Electric Maid
The Pinch


Adventist Rehab Hospital–Rockville
American Legion–Rockville
Beans in the Belfry–Brunswick
Brewer’s Alley–Frederick
Frederick Coffee–Frederick
New Deal Cafe–Greenbelt
Azucar Restaurant–Silver Spring


The Epicure Cafe–Fairfax
Ireland’s Four Courts–Arlington
The L.A. Bar and Grill–Arlington
Shoes, Cup and Cork–Leesburg
Happy Creek Coffee and Tea–Front Royal
The Surge Community Church–McLean

Upcoming Open Mics & Showcases

For more, see the full Calendar

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