Open Mic Opportunities
FARM expects to be holding a few Open Mics throughout the weekend.
Thursday night in the Grand Centennial Ballroom immediately preceding the DJ Showcase.
Sign up will be at the registration desk. You only need sign up once. We’ll draw from the same bowl each time. Once a person has performed their name is removed so you have three chances! Make sure you arrive 5 minutes before the start.
Each act is limited to 2 songs or 8 minutes of performance time whichever comes first.
EXCLUSIONS: DJ and Official Showcase artists are not eligible to perform in any open mic. Those with Performance Lane slots are asked to sit out the Friday and Saturday showcase but are welcome to put their names in the bowl for a chance to play on Thursday night.
We had hoped to hold them all in the Grand Centennial Ballroom (a dramatic upgrade from last year). Unfortunately, we neglected to consider the time it will take hotel staff to turn over the room from our breakfast buffet and it is simply not possible. Therefore, only the Thursday night Open Mic will be held in the Grand Centennial Ballroom and the other two will be held in the Saugatuck City Room.
There will be a basic sound system for walk up or plug and play. Larger acts may need to adjust expectations. Amplifying the vocals (and/or primary instrument) will be our priority.
We apologize for the downgrade but trust the atmosphere to be similar to our Performance Lane.