Next Show

: Sun June 20

OMA proudly presents quality performers in a wide range of styles. Join our hosts Daphna Rahmil and Pete Sommer for two hours of original songs as performed by the artists.

Woody Guthrie
Our Mission

June 20 lineup

Live on YouTube - 5:00 PM, PST


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Inspiration


A while back, I watched the Ken Burns documentary "Country Music", and saw the story of how the Grand Ole Opry started. In 1925 some guy at an insurance company in Nashville realized that they could use the WSM radio station to present Hillbilly music to a wide audience and maybe help insurance sales. Little did they know that their "National Barn Dance", later to become "The Grand Ole Opry", would trigger historic changes in music and culture. That moment in 1925 was an inflection point... when new technology intersected with culture to make something new!

We are now at another inflection point...and it's a big one! Covid taught us that we could have the Open Mic experience online and share music without geographic barriers. The pandemic is nearly over and we'll soon be in a "new normal". It's now clear that Zoom Open Mics will be a part of that.

Open Mic America is a virtual performance venue and also an organization to support and help grow the local Open Mic Movement nationwide.

We are primarily a showcase for original songs . We also allow performance of songs published prior to 1925; we call these "Heritage" songs. OMA supports the aspirations of those who write and perform today and we honor those who came before us!

In order to build a large national audience, we limit participation to more experienced performers. If you feel confident in your performing skills, we're hoping you'll Join us and be among the first who can say: "I was there when it all started"!

Best regards,
Dave Williams, a.k.a "Capo Dave"