Play open mics in Bangkok
Updated: Jan 12
aRE you LOOKING FOR THE VENUES WHERE YOU CAN SHOW OFF YOUR MUSICAL TALENTS? HERE ARE OUR TOP PLACES FOR OPEN MIC AND JAM SESSIONS. IF MUSIC IS YOUR PASSION, THE FOLLOWING NIGHTS ARE PERFECT OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE A GREAT TIME, EXPRESS YOURSELF AND NETWORK WITH FELLOW MUSICIANS OR PASSIONATE MUSIC LOVERS.
IRON FAIRIES – every Monday the magical fairy world hosts OPEN MIC NIGHTS WITH TEE THE VOICE. All participants get one free drink. You can pre-register on their FB page or call 0639011106 and give your 1-3 songs you would like to perform. You can also enter their periodical Open Mic Battles and earn your first singing fee!
QUEEN BEE – every Tuesday you can sing/jam anything you like and meet some great local musicians that might start up your music career in Bangkok, you never know!
FATTY’S BAR & DINER – every Tuesday from 9 pm. It’s open for all – comedy, music or whatever you like. Performers get a free beer.
IRON BALLS GIN PARLOUR – Open Mic Night ft. Keithen Carter – every Sunday night from 9:30 pm. Singers get vouchers and best act will take home a bottle of 700 ml Iron Balls. Hosted by the one and only Keithen Carter.
All these venues are also great places to meet fellow musicians if you would like to form a band or need someone for your music project. Another way is to join the following FB groups and find your kindred musical soul: 1. Musicians in Bangkok (Thais and Expats) 2. Bangkok Musicians 1 3. Bangkok Musicians 2
FOR SERIOUS MUSICIANS:
FOOJOHN BUILDING – the latest addition to Bkk’s jam is at a place that has rather quickly established itself as one of the city’s homes of jazz. You can join them every Thursday and jam with some of the best jazz musicians in town!
SPEAKERBOX (EX NOTHING BUT THE BLUES that was one of the most genuine blues bars in Bangkok) is continuing the tradition of Sunday Blues Jam with some of the best local and expat blues musicians jam every Sunday (as of June 30th).
JAZZ ON SUKHUMWIT– For all you jazz lovers out there, you can spend your Sunday afternoon jamming with some of the best jazz cats in Bangkok. (until recently the jams had been happening at Check Inn 99, which has closed in May, and it is currently moved to O’Malley’s Irish Pub.
ADHERE THE 13TH BLUES BAR – and if you are really really REALLY good, some of the best blues bands in Bangkok might let you jam with them at the oldest blues bar in Bangkok: Jukes on Thursdays and Sundays, Banglumpoo Blues Company on Fridays and Saturdays, and The Vintagers on Mondays.
LIVE LOUNGE – Craft Mondays ft. Stars of Bizzare – Fronted by local legends Will Corbin (of Jenny & The Scallywags and Lips Manly) and Valerie Bentson (of Valerie Joyce and the Rising Sons) – Stars of Bizarre host their weekly jam each Monday at Live Lounge Bkk, with an open invitation to all musicians to jam with them as we celebrate our new range of craft beers.
If you are a poetic soul that needs to express themselves with spoken word, check out periodical Poetry Slam events at Live Lounge. “Spoken Word Poetry is a performance focused recital of original poetry.