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Modern Times Open Mic Celebration Night

  • Comet Ping Pong 5037 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

FREE / 10pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Modern Times Coffeehouse, in the basement of Politics & Prose and next door to Comet Ping Pong, started their Open Mic night in 2006 and continued with Maureen Nelson as the host until 2015, every week for almost 9 years. The MT Open Mic has been an integral part of many DC-based bands' lineups, including Star FK Radium, Jonny Grave & The Tombstones, The Sweater Set, SweetBread Jims, Benny, Ken Wenzel & Cross Kentucky, Ballad've, Snakehead Run, Silver Jukebox Studios, and many many more. It has formed its own listener-supported Compilation CD in 2008, two holiday benefit concerts at RnR Hotel, and shaped the DC folk music scene landscape. 

June 12th will be a concert and celebration for an era of DC music, with many surprise guests!  We encourage you to come, support the end of an era of DC folk music, and the opportunity for new beginnings and collaborations.