The Big Mic Comes To Hyderabad, Bengaluru This Month

India’s longest running open mic nights will now be held once a month in the two Deccan cities

Pop Team March 20, 2022

Spud In The Box performing at The Big Mic for music

Peeps looking for an alternate nightlife experience in Hyderabad and Bengaluru can stop their multiple crawls to pubs, clubs and house parties. Mumbai’s nightlife curators Culture Shoq are bringing their famed open mic nights called The Big Mic to the two Deccan cities. The first Big Mic open mic in Hyderabad will be held on March 23, 2022 at The Lemon Tree Premier at Madhapur and in Bengaluru on March 30, 2022 at The Lemon Tree Premier at Ulsoor Lake.

As opposed to their weekly programmed events of open mic for comedy, music, rap, poetry and magic in Mumbai. In Hyderabad and Bengaluru the first few nights will offer a mixed bag of talent where performers can bring their myriad talent to the Big Mic stage. Talent no bar.

“Our idea is to create a platform for grass route talents. Hyderabad and Bengaluru, both have a lot of great talent that is yearning for a stage. We offer you a platform to help you break out of the mould like we have been doing in Mumbai for the past four years,” says Rajeesh Marar, co-founder Culture Shoq.

In Mumbai, some of the biggest emerging artists have come from the Big Mic stage including Mumbai alt rockers Spud In The Box, artists Vasuda Sharma, Ayan De, Siddharth Basrur and Alisha Batth. India’s burgeoining standup comedy scene was first created at The Big Mic stage where comics like Sahil Shah, Sapan Verma, Tanmay Bhatt, Kunal Rao, Varun Thakur, Karunesh Talwar, Karan Talwar, Aditi Mittal, Amogh Ranadive and the crew from Adam Dow’s Improv Comedy gave their first performances. Even actor-turned-author Anu Aggarwal read out excerpts from her biography at an open mic for poetry in 2010.

The Big Mic aims to create a similar scene in both Hyderabad and Bengaluru. “The long term endeavour has always been to discover, encourage, promote and manage talent from the small stage to the big stage,” adds Marar. 

For the inaugural nights in both Hyderabad and Bengaluru, interested performers can participate by registering onto The Big Mic’s just-launched social networking site here.  Make sure you’re there, the entry is free. Visit the Facebook events here and here.

Here’s a video from The Big Mic for Music: