Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy is calling all unsigned musicians to the ultimate open mic competition that will lead to a recording contract for one lucky artist. The smack down starts on South Street, progresses to MilkBoy Chestnut and culminates in the recording booth at MilkBoy The Studio.
Starting Monday, March 5, MilkBoy will host the weekly progressive open mic night at its South Street location from 7 to 11 p.m. Interested participants can sign up at MilkBoy South Street day of and the most talented performer(s) will move on to compete on the second-floor stage at the MilkBoy Chestnut in the Home Grown Open Mic Showcase. The ultimate winner, chosen by industry professionals after four months of rounds, will be awarded a recording contract at MilkBoy the Studio, where the likes of The Roots, Justin Timberlake and Meek Mill have recorded.
“Ultimately MilkBoy is all about entertainment, from recording at the studio to hosting local musicians at both venue locations with elevated bar food and drink options for Philadelphians to enjoy,” said MilkBoy General Manager Cory Elmi. “Home Grown Open Mic is unique from our other events, because it combines all facets of the MilkBoy brand to showcase it as an entertainment entity.”
For those seeking drink specials versus the spotlight, MilkBoy South Street will offer Victory Brewing Home Grown New American Lagers for $4. The hoppy, crisp lager pairs nicely with favorites from Chef Chris Beyer’s menu including cheese curds, fried brussels sprouts and roast pork sandwiches, kitchen is open until midnight.
Finalists from May’s Home Grown Open Mic will have the opportunity to perform on Tuesday, June 12th at MilkBoy Chestnut Street’s upstairs stage in the Home Grown Open Mic Showcase to compete for a cash prize. Similar to the original open mic series, industry professionals will choose a winner to move on to MilkBoy’s Winners Showcase held at the end of the summer. The ultimate winner of MilkBoy’s Winners Showcase will receive prizes of a recording contract from MilkBoy the Studio, a CD package from Pint Publishing sponsored by Mirror Image and a full feature in That Music Mag.
Additionally, MilkBoy South Street offers a robust line up of weekly events including Trivia Tuesdays starting at 7:30 p.m., Laughs on Philly every Wednesday night at 9 p.m., Karaoke Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and live performances on the weekends.