Calendar of Events

« »

View All Events

Best of Open Mic Celebration

Aug 11 , 2017 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
  • This is a FREE event!

  • Tell a Friend

Best of Open Mic Celebration

Aug 11 , 2017 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Since 2013, Blumenthal Performing Arts has regularly hosted OPEN MIC  programs on selected Friday evenings to provide an opportunity for locals to perform on a professional stage before a supportive audience. Performances have included folk singers, pop singers, country singers, rappers, instrumentalists of all varieties, dancers of all genres, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, comedians, and more.

Much to our delight, Blumenthal’s OPEN MIC pool of performers and potential performers continues to grow. For each event, over 100 individuals and groups each apply for the chance of their name being one of twenty randomly drawn for the opportunity to perform. OPEN MIC audiences also continue to grow.

To celebrate the success of Blumenthal’s OPEN MIC program thus far, we are pleased to present the Second Annual Best of Open Mic Celebration. Recent audiences submitted names of their favorite acts. Performers who received the most name submissions—along with memorable acts from previous years—are being asked to return to the stage for this special event. Don’t miss this wonderful evening!

Blumenthal’s Second Annual Best of Open Mic Celebration will be free to attend and seating will be first-come-first-serve!

Read More

Parental Guide


Performance Schedule

This event has already occured.

Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.


Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.


Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Learning Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.

Who's Going

See all
Be the first to say you're going to this event!
You are going Cancel