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4th Sunday NVUS Ukulele (Virtual) Open Mic – Apr 2020

NVUS Uke Open Mic @ Ono
4th Sunday NVUS Ukulele (Virtual) Open Mic - Apr 2020


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Bookings closed


Ono Brewing
4520 Daly Dr Suite 102, Chantilly, VA, 20151

Event Type

ONLINE: URL to Join on Facebook Live will be posted here as a comment. This livestream is for Society members. OR, just go to our Facebook page and wait for the stream to post on it.

A Northern Virginia Ukulele Society (NVUS) monthly hosted meeting where Society members and the public ukulele aficionados can excel!

All instruments welcome but the ukulele must be present and played!

Since this is your home turf, it affords Society members to practice being on a stage as a soloist, duo/duet, trio, or larger. Preference is less than 5 because of stage size. BUT… NVUS Beginner’s are encouraged to sign up — if you like to get feedback (stage coaching), let the NVUS MC know.  They will alert the advanced or performers in the line up to assist in “stage coaching.

Even if you don’t want to perform, come hear your fellow members who do brave the stage. Encourage them or stay to learn what they do to be on stage, how they have arranged their music for performance, and the tools they use to help embellish the song.

At this ukulele open mic, you can count on the standard co-hosts, Moses K. and David B. Occasionally we may have other Society members host as the month’s MC.  We’ll even back you on request as long as we have your lead sheet (chord sheet) ahead of time (usually at least a week).

NVUS Open Mic Rules:

  • Three (3) songs or 10 minute limit per signed up set.
  • Multiple sign ups are allowed if time permits.  We have a hard stop at 6PM.
  • Sign up sheet will generally be on the society table (usually near the front).  Please keep this table clear for the Society leaders, sound engineer, or MC.
  • NVUS Open Mic MC or host will arrange the line up — check to order board to see when you perform in the line up.  Generally, the stack is beginners first and advanced or performers last.  If the Ensemble performs, they will open the open mic.
  • NVUS Open Mic MC will introduce you or your group. The name of the person or group will be introduced when they are ready to play.  Performers should always announce their songs.
  • Music stands, stools, and mikes will be available. Mic’s will be for vocals (of course)… unless its an ukulele instrumental solo (no singing). So sing if you like, or not.

Let’s Have some Fun!  Enjoy the Music and Camaraderie!

History of NVUS Open Mic

Northern Virginia Ukulele Society (NVUS – pun pronunciation is to say eNVy-US) started the monthly ukulele open mic at Creme Café more than 10 years ago (Jun 2009) and at Café Montmartre for more than 9 years (Oct 2010). Now, the open mic is held at Ono Brewing Company, a gracious sponsor who provides us space so ukers who want to get up on our makeshift stage and sit in front of a mic to sing a few tunes while playing their ukulele. The monthly ukulele open mic is open to the general public and starts at 4pm – all instruments welcome as long as they accompany or have ukulele’s included in their songs. So, bring on your songs!


RSVPs are closed for this event.

Members who are attending/attended this meeting:
  • Moses Kamai
  • Rick Weise
  • Kai Posey
  • Lyle Reger
  • Hedi Kamai
  • David Bartell
  • Katherine McNamee


  1. First want to thank Lyle, Mike, and especially Kai for your patience today. Was a better operation today than last month which was canceled.

    For future reference for Performers queuing for Open Mic performance:

    1) RSVP to let membership know you are “attending” whether performing or not
    2) For virtual open mic, email the Society your interest to perform Not Later Than (NLT) 1800 the Saturday before the open mic.
    3) Sometime Sunday morning, hours before we start the Primer (Sunday sign-ups will no longer be accepted), we will email back the line up, time slots, and the ZOOM ID that will be used for the Open Mic.
    4) Sign in at least 15 min before your slotted time. If you’re not available by your queue time, your slot will likely be forfeited. Special circumstances may be considered depending on the MC team’s availability to address it. The MC team is usually into final preparations are in place ALL Society events for 4th Sunday and will generally not have time to address your issue to ensure all events go on time and smoothly.
    5) Be patient. If all goes well with the new configuration (Open Mic’s will have it’s own profile in our tools), you’ll start on time.
    6) MC will be on the stream to introduce you, once your given the virtual stage, finish introducing yourself and introduce your songs.
    7) When you are done, wait for the MC to have any brief out discussions/Q&A with you. Once complete, exit ZOOM immediately. Can’t bring in next performer until you leave the ZOOM session.

    These will be posted, hopefully before our next open mic on a public page of our website. It will go into a protocol file and posted to our Facebook page as well.

    Note: ZOOM is used as a queuing (“Green Room”) as both viewable screens of ZOOM are used in the Open Mic production and should only have 2 people in it — MC and Performer.

  2. Have not seen any emails signing up for the open mic. Will we abandon another month? Still need emails to… Once I start last minute preparations for Primer and Jams, I will not be monitoring any emails or Facebook messaging — thus killing open mic again.

  3. Pam and Kim will be spectators. Not sure if this is the right spot for spectators.

  4. I think we got the tech worked out.

    We will post the Society’s Facebook Live link to the 4th Sunday Monthly Ukulele Open Mic here — around show time (4pm-ish).

    This will be our first virtual open mic this Sunday. Wish us luck. Hope you watch.

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