Rocky Presents & The Nuyorican Poets Cafe are hosts to the longest running hip hop open mics in New York City. These shows have a history of launching the careers of many well-known performers as well as providing a venue for up-and-coming artists to try out new material.
ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz
First Wednesday of Every Month @9:30pm:
Doors: $13, $10 w/Student I.D.
ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for Hip-Hop, poetry and Jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so you can have critically acclaimed Jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.
Rocky LaMontagne created “ALL THAT!” in 1993, while working at the Village Gate, NYC, to give young performers a space to work on their craft.
ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you on the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ.
“ALL THAT! at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe is an open mic some consider the jewel of the Rap-Meets-Poetry crown…” – Ava Chin, Village Voice
WORDS Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Third Saturday of Every Month @10pm:
Doors: $13, $10 w/Student I.D
WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young, up-and-coming poets and emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Reg E. Gaines, Danny Hoch, Saul Williams, muMS the schemer, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives artists a space where they can showcase and work on new material. It also gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience.
WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you on the third Saturday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ.