Free formed open mic every TUESDAY & WEDNESDAYS. All performers are welcomed!
6:30pm sign up, 7pm show starts
No Cover, $10 Drink/Food Min.
The next annual singer-songwriter contest will take place Thursday - Sunday, Jan. 23-26, 2014! Mark your calendars!
The very first open mic session began on Wednesday, Nov. 16 of 2005, hosted by Bill E., co-founder of Waltz. 3 people attended the session, and 7 years later, the nights are packed with musicians, comedians, writers, and often goes into the wee hours of dawn. The process is simple, you sign-up, and you perform. Our new host Pedro (Waltz-Astoria) has an amazing way of making every one feel comfortable and special. This is not just your everyday open mic, we're working hard to make the night feel more like a real showcase. We believe that the art of performing are perfected by creating a situation where the artists have the full control over the stage and the audience just as they would doing a solo show. Often times, extraordinary talents are discovered at our open mics and are offered spots in our specialized showcases and featured presentations. Open mics are the first step for musicians to get their feet wet, and the open mics @ Waltz is the ONLY way towards self discovery and stardom.
Keyboard players - No need to lug your keyboard here because we have a beautiful Steinway grand waiting for you!
Singers - You will need to provide your own accompanist or play for yourself as we do not have accompanist service here.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
7:30pm Sign-Up (In Person Only)
8:00pm Show Starts
NO COVER, $10 Drinks Minimum
Held two days a week, kids Sing-a-Long is a fun and affordable way to get children dancing and parents smiling!! It's a great alternative to ourdoor funs as the weather gets unpredictable, and it costs a fraction of other music programs out there. No commitment required, come as often or as little as you please!
Admission: $8/family (Incl. FREE Snack Bar for Kids)
*Street parking available for cars.
*Strollers can be parked outside in the driveway.
More: We have lots of yummy treats for children and adults, from homemade chocolate milk and old-fashioned PB&J to a sophisticated sangria and red velvet cake, we are here to make you happy from the inside out!
Mon. 12/2, 10:30am with Ryan
Thur. 12/5, 10:30am with Dave
Mon. 12/9, 10:30am with Ryan
Thur. 12/12, 10:30am with Dave
Mon. 12/16, 10:30am with Ryan
Thur. 12/19, 10:30am with Dave
Mon. 12/23, 10:30am with Ryan
Thur. 12/26, 10:30am with Dave (CHRISTMAS PARTY)
Mon. 12/30, 10:30am with Ryan
Thursday- Sunday, January 23 - 26, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that The Ultimate Singer-Songwriter Contest 6 (TUSSC6) will take place at Waltz-Astoria during the last weekend of January, 2014 (1/23 - 1/26).
This 4-night event is the biggest songwriters event in New York City, drawing hundreds of contenders nationwide. Past judges include prominent music producers, music publication writers, TV producers, radio personalities, concert venue bookers, as well as established singer-songwriters in the industry.
1st Place: $1000 Cash, Trophy, Featured Show at Waltz-Astoria, Invitation to be a judge for TUSSC7
2nd Place: $300 Cash, Trophy, Show at Waltz-Astoria
3rd Place: $150 Cash, Trophy, Show at Waltz-Astoria
First Round: VIDEO SUBMISSION (December 1, 2013 - January 5, 2014)
Second Round: QUALIFYING ROUNDS (January 23, 24, 25, 2014)
Third Round: FINALS (January 26, 2014)