- Golden Impala Artist Show
Every two months Golden Impala Recording Studios located in downtown Los Angeles hosts an artist showcase in which artists who record at Golden Impala are eligible to perform two original songs at the studio’s intimate performance space. The coolest thing about this event is that audience members at the end of the show get to vote for their favorite performance, and the artist who gets the most votes is rewarded with free studio time! The only way to participate in this event is to book a studio session at Golden Impala the same month you plan to perform.
- The Hotel Cafe
The Hotel Cafe is an intimate and iconic live music venue located at the center of Hollywood. Its coffee shop atmosphere makes it the perfect setting for any singer-songwriter or acoustic performer. Adele was actually discovered here at this venue by industry professional Alexandra Patsavas, which eventually led to her monumental musical career. Other artists such as Billie Eilish, John Mayer, and Bruno Mars have also performed at this quaint little coffee shop. It is a venue known to put upcoming and promising artists on the spotlight.
- Silverlake Lounge
Silverlake Lounge is located right in the center of the Silverlake neighborhood in LA. The lounge, which started off as a venue for drag and burlesque shows, is known to showcase the wilder sides of LA’s musical scene. This dive bar-esque performance space is where many alternative rock bands such as Silversun Pickups, Local Natives, and Tame Impala got their start. It is a great place to build traction if you find yourself to be an alternative artist, who doesn’t fit the confines and labels of current pop music.
- Canters Kibitz room (open mic great for hiphop)
Canters Kibitz room is home to one of the most popular Open Mic events in all of LA. Located in the Fairfax district, this venue hosts open mic events every Sunday night allowing artists and performers of all genres a chance to showcase their music. Artists are allowed to perform two original songs to the often jam packed room filled with audience members. You never know what youre going to get when you go to Canters, as it accepting of artists of any genre. It is so well known that superstar artists such as Mick Jagger and Sting are known to occasionally show up.
- The Lexington Bar (great open mic with great atmosphere)
The Lexington Bar is a great live music venue located in Downtown Los Angeles that hosts open mic nights every Wednesday. Smaller than Canters, it is known to attract a more intimate and supportive crowd. For artists who feel like they’re still getting their feet wet with performing, this is the perfect location. Its dark atmosphere, quaint setting, and friendly crowd, allow the artist to easily settle in.