What is Glassless Minds Open Mic Night?

Glassless Minds has held a community based Open Mic Night in Oceanside, CA twice a month since 2010. We facilitate a safe space for teenagers and adults to express themselves on stage or just sit back and be inspired by amazing expressive art. Glassless Minds Open Mic night consists of a host, the audience, a DJ, the open mic performers and a featured guest performer. Our doors open at 6:45pm, at this time you can sign up to be a performer on our open mic list. As the open mic begins we will call the names from the list in random order to come and rock our stage for 2 songs/poems OR 5 minutes (which ever comes first). Each event we showcase a nationally recognized poet, local musician, or a comedian to be our feature performer for a 20 minute set. We also may have a visual artist displaying art, creating live art or speaking about their craft or all of the above!

When and Where?

Every SECOND Thursday of the month!

LINKSOUL / HSCC: 530 S Coast Hwy,

Oceanside, California 92054


$5 Donation at the door

Who Can preform?

Anyone! We have had everything from poets to magicians to dancers to comedians to musicians come and light up our stage. We are a very welcoming community that encourages and supports artists and performers from all different crafts and walks of life. 


Glassless Minds helped me channel a voice that had been trying to find a way out. A place where I never felt judged or excluded, but warmly welcomed with open arms. They helped me create friendships and develop into a more confident human being.
— Zoe Brodsky
At Glassless, you feel like you are among like-minded people when you are there. The intimacy of venue, the love from the Glassless fam, the very recognizable energy, makes Glassless a unique member of the San Diego County open mic and poetry scene. I do not become the writer I am nor does the open mic I started become what it became without the love and support of Glassless.
— Ronald Preston Clark

Past Events