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The Acoustic Explosion at Silvie's - EVERY MONDAY 8:00-11:00pm
WHAT IS IT? - A music show featuring 6 performers/acts doing 25min sets.
WHAT IS IT NOT? - It's not an Open Mic. All performers are booked into their time slots ahead of time.
WHEN IS IT? - Every Monday, the show starts at 8:00pm, ends at 11:00pm.
WHERE IS IT? - Silvie's, located on the north side of Chicago at 1902 w. Irving Park Rd. (between Damen & Ashland) [click HERE for map].
WHO IS RUNNING THIS SHOW? - Singer/Songwriter John Kuczaj is the booking agent for this show and also the host. Check out his music - ATOMIC SHOP.
WHAT IS SUPPLIED? - Silvie's supplies an audio tech, audio & instrument microphones, cables and a music stand for the show. All you need to do is bring your instrument & tuner.
CAN I PLAY MY ELECTRIC GUITAR? - Yes! Electric instruments & keyboards are allowed (we have one amp, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer - guitars do not plug into the house).
CAN I PLAY COVERS? - Yes, Originals and covers are equally welcome.
MY ONLY EXPERIENCE IS PLAYING OPEN MIC NIGHTS, IS THAT OKAY? - Yes! A 25 minute set is 5-7 songs, so the Acoustic Explosion is a great showcase for you to expand your performing experience.
CAN I HAVE OTHER PERFORMERS JOIN ME ON STAGE? - Multiple performers onstage are allowed.
CAN I BOOK A FULL BAND FOR THE SHOW? - Only for the last slot of the night (10:30pm). Otherwise, in the other slots full drum kits are not allowed (1 snare/djembe is okay).
HOW DO PERFORMERS SIGN UP? - Email John Kuczaj directly at: - Please include info about yourself including your musical experience, a music link if you have one, stage name if you have one, etc.
WHERE CAN I SEE THE UPCOMING SHOW SCHEDULE? - Check out the events posted in the Acoustic Explosion Facebook page.

RESPECT & SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW PERFORMERS - All performers must arrive before 7:55pm and stay at Silvie's until the show ends at 11pm.
PERFORMERS MUST PROMOTE THEIR SET - Performers must do their own promoting to their friends, family and fans. There are no regulars at the ACOUSTIC play to whomever you draw (or don't draw).

- Silvie's is a Cash-only bar. There is a ATM inside ($3 fee).
- All performers and ALL patrons must be over the age of 21 - NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
- Irving Park Road is metered parking until 10:00pm. The City of Chicago regularly tickets between 9:30-10pm on Mondays, feed the meter or risk a $50 ticket.