Speak Your Truth Open Mic

Looking for an environment where you can boldly display your authenticity free of judgement? Do you want to be around like-minded individuals who embrace and encourage each other, building strong connections that becomes extended family? Well meet us at SPEAK YOUR TRUTH – an open mic experience that will rejuvenate your soul. Speak Your Truth is an empowering open mic that encourages individuals to boldly walk into their authenticity in order to reach their greatness. A mystical night of performances that include poetry, comedy, hip-hop and R&B. A night of family where everyone is encouraged and embraced by beautiful spirits and smiles.
By being authentic you are able to align yourself with your values and beliefs, establish your identity, build courage, create boundaries, and find focus and direction. Additionally, you are better positioned to find your "tribe." A place where you can feel inspired around family.
Hosted by SouLah & Dreamer En Route / 3 Local Chicago artists featured at each show / Up to 12 registered open mic performers at each show / An environment rooted in positivity, creativity, family and encouragement / Candlelit lounge / A lengthy spirit list / luxe leather & suede seating / Network with Chicago’s most prominent spoken word, comedic and musical artists / Door prizes and raffles / Every show contains a special treat for birthday celebrants / Sounds by DJ Flash McFly
Performance are not limited to any particular genre. Performances can include poetry, spoken word, comedy, hip hop, R&B, bands and musical instruments. All cultures, backgrounds and genders are welcome. We only ask one thing... the work is authentic and a representation of your creativity.

House Rules

Speak Your Truth Open Mic

A diverse platform of Chicago's finest artist on stage, encouraging family, friendship and inclusion.

Authentic Artistry

Network with Chicago's finest artists

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A unique family-like environment

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Drink Specials

Cost-friendly spirits, beers & wine

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Newcomer Friendly

We welcome all skill levels. Everyone is embraced.

VIP Specials

Birthday Celebrations

We celebrate birthdays at every show. Come let us love on you for your Birthday!

VIP Specials

Diverse Open Mic

All genres and platforms are welcome - Poetry, Comedy, Hip-Hop & R&B

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Dreamer En Route

Founder and Co-Host of the Speak Your Truth Open Mic.


Founder and Co-Host of the Speak Your Truth Open Mic.

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Speak Your Truth Team

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Dreamer En Route

Founder & Co-Host


Founder & Co-Host

Kells Tha Komic

Comedian, Jr. Co-Host
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Lauriel DaPoet

Poet & Jr. Co-Host

Kells The Artist

Hip-Hop Artist, Poet, Special Co-Host