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U21 End of Season Showcase Concert

Mingles, 12870 Old Seward Highway #114, Anchorage

The Under 21 Open Mic program is wrapping up the 2018-19 season with a more formal showcase concert featuring some of the best young local performers of all genres/sorts! A listening room show with snacks. Tickets are $10 for non-performing audience members.

Event WILL sell out, so don't wait! GET TICKETS HERE: (

Want to perform? Performers will be selected from the application submissions we receive here (, and will be paid an even split of ticket sales. Set length is up to 15 minutes. Performers who have performed at one of the open mic events this season will be shown preference for showcase placement, but all young local performers are allowed and encouraged to apply! All genres welcome. A professional photographer will document the night.

Come celebrate Anchorage youth with us!

What Is The Music Co-op?

The Anchorage Music Co-Op is a collective of independent musicians trying to provide new opportunities for local musicians at each level of experience.

Teens Can Help! Seeking Management Team Members Now

Teenagers! Are you interested in helping produce these Under 21 Open Mic shows?
If you are, please let us know by sending an email to: for an application
or apply on our facebook page
The main round of applications closed Saturday, Oct 6th at 11:59pm,
but there are still a few positions available, and they will be open until filled. 
Positions marked with ** on the list below are OPEN. 

We feel, as an organization that works with and for youth, it is appropriate and imperative that young people are involved in both the month to month event management and  the long term decision making/growth of the program. So, we are changing our operating format so we can become an organization that is
"for young people, by young people."
To do that, we are creating a volunteer Youth Management Team. 
Management team members can fill a variety of roles including: 
1) Host - West
2) **Host - East 
3) Live Sound Engineer, Lighting - West
4) **Live Sound Engineer, Lighting - East
5) Photography - East
6) Photography - West
7) Graphic design, posters, logo, merch
8) **Marketing, promotion, social media management 

Members of the management team will meet once per (school) quarter to discuss what is going well, what we can improve/add/forgo, how we should grow, goals, etc. On site training by an area professional can be provided if requested. No experience necessary.  We are looking for people under 21 years old who have a positive attitude, are respectful of all music/performance genres, and are interested in gaining collaboration and leadership experience. This is a great opportunity for young people who are looking to gain volunteer hours for college applications, and/or for someone who just wants to give back. Share with those who might be interested! Apply! 


Download the Under 21 Open Mic Flyer

Under 21 Open Mic 2018-19 Season Poster Feel free to share this poster with anyone you think would be interested! Email, print, etc. This season is rocking so far! All under 21 performers are welcome. 407 KB

Video from Past Shows

Who Helps Make These Shows Happen?



We are thrilled that the Atwood Foundation is supporting our Under 21 Open Mic Program. "The Atwood Foundation was established for the benefit of the people of Anchorage, Alaska & vicinity, particularly the young people, through assisting financially in the initiation, completion and maintenance of non-profit organizations of the arts, journalism, history and other civic enterprises" ( Our many thanks! We couldn't do it without them. 



KNBA (90.3 FM) has interviewed Anchorage Music Co-op artists before every show helping to get the word out about these new unique performances. Please check out their programming and community support at:


KONR (106.1 LP) has tirelessly worked to capture and broadcast Anchorage Music Co-op live shows on the radio. KONR has generously uploaded Anchorage Music Co-op members songs for regular rotation. Please tune your radio to 106.1 and visit their website at:

Spenard Farmers Market has generously helped the Music Co-op fund a PA for our performances. This PA is shared by the Anchorage Music Co-op, The Spenard Farmers Market and Spenard Jazz Fest. The Farmers Market has music every Saturday from 10am-2pm in the summertime. Don't miss Anchorage's BEST Farmers market.

Anchorage Folk Festival has included Anchorage Music Co-op for the second year in their programming. Please check out the Folk Week schedule at: They have also partnered with us to put on our January Under 21 Open Mic.  

The Anchorage Music Co-op would like to thank our AMAZING sponsors without which we would never get off the ground.

Fiori D'Italia  generously shares their space with the Anchorage Music Co-op and has been a long time supporter of local music.


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